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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.

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Life Is Like a Burger!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I'm definitely a "what you see is what you get" kind of girl. Pretense is exhausting. I don't appreciate it in advertising and I sure as hell don't appreciate it in people.

WATCH: I Was Married To A Chronic Liar

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

While honesty and good communication are pillars in any healthy relationship, stretching the truth is an all-too-human impulse. During a HuffPost Live...

WATCH: I Was Haunted By A Lie For 13 Years

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

George Washington aside, everyone lies and no matter how big or small, those lies can come back to haunt us. For author Sarah Jio, a fib burdened her ...

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?