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Food Lies Our Parents Told Us

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 07.29.2013 | Taste

The wackiest food lies our parents told us.

Deceit, Punishment, and the Restoration of Trust

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

Whether it's a baseball MVP or one of us mere spectators, deceit and punishment must go hand-in-hand. After all, trust is at stake.

Fearless Lie Detection

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Having trained the FBI and law enforcement personnel on lie detection, here are some tips you can use to detect if your supposed sweetheart is lying to you.

Top 5 Falsehoods Of The Immigration Debate

Politifact | Posted 07.09.2013 | Latino Voices

From fence opt-out clauses to free phones for immigrants, PolitiFact has tracked the rhetoric of the immigration debate — and heard plenty of falseh...

The Weight of a Secret

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Whether that secret crush is creating fear and insecurity or a secret habit is stirring up guilt, secrets come with a cost that more often than not far outweighs the benefit. So what is this cost? Added emotional weight that pulls you down emotionally and physically.

Finding Common Ground -- Are There Enough Grownups Yet?

Susan Rhea | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

So what does work? Short of going to war and wearing everyone down with death, misery, grief, infrastructure and economic ruin, what works? Negotiation. Mediation. Education that you will never get exactly what you want, and I won't either.

How to Tell the Truth in 7 Not-So-Easy Steps

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

People don't start out being liars, I think. It happens over time in all sorts of ways. Maybe telling the truth gets you into trouble. Maybe telling...

Unexpected Truths About Liars and Lying

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Modern "social" life is ripe for temptation so it's especially helpful to recognize some myths and counterintuitive truths about lying. Just keep in mind our self-deception.

Should You Take Back a Lying Partner?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

The key ingredient in any relationship is trust. Coupled with respect and love, trust gives you a strong basis as a couple. While trust is a bond, it is also a tenuous one, easily broken, if one of the partners constantly lies.

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 03.10.2015 | 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.