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Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

Trump, Erdogan And Post-Truth Politics

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

How are you going to hold leaders accountable for their false statements when millions of their supporters buy them? Welcome to post-truth politics.

Where Was Donald Trump Born? He Even Lies About That.

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Trump's efforts to portray himself as an up-by-his-own-bootstraps entrepreneur is typical of the the self-made-man myth surrounding someone who was born on third base but refuses to acknowledge his birthplace.

Trump's Big Daddy Lie

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

The Big Daddy Lie is psychologically essential. As children we need to believe there is a powerful grown up who knows more than us. We need him to tell he knows reality better than our fearful minds do and that he'll keep us safe. We need this omnipotent, omniscient father even when we suspect he's not telling the truth.

Emblematic Slips

Paul Ekman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

September 7, 2016 I don't use the term gesture because it is too imprecise. Instead, I distinguish three very different ways in which movements (usua...

The 5 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself In Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty

You know when you are lying to yourself, right? It’s something we all do on occasion — for various reasons. But by the time you are 50, there are ...

How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 08.26.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Do you ever wonder this? Have you ever asked yourself in the middle of the night, as you turn to look at your husband or wife in bed next to you, "Do I know everything I should about this person?"? This is exactly what makes the "marriage thriller" the hottest, compulsively readable genre right now. It's the page-turning thriller that hits closest to home--both figuratively and literally--and is the most unsettling because of this.

Should We Want a President Who Can't or Won't Lie?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

August 23, 2016 Would it be desirable to have a president who always told the truth; who played with his cards face up? Would that serve the nationa...

Lyin' Lochte: How White Lies Influence Our Opinions on Ethnic Places

Ranier Maningding | Posted 08.21.2016 | Sports
Ranier Maningding

Ryan Lochte is a FRAUD. This 32-year-old man and his gang of thugs stormed into a Brazilian gas station, took a piss on the floor, and broke the ba...

Letting Go Of Toxic People

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gillis-Harris

Clearing our bodies of toxins isn't always about what we eat or drink. Sometimes removing the poison means you have to make the difficult decision to ...

The 7 Biggest Lies About Divorce

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 08.08.2016 | Divorce
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

While dissolving a marriage is never an easy process, there are some beliefs that just don't serve us well, and frankly, they just aren't very realistic either.

5 of the Top Lies We Tell Ourselves

GalTime | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
GalTime

There's a liar around you everyday -- and it's you! Don't feel badly about it, we all lie to ourselves at one time or another. The problem is that self-lies are the catalyst for self-sabotaging, self-defeating behavior and could keep you from the success you say you want -- and deserve.

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

Donald Trump Promises Not To Lie, Right Before Lying A Bunch Of Times

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Donald Trump made a solemn vow near the beginning of his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening, pr...

Defending Hillary

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

After Trump's June 22nd speech, Hillary Clinton quipped, "He's going after me personally because he has no answers on the substance [of my proposals]." True. But the underlying reason seems to be that Trump is a pathological liar, unqualified and unworthy of being President of the United States.

Good Reasons For A Brexit 'Do-Over'

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If they reverse themselves, the first vote will have been enough of a shock so that the EU reforms itself -- with Britain on the inside shaping those changes. For everyone's sake, let us have a Brexit do-over.

You Can Be Donald Trump too

Steve Young | Posted 05.28.2016 | Comedy
Steve Young

Fill in the blanks... I will ___________________. I never said I would ____________________. I only suggested that I would ________________________...

Why Trump's Lies and Transgressions Appeal to His Followers

Andy Schmookler | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Donald Trump breaks the rules. For his followers, that's part of his appeal. Trump specializes in the lie. That, too, draws his followers to him.

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

It's Not Just Trump Voters Who Believe Their Candidate's Lies

Rick Shenkman | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Rick Shenkman

Donald Trump's voters have been ridiculed for their willingness to overlook his inconsistencies and lies, but this is what all voters do once they've become committed to a particular candidate. Cognitive dissonance theory explains why.

The Awful Transformation of Bernie Sanders

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The real truth is that he is running a campaign that in the beginning was laughed at and scoffed at as a lark. He's winning in places that supposedly he had no business winning in. He has broken every record in the book in garnering nickel and dime donations from individuals

Reasons We Lie, and How it Can Ruin Relationships

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.03.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

While there are many situations in which people lie and make excuses, there are also many reasons behind them. Some may be obvious, and some might surprise you. Some may even make you understand people a little better, and not only think that it is bad people that lie.

I Can Handle the Truth

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Heather Gillis-Harris

Being lied to, it changes you. You start to close off your heart. You suspect everything and become paranoid. It causes insecurities because somewhere in your brain, being lied to makes you feel worthless.

The Big Bernie Sanders Lie (That They Keep Telling)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Anderson

The truth is Bernie has a good record on gay rights, but much like Clinton, and every other politician when it comes to gay equality, none of them are pure and at one time or another they all played politics with the equality of LGBT Americans.

Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

Tamasha is a movie about a boy with a passion, with a fondness and a liking... more like a love, actually. It is about a boy who loves the theatre, w...