I'll admit it: I am (overly?) dependent on mirrors. Perhaps not as bad as the queen from Snow White, but between my morning beauty routine and daily touch-ups, I would feel pretty uneasy without a mirror to verify that I look presentable to society. When there's not a mirror around, I'll find a way. I've checked my reflection in everything from store windows to my iPhone. But Kjersten Gruys, a UCLA Ph.D. student gave up mirrors for the ultimate vanity experiment. How long did she avoid her reflection? An entire year. Yikes!
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Before you say, "Yeah, sure, I could do that." Think what a year without mirrors would really mean. Got a first date? That means no eyeliner or red lipstick … nothing too tricky. And definitely no double-checking in your rearview mirror when you pull up to the restaurant. Feel a giant glob of spinach in your teeth during dinner? No excusing yourself to check in the bathroom. Instead you'd have to do theRead More »from A Year Without Mirrors -- Could You Do It?