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It's Time to Expel Michele Bachmann From Congress

Walt Hawkins | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Personally, I don't believe my tax dollars should be used to pay the salary of someone who wants to convince the world that my ultimate desire is to be able to legally molest children.

8 Lies We're Told About the Real World

Unwritten | Posted 08.01.2014 | College
Unwritten

No matter what people may say about the real world, the future holds no guarantees. Take on whatever challenges life throws your way and keep moving on. Now that's a piece of real advice that will always be helpful.

9 Lies You Learned In Kindergarten And Probably Still Believe Today

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weird News

Turns out you might need to repeat kindergarten: Some of the most basic things you learned your first time through aren't actually true. Being a ki...

Daily Dirty Denier$

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch Brothers alone are estimated to spend $390 million in targeted races this year. In fact, reports in March already had them at the $30 million mark. Their goal? Protect dirty deniers who will, in turn, follow a right-wing agenda and protect the Koch's polluting interests.

14 Ways You're Being Lied To Every Single Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Are you paranoid... or is everybody just lying to your face?

19 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

We lie to our children for a multitude of reasons. Because we want to protect them. Because we don't always know the right answer. And yes, because sometimes we're lazy.

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.

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

No One Missed the Point of Tutu Gate

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.

The Death of Truth

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Neal Wooten

I understand that people get emotional when it comes to politics. But I never thought in my lifetime that the good, decent, hardworking, churchgoing, family-loving, God-fearing people of the South would ever decide that truth was not worth a plug nickel.

5 Lies Every 20-Something Needs to Stop Believing

Paul Angone | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Paul Angone

Success is not a sprint, it's an Ironman marathon, and our 20s aren't really about running the actual race. No, our 20s are simply about building our endurance so that we can run the race in the future. If you take one step towards your dream today, you are a success.

Ari and Emma vs. Facebook (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and I lament the burden of looking happy and productive on social media when inside your heart is actually breaking and you don't know what you are doing with your life.

Truth Teller Fact Checks Political Lies

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media
Vanessa Van Edwards

As you watch a video on Truth Teller a rolling transcript plays next to the video highlighting sentences as they are said. When Truth Teller spots a false claim it highlights the quote and displays a link to the fact-check article.

Always be Sincere -- Whether You Mean It or Not!

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I have an old friend who has used that expression for years. I have long puzzled what it really means. I think I have it finally figured out and I tho...

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.

How A Mother's Shame Can Morph Over Time

Jane Isay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Jane Isay

As I walked out of my mother's room in Mt. Sinai hospital that summer day in 1982, I ran into my cousin, who was a surgical resident on her floor. My mother was recovering from the second surgery in six months. The cancer could not be stopped.

Take Off the Mask: A Key to Living Authentically

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

By believing false or misleading information about your neighbor, you can't possibly see them honestly and clearly. In a way, you've put a mask on them.

Why There's No Such Thing as "Free" in Travel

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

One of the more pervasive travel practices is calling something "free" when it's not. Like Southwest Airlines' clever Bags Fly Free campaign, which should actually be called, "Bags Are Included With Your Ticket." But it doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Life Is Like a Burger!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I'm definitely a "what you see is what you get" kind of girl. Pretense is exhausting. I don't appreciate it in advertising and I sure as hell don't appreciate it in people.

WATCH: I Was Married To A Chronic Liar

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

While honesty and good communication are pillars in any healthy relationship, stretching the truth is an all-too-human impulse. During a HuffPost Live...

WATCH: I Was Haunted By A Lie For 13 Years

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

George Washington aside, everyone lies and no matter how big or small, those lies can come back to haunt us. For author Sarah Jio, a fib burdened her ...

Food Lies Our Parents Told Us

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 07.29.2013 | Taste

The wackiest food lies our parents told us.