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What should have been a heartwarming kiss on a skating rink has never been more chilling.

It's a crime to be openly gay in Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. This unacceptable discrimination is really quite staggering; here's a bittersweet and chilling look at what this could mean for some of our athletes.

What should have been a heartwarming kiss on a skating rink has never been more chilling.

Oh no! This video's been taken down. Here's another post about anti-gay violence and policies in Russia, if you'd like.



CLARIFICATION: It's a crime to have "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" in public places in Russia. Translation: If you're LGBTQQ, it's illegal to be yourself in public. I believe everyone should be free to live their lives openly. Hopefully, protection against this kind of discrimination will exist worldwide soon.

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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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