The Fine Print For This 'Pretty Amazing' Contest For Girls Makes Me *Facepalm*

In March 2012, Seventeen magazine launched its second annual Pretty Amazing Contest which offers a $20,000 scholarship to girls who have done "pretty amazing" things like raising money for the National Eating Disorders Association. Sounds great, right? Nope. Check out the fine print. No wonder the National Eating Disorders Association needs money. Jerks like the editors at Seventeen are telling girls being pretty is more valuable than their "pretty amazing" accomplishments.

The Fine Print For This 'Pretty Amazing' Contest For Girls Makes Me *Facepalm*

Congrats to SPARK Summit and the #KeepItReal campaign for their recent victory in getting Seventeen to agree to stop altering the models in their magazine. Progress!

Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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