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The Top 10 Lies Doctors Tell

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Sometimes the lies are to our patients. Sometimes, the lies are to our families. And sometimes the lies are to ourselves. But, nonetheless, we lie. A lot. Often daily. Want an inside scoop on the lies to look out for from your doctor?

How to Save Yourself From the Tantalizing Lie of 'Later'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Allow yourself to make memories with the people you love, even if that rare night of shenanigans and laughter with friends is the reason you need that extra cup of coffee or fresh juice the next morning.

The Truth Is Not Out There: 7 Steps for Clearing Truthaches

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Tamika Schilbe

A truthache is something we hide or avoid that hurts us. The ache is the symptom we get from not being totally honest. Truth archaeology is the practice of digging into our truthaches to gain more clarity, confidence and purposefulness in our lives. It's about delving into dark places compassionately and purposefully.

Your Pumpkin Pie Probably Has No Pumpkin In It At All

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.08.2014 | Taste

Lies. SO MANY LIES.

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 Abdication of the Press, and the Harm it Does American Democracy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

With a press that regards itself as having fulfilled its responsibilities when it treats the truth and the lie evenhandedly, is it any wonder that we are in an era where the lie so often defeats the truth?

It's Time to Expel Michele Bachmann From Congress

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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.