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What If Norman Rockwell Went To Ferguson?

When the nightly news shows white cops policing the hell out of a black community, complete with tear gas and armored vehicles, it's hard to see the idyllic vision Rockwell had for us.In his painting "The Runaway," Rockwell envisioned a young boy confiding in a friendly police officer at a diner. Anthony Freda reimagined what it would look like today. Tough to trust someone in riot gear.

What If Norman Rockwell Went To Ferguson?
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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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