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Dishonesty

Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC's Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special

Dana Parish | Posted 08.16.2016 | Science
Dana Parish

(Illustration: Laura Waldusky) On June 30, Fox 5 New York aired a highly-rated thirty-minute TV special about Lyme Disease called "Lyme and Reason," ...

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

We behave a lot more badly than we remember

The Conversation US | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Guess who topped even Mother Teresa? The people who completed the survey, with a score of 87 percent. Apparently, most of the respondents thought they were better than Mother Teresa in regards to their likelihood of getting into heaven.

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

In Defense of Deviousness: Voters Seeking "Authenticity" in Presidential Candidates Are Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Byron Kennard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Byron Kennard

Ladies and gentlemen, I rise in defense of deviousness, a much misunderstood and maligned aspect of political leadership. Deviousness, in truth, is often a desirable trait in political leaders -- an assertion I shall prove in a straightforward manner by citing well-known historical examples that are crystal clear.

Are They Lying or Telling the Truth?

Jim Fannin | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

In order to lie, a person has to have a conscious thought. This conscious thought immediately sets off three simultaneous reactions.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

When Your Young Child Asks If You've Lied To Him

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Amy L. Freeman

Perhaps you, like I, want to be a shining paragon of virtue in the eyes of my young children, a role model of honor, righteousness and dignity. Oh, I...

More Ethics Training in Classroom Will Benefit Workplace Behaviors Later

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Cheating at business schools of all sizes is widespread, according to a study a few years ago by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business, which accredits 740 of the world's best business schools in 50 countries.

Press Agents of the World, Arise... An Excerpt From 'Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age of Hollywood'

Dick Guttman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Once upon a time a film that dare not speak its name ("The Sweet Smell of Success") cast an evil spell upon all press agents, decreeing that they should dwell and devise forever under a cloud of skepticism about the ethics of their craft.

Why Do We Lie? Being Good and the Penguin That Faces West

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

Ah, no I didn't take the last slice. No, I did not cheat on that Psych 101 test. Yes, I walked the dog. No, I did not masturbate, all of the time. Y...

Cash Is King (and the King Is Dead)

Neal Wooten | Posted 09.18.2016 | Money
Neal Wooten

I'm 50 years old so clearly from the proverbial old school. Times change so fast I can't keep up with them. Case and point -- my wife and I just bough...

The Real Deal About Deal Breakers

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

"Deal breakers" are those behaviors or conditions that one partner is unable or unwilling to tolerate in a relationship. Because "tolerance" is a relative term and subject to everyone's unique capacity to accept varying degrees of distress or discomfort, there is no generic, one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

Do You Have an Honest Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.30.2016 | 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.

Rachel Dolezal's Parents Respond To Her Resignation

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

Rachel Dolezal's parents, Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal, say they support her decision to resign from her position as president of the Spokane, Washingto...

People of Craigslist, Please Stop Being Terrible

Zach Dean | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

People of Craigslist, can we please try a little harder to respect each other?

Are We Lying to Our Kids, or Keeping the Magic Alive?

Diana Whitney | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

"Made in China?" A. asks dubiously. She fingers a white tag on Shelf Elf's rump. "I thought he was from the North Pole.

Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2014 | Science

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or ...

Breaking the Rules -- And Feeling Good About It

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Intriguingly, people don't lie and cheat indiscriminately -- simply because they can get away with it. Even when there is no chance of being found out, people show some level of aversion to acting unethically. They want it both ways: to profit by dishonesty, but also to preserve some sense of themselves as moral beings.

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Here are three tips on developing honesty that will assist you in becoming the kind of person people love to be associated with.

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

Cheating In College: Where It Happens, Why Students Do It and How to Stop It

Uloop | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Uloop

While this may or may not tell us something about ourselves and people in general, it clearly indicates that whatever is being done to stop cheating today hasn't worked.

When Someone You Meet Online Seems Too Good To Be True

Judy Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

In the 1979 melodrama, 'Hardcore,' starring George C. Scott, writer-director Paul Schrader was less than subtle when he gave his villain the name Ratan, which rhymes with Satan. In my scenario, the man who told me his name was Larry was really Barry. He also failed to mention that he had a wife, who I will give the name Carrie, just to keep it phonetic.

Gladwell and Goliath: When a Great Strength Becomes a Weakness

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Hasn't Malcolm Gladwell had a busy fortnight? His latest book shipped on the first of October. And the deluge of reviews washed out a flood of anti-Gladwell bile. He's an unusually polarising author, Gladwell. And it looks like some of the criticism has stung.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?