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Deception

Trump: The Stall for a Pickpocket Candidate

Mike Bonifer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Bonifer

Notice to the Voters: Donald Trump is the stall and you are the vics. Trump's role as the stall is to to get in the way of clear thinking, and hold your attention as long as possible with the hair, the hate, the beauty pageants and the clowning.

Do You Have an Honest Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Honesty is a key component of a healthy relationship, not only because it helps us avoid harmful breaches of trust, but because it allows us to live in reality as opposed to fantasy and to share this reality with someone else.

8 Biggest Myths About Lying According to the Best Human Lie Detector in the World

Amy Morin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science
Amy Morin

Can you recognize when your partner tells a boldface lie? Have you ever stretched the truth on your resume? Do you sometimes offer compliments out of kindness, rather than true genuineness? Here are the eight biggest myths about lying, according to Paul Ekman, in his own words:

Underlying: The Deceit of Capitalism

Dylan Brody | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Dylan Brody

If we're really honest with ourselves as a society - and I know we rarely are - capitalism has developed into a sort of cultural sociopathy. We can p...

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

I started thinking about how appearances can be deceiving after an experience with a client who gave every indication of being very wealthy.

Cheating All Around

Susan D. Blum | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Susan D. Blum

If this system of widespread and coordinated cheating has a positive outcome, it is to cast a bright light on the desperation of people trying to survive a system that punishes rather than supports struggling.

What's the Most Accurate Lie Detector? It's Not What You Think

Russ Warner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

The future of polygraph may soon change due to new innovations that prove to be more accurate and less invasive.

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

You Want to Have an Affair ...

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Stephanie D. Lewis

You want to have an affair. You haven't even been married long. Wait a sec, are you married or just roommates? You check and yep, your marriage license is in your nightstand drawer. The wedding video that cost $800 is covered with dust. No question -- you've made a lifelong commitment.

Consent of the Governed

Daniel Davis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Daniel Davis

A key way to begin restoring trust in the government will be for men and women with character, moral courage, and discipline to run for elected office.

An Education in Candy and Trust

Karri Jinkins | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Karri Jinkins

It didn't take long for that first meeting to turn into more frequent ones. By the end of my freshman year, I was in his office almost weekly. I was also receiving bags full of candy in my locker each Monday morning, and occasionally small gifts, too.

Capitalism: Republicans and Regulations

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Despite their claims to the contrary, regulations and restrictions are a staple of the Republican agenda, and they always will be as long as the Republicans and their friends are the ones who benefit in the end. Just follow the very clear money trail.

The King Of Credit Card Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Gonzalez became a paid informant for the agency's office in Miami. Gonzalez's work was so impressive that he spoke at seminars and conferences, delighting in shaking hands with the head of the Secret Service. But this sly devil of deception had tricks up his sleeve all along.

7 Magic Words To Stop Someone From Lying To You

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

You know the awful feeling that someone is lying to you? Here's how to stop falsehoods in their tracks, according to science. In a 2012 experiment,...

The Fraudulence of the Republican Party, and the Adverse Shift in the Balance Between Good and Evil in America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

A patriot is someone who is willing to put aside selfish interests to serve the good of the nation. Today's Republican leaders have shown a willingness to do the very opposite: sacrificing America to gain advantage for themselves.

Is Snowden Lying?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Paul Ekman

Many readers have asked whether Snowden was lying in his recent NBC interview, knowing I have worked for the government and corporations spotting lies by how someone behaves. I simply cannot comment on Snowden's veracity. Still, some of Snowden's claims merit consideration.

Catch Me If You Can: An Inside Look at Deception

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

People lie. Often, they lie about who they are for no good reason. These people lie about being police officers, firefighters and military along with fraternities, sororities and Masonic organizations.

Second-Guessed by a Machine: Inventing the Lie Detector

Wesleyan University | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Wesleyan University

It was the social psychologists' dream come true: a machine that could prove subjects were acting deceptive in the laboratory. It was a modified lie detection device that did not detect lies at all.

Spotting Poker Bluffs

Paul Ekman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Two winners of the International Poker Tournament, in different years, sought my advice on calling bluffs, knowing that I am an expert in spotting liars. I told them I had not played poker since junior high and had never watched poker being played. They thought that didn't matter. It turned out they were wrong.

What Is Real Power?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

There is nothing more confusing in our contemporary society than the nature of real power. An ancient definition of the word power is to be able to. ...

Taming the Wolves of Wall Street

John D. Rogers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

It's no wonder that our propensity to cut corners is heavily influenced by our environment and peers.

Five Important Philip Roth's Books

Felipe Munhoz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Felipe Munhoz

Some of the Philip Roth's novels had more importance in my narrative -- and in my life -- than others. I'll try to list five of them. And I will not affirm that they are the best ones written by Mr. Roth, who wrote several masterpieces.

All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When It Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The New York Court of Appeals is a bellwether court, meaning that High Court's decisions in Aveni and Thomas are bound to have influence well beyond New York's borders. I'm hoping that the Court not only provides justice for Messrs. Aveni and Thomas, but crafts its decision in a way that helps to prevent future coerced and false confessions.

5 Guidelines to Catch a Liar

Kevin Goodman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Science
Kevin Goodman

Throw away any notion that a particular sign or behavior is indicative of deception.

Plastic Surgery Deception: The New Marriage Killer?

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Honesty is essential in a relationship. But just how honest should you be? That question is at the center of a rather curious legal suit that made ...