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Do Liars Make Better Writers?

Wendy Merry | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Wendy Merry

Studies insist half of all people fib at least twice a day. Still, it's consistently creative people, not corporate publicists or teenage babysitters that rank the highest. Why?

Wednesday Night: Outdoor Movie Night Around Town

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 1. "Vertigo" At Corner Of Norfolk And Auburn Avenues, Bethesda Bethesda wants their movies in rapid-fire order,...

Why Do Smart People Get Played?

Lisa Blackwell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Blackwell

When a scam or disappointment occurs on something big, it painfully reminds us that blindly handing over responsibility for our own welfare to anyone is a dangerous and sometimes costly error of judgment.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Says It's No Crime To Lie About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress improperly criminalized lies about receiving military honors, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. In striking down the Stol...

The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.

The Liars Channel The Eighties

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home

Yes, the Beach House album is bringing boardwalk summers back in style. But there will be darkness: come June 5, the latest from Liars drops, WIXIW (p...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared divided over whether to strike down a federal law that makes it a crime for a person to ...

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.

Murder, Lies and the Human Condition

Peter Howitt | Posted 03.06.2012 | Crime
Peter Howitt

I was reminded again this week, as two of the men accused of playing a part in the murder of Stephen Lawrence were sent to prison, that there is an aspect of the human condition that is constant in us all. We, as a species -- are essentially liars.

Top 7 Lies That Big-Time Liars Tell Themselves

Bella DePaulo | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

The lies that chronic liars tell others are intriguing, but perhaps even more revealing are the lies they tell themselves. The road to big-time lying is paved with self-deception.

Jason Linkins

Romney Ad Exposes Media's Chronic Inability To Use The Word 'Lie' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

GOP 2012 contender Mitt Romney's recent ad has gotten a ton of attention from the press because it contains a brief clip of President Barack Obama saying these words, consecutively, in order: "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." BOOM! What a clip, right? Why did Barack Obama say such a thing in public? Oh, that's right, he said those words consecutively and in order because back in 2008, an aide to John McCain said those words consecutively and in order, and Obama quoted that aide to use the words against McCain. As everyone points out, Romney's use of the words out of context is misleading. But it seems that what very few people are willing to say, as Too Much Joy once sang, is: "That's a lie. You're a liar."

5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Duped

Bella DePaulo | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Maybe you are confident that you are a terrific lie detector -- you are sure you can separate the trustworthy from the slime. Surprise! More than a dozen studies have shown that there is no link between confidence and skill.

Seven Big Lies About Lying

Pamela Meyer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Pamela Meyer

Within the last week, Congressman Anthony Weiner gave himself away as a liar through multiple channels. He was as easy to read for trained liespotters as the average eye chart is to a fighter pilot.

You're Either Divorced or Not - Which is it?

Agi Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Agi Smith

I can't tell you how many times a married man has made an innuendo, suggestion or flat out reasoning for us to hook up.

Out Of Line: Lied

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mort Gerberg


ClemensGate: Why Liars Make Us So Upset

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Ropeik

Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.

Liars, Tigers and Porn Stars ... Oh My!

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Tiger and I have something in common other than (apparently) making love to porn stars. I, like Woods, am a compulsive cheater. Unlike Woods, I am in recovery for my intimacy issues.

Sunday Morning Doubts About the Man

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Anyone can say anything. Anyone can come up with a line. With a gift bag gab of wisdom, knowledge and confidence, someone can really cover the world and be quite deceptive. There are those that do it. They make it bad for the rest.

GOP Liars on Health Costs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Let's be clear. The Republicans are liars and hypocrites when it comes to controlling costs as part of health care reform.

Simon Cowell: A True Friend

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James M. Lynch

A true friend is one who will tell you the truth whether or not you want to hear it, whether it might endanger the status quo of the friendship or not.

Oh, The Humanity! Godless Huffington Post Commenters Wickedly Destroying Conservatism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Due to a genetic deformity among conservatives, they are seemingly born without being able to spot irony in all its delicious forms.

Dear Barack: When They Lie, Call Them Liars

Steve Almond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Almond

Next time someone asks what you think of Sarah Palin, please don't just call her a "skilled politician" with a "compelling biography." Call her a liar, too. Here's how that would work.