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Benghazi: The Right Wing's Brilliant Word Salads, and the Media Falls for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, the media needs another food-fight story, and, if there is no real one, just allow themselves to be sucked in by right-wing propaganda. Hence, Benghazi. Again.

Lying in Defense of "the Truth"

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Yes, we have now crossed the line, and there will be no turning back. Facts no longer matter, at least to a significant percentage of Americans. To them, all that matters is the "truth," even if they have to lie to defend it.

Tell Me Lies: A Republican Songbook

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

Why should Bush's many over-indulgences, managerial incompetencies and financial missteps be allowed to kill off programs that were the work of many administrations and the combined will of the American people in the modern era?

The 10 Worst Pieces Of Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Teenagers don't listen anyway, right? Maybe it's a good thing because the advice we offer them is probably time-warped flawed. When I think back to all the things my mother used to say to me five decades ago, only one kernel still rings of the truth. It was when she said, 'You need to make your own mistakes. Just please try not to make the same ones I did.'

The Secrets We Keep From Our Partners

Dr. Pepper Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Pepper Schwartz

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSecrets and lies are commonplace in relationships, not only in the United States, but in the world. 43 percent of men and 33 percent of women say they keep major secrets from each other.

Why Women Lie Differently Than Men

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Susan Shapiro Barash

Lies manifest as a woman's quest for reprisal, a way to avoid being evaluated and found wanting. Yet, even with an understanding of this behavior, the question becomes, when is it simply wrong to lie? When is the lie harmful, not helpful -- when is the gig up?

'My Daughter Lies -- What Should I Do?'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children live in the moment. They are largely motivated by either avoiding pain or experiencing pleasure. This is why telling kids that too much sugar will give them cavities has little impact on their decision to swipe that handful of brownies; the enjoyment outweighs later costs.

18 Obvious Lies

Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy

Almost everyone has told a "little white lie" at some point or another. The trick is not to be so obvious about it. And if these photos are any indica...

11 Lies We All Tell Ourselves -- And Why We Should Stop

Posted 04.22.2013 | OWN

Oh, dear... the things we say to ourselves that a) aren’t true and b) keep us in a rut of our own making. By Leigh Newman 1. "Asking people is...

Honesty: More Than an Ethical Platitude

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Something happened recently that was a stark reminder that honesty is more than a matter of ethics -- honesty is good business.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

How I (Almost) Stopped Lying and Started Writing

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Finally, I had a home for my practice of deceit; I could leave a life of the comfort of lies, and instead weave them into novels.

Open Season On Liars

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.20.2013 | Celebrity
Gini Graham Scott

It seems like an open season on liars these days, with so many of them shot down and exposed by the media -- and often by postings on the social media...

The Truth About Lying: Reinventing Our Survival Instincts

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

As we get older, it becomes clear how cheaters do, in fact, sometimes win. Quite often, they win big and fall to a horrible disgrace when the truth is revealed about their compromised victories.

The Lie 43% Of Women Tell Their Partners In Bed

Posted 02.09.2013 | Divorce

The Normal Bar data show us that even in good relationships, trust is shaky. Having complete and total confidence in a partner seems to be a struggle for most of us.

The First Bit of Real Honesty in a Long Time

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 03.22.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

There's an innate desire among humans to know and to be known, but there's also a strong-willed desire to be accepted. When the chance to be known is outweighed by the threat of being ostracized, I choose to hide. It's a shame.

4 Lies Your Parents Told You About Money and Life

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 03.09.2013 | Small Business
Daniel DiPiazza

Inevitably, all parents make permanent impressions on their kids. Not all of those impressions will be good. The problem with impressions is that they have to be overcome later in life.

How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign

Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Fearful of appearing biased, the elite political press failed to call sufficient attention to the Republican Party's radical agenda and disdain for facts. The result is that in the name of balance, the press actually put its thumb on the scale, and prevented a true reckoning.

12 Things You Should Never Lie About

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2012 | Women

From thanking your grandmother profusely for an awkward gift to telling a work friend that her less-than-sparkling presentation was fantastic, most of...

The 50K Lie

Rob White | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

What would the world be like if we all became better at catching lies in the making? Would there be less lying all around? Maybe not, but there would likely be fewer victims if people could learn the signs and signals that they're in the process of being duped.

A Little Lie From the Heart

Rob White | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

All the recent public talk about truth and deception got me thinking about the phenomenon of lying. I wish I could say that from this day on, I'll never tell a lie. But here's what gives me pause: the story of my departed grandfather.

How To Spot A Liar

Pamela Meyer | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullEspecially when it comes to perpetrating crime and enabling malice, we live in an age when lying and deceit are increasingly tolerated, and not necessarily the exception. High-stakes lying is out of control.

A Silver Lining for the GOP if Romney Loses

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

What I do disagree with is pretending that any of us have the slightest idea what Romney would actually do as president. I don't think he knows. He certainly hasn't told us.

LIESTRONG

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 12.23.2012 | Celebrity
Jamie Lee Curtis

Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.

Can Mitt's Big Lies Lead the Way Come Election Day?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Mitt Romney at times seems close to closing that sale with the entire American electorate. In just a few more weeks, with a bit of luck and his bushel of billionaire bucks, he just might beat Barack Obama to become the 45th president of the United States.