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You Are Guilty Of Many Of These White Lies

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald & Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy

Don't lie. Sometimes you're running late and you don't want your friend to rethink hanging out, so you tell them you're much closer than you actual...

20 Things We Told Our Kids Growing Up -- And What We Really Meant

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

Little white lies are harmless, right? They've been used in the name of good parenting forever (at least we think so). Here are some things we freque...

The Age of Insanity (Part 5)

Barry Levinson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Barry Levinson

I continue to worry about what I have referred to in past posts as "the age of insanity." Recently I met with R.H. Flutes, my old friend from the Lying Institute of America. Dr. R.H. Flutes was in a jubilant mood because his former student, Ted Cruz, was on the presidential campaign trail.

Empowerment in Telling Your Truths

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Rebecca Mckown

Through this confession I have exposed a truth and in this truth I am more whole than I was before. My experiences good and bad have made me who I am today and I am proud of this person, truth be told.

6 Worst Relationship Myths Women Believe

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.30.2015 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The relationship panel, Wives, Girlfriends and Side Chicks Decoded, facilitated by the lifestyle bloggers Six Brown Chicks, exposed several destructive relationship myths that women tend to believe.

These Unlikely Heroes Are...Wait for It...The World's Top Fact-Checkers

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.

No Lie!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Fox Should be 'Fair and Balanced' and Suspend Bill O'Reilly for Lying About a 'War Zone'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

America has vilified Brian Williams for lying and NBC suspended him for six months. Bill O'Reilly was not in a war zone and wasn't in a combat situation. Can anyone explain how O'Reilly is better, or more deserving of leniency than Brian Williams?

How Jon Stewart Turned Conservative Lies Into Groundbreaking Comedy and Enlightened a Generation

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

While many conservatives are happy to see him leave the show he created, the truth is that all Stewart's done is dare to look at Michele Bachmann from the vantage point of a sane person. In doing so, we laugh because changing "French fries" to "freedom Fries" is funny.

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

In Defense of Brian Williams and Any Other Anchorman Who Makes Up a Story

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm continuously fascinated and puzzled by the public's zealous anger over situations that amount to nothing. Everything is not the end of the world. Do you know what is the end of the world? Zealous anger. This is what leads to road rage and spousal abuse and ISIS.

What Are the Lies You Tell Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The path to enlightenment is shifting out of the lies and into truth. Practicing these steps whenever you feel anything other than inner peace is a powerful way of getting there!

Alex Malarkey and the Death of American Innocence

Sam Johnson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Only a few short weeks ago it would have seemed impossible that such a vividly told account could have been made up. Who else but someone who had actually seen heaven with his own eyes would have been able to describe it so elegantly as "white," "shiny" and "perfect?"

The Biggest Lies Your Mother Ever Told You

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.04.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mothers have lied to their children since the invention of language. Sometimes the lies are for the mother's convenience, such as the admonition that it isn't safe to swim for an hour after lunch. Other times, the lies are to protect the child's ego from a harsh reality.

The Bearable Lightness of Being Earnest

Farsh Askari | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

I will eternally detest everything about OCD, but it brought me to McLean and there I met Will. Consequently, I not only gained the tools to live free of OCD's constant grip, but also to just live.

When Life Hands You Anti-Gay Lemons...

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

After viewing his sermon and interview, in honor of Pastor Steven L. Anderson, I made donations to a center here in New York City that provides assistance to homeless LGBT youths, and to an organization that delivers meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.

White Lies

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My brother and I accepted our mother's version of the affair that produced our sister with few questions, even though Lydia looks completely different from the rest of us. Mom is a long-legged Latina, but my brother and I take after our father. We're both tall blonds. Lydia is petite and cinnamon-coffee dark with tightly curled blue-black hair.

Lies Lies Lies

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Mimi Raad

My day-long experiment in truth telling, failed. It made me and the people around me miserable. Masking the tough truth with kind words and finding a nicer way to say unpleasant things is much easier to say and accept.

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


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.