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What Happens When You Mix Young Minds And Dirty Hands?

The primary school near me nearly closed a few years ago, so I know from personal experience how sad it can be to think about a neighborhood school disappearing. Like the folks in this video, our community rallied to keep the school open. But the people featured here did something else really cool, and I want other school administrators, teachers, and parents to see this experiment!

What Happens When You Mix Young Minds And Dirty Hands?
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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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