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The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

Telling the truth comes with a sense of freedom because you have nothing to hide. There is a saying: "Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."

When Good People Behave Badly

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

The psychology of fraud shares a lot in common with the psychology underlying another of society's most pressing ills... the combover.

5 Lies Moms of Teens Tell

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

What an easier time we would have if we felt we had permission to be real with ourselves and each other.

The Prize of Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The greatest threat to evil is peace.

Is It Okay To Lie On A First Date?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

First dates are inherently awkward, and with all those get-to-know-you questions, you may be tempted to make yourself seem ever so slightly more succe...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Debates Lying About Military Honors | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning appeared divided over whether to strike down a federal law that makes it a crime for a person to ...

27 People Who Lied To Me Last Week

Gene Marks | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Want to own a small business? It's not as romantic as you may think. We deal with a lot of headaches. And boy, do we hear a lot of lies! Don't believe me? Here's just a partial list of 27 people who lied to me this past week alone.

Is Infidelity Genetic?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

When it comes to matters of the heart, love has less to do with the heart and more to do with the brain.

What's The Worst Lie You've Told Via Text?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.06.2013 | Women

It's 10 pm. Several friends are out and waiting for you, but you're still in pajamas and can't seem to bring yourself to leave the couch. What do you ...

People Lie To Help Strangers Save Face? What 'Wingman' Study Says | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/20/2012 04:22 PM EST on LiveScience This just in: Researchers have found that a goo...

6 Good Reasons To Tell Your Children Bald-Faced Lies

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

As parents we lie for various reasons. Many of them are for the benefit of our children, but in the spirit of "truthiness" the majority of these deceptions are for our own sake. Here are just a few of the reasons we so readily bend the truth with our little ones.

The Language of Lies

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying. There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. But, these cues aren't really reliable indicators of truth telling.

The Truth Will Set You Free. Wait. No. It Will Get You Locked Up Indefinitely

Dylan Brody | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Dylan Brody

Bradley Manning is currently imprisoned. He is imprisoned, as you probably know, for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks for global release ...

Woman Divorces Man After Discovering the 'Mint' He Made Was Just a Candy

Mark C. Miller | Posted 02.26.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"He was charming, crazy about me, and confided to me that he made a real mint last year and fully expected to make another mint this year, next year, and every year for the foreseeable future. I started feeling faint. This was my dream come true!""

Top 7 Lies That Big-Time Liars Tell Themselves

Bella DePaulo | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

The lies that chronic liars tell others are intriguing, but perhaps even more revealing are the lies they tell themselves. The road to big-time lying is paved with self-deception.

The Emotional Abuse Secret: Why Kim K. Deserves a Thank You

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 02.04.2012 | Women
Hillary St. Pierre

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, say she's a no talent, say she's famous for a sex tape, but what many women are saying behind closed doors, or...

Dan Froomkin

When Candidates Lie, What's A Political Reporter To Do? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

Political reporters are notoriously unwilling to call even the most outrageous, intentionally deceptive untruths what they are: lies. But Mitt Romn...

Jason Linkins

Romney Ad Exposes Media's Chronic Inability To Use The Word 'Lie' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

GOP 2012 contender Mitt Romney's recent ad has gotten a ton of attention from the press because it contains a brief clip of President Barack Obama saying these words, consecutively, in order: "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." BOOM! What a clip, right? Why did Barack Obama say such a thing in public? Oh, that's right, he said those words consecutively and in order because back in 2008, an aide to John McCain said those words consecutively and in order, and Obama quoted that aide to use the words against McCain. As everyone points out, Romney's use of the words out of context is misleading. But it seems that what very few people are willing to say, as Too Much Joy once sang, is: "That's a lie. You're a liar."

Surreal Republican Scam

Bernard Radfar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy
Bernard Radfar

New York Times: What is the biggest secret you were told and asked not to repeat? Woody Allen: That it's not a surreal practical joke: Those Republica...

Fox News Makes Quote Up About Iran (UPDATE)

James Miller | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media
James Miller

UPDATE: The title of this article is being recanted by me, the author, as it is misleading. I made a mistake, and apologize to the readers for that mi...

Twitter Users Come Clean WIth The Best #LiesIveToldMyParents

Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

The teacher didn't assign any homework. I'm just going to a friends house. I have no clue who scratched the car. Children, no matter the age, are c...

You Can't Shock Me: Life Coaching Confessions

Laurie Gerber | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

We hide the truth for a lot of seemingly reasonable reasons. I've found that most people think they are protecting others by covering up, as if sheltering them from the truth is doing them a favor.

What William and Catherine, Arnold And Oprah Have In Common

Karen Talavera | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

What could these celebrities possibly share at the moment other than the media spotlight? Plenty, when we look below the surface glitz and shiny bright lights of media coverage.

Understanding Why We Keep Secrets

Elena Brower | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Can you begin to see how your ability to justify everything you have to say is exactly how you've trapped yourself into the "you" you aren't actually living up to?