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The Real Reason Some Of Us Need To Leave Our Phones Off The Hook During Dinner

Ever hear the phrase “one voice, one vote?” Yeah, that's a lie. Turns out our presidential elections are really decided by a few voters in a few states. It’s really a double whammy: If you don’t live in a “battleground state,” your vote doesn’t mean as much. And if you do, well, you’ll probably want to move because you just can’t get away from the travelling multimedia clown circus that presidential campaigns have become. #DemocracyFail

The Real Reason Some Of Us Need To Leave Our Phones Off The Hook During Dinner
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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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