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6 Things I Wish I Didn't Struggle With, But Do

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.18.2015 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

I've had a lot of cool wins in the last year or so. After three years, the hard work is paying off. I've kept off the 170 pounds I lost. I get to wake up and do whatever I want -- work wise -- in the place that I love, Maui, Hawaii.

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

Acting With Godliness

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The Torah tells us in Parsha Mishpatim, that we are to "Distance yourself from falsehood." (Ex. 23:7) No other transgression, said Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Przysucha, has this commandment. What it is about falsehood that God is so concerned about us falling into?

Brian Williams's Calculated Gambit

Blayne Davis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Blayne Davis

A part of my daily routine has been shattered from the most unlikely of sources - Brian Williams himself. There was a word I habitually associated with the renowned news anchor in his beautifully tailored suits, coiffed hair, and signature therapeutic voice - classy.

Je Suis Brian Williams

David Bedrick | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
David Bedrick

Perhaps its time for a psychological intervention, a coming out of the shadows for all of us. Perhaps we could all hold up placards that read "Je suis Brian Williams--I am Brian Williams." Now that would turn our world upside down; that would be a revolution I could sign up for.

NBC and Brian Williams Put Codependent Relationship on Hold

Kevin Price | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media
Kevin Price

After a decade long love affair, NBC and Brian Williams have decided to take a break. At least for the time being. It seems like just yesterday, or at least in mid December, that NBC finalized a contract that would allow a decade long love affair to continue for years to come.

Why You're Probably Lying To Yourself - And How To Stop It

Posted 02.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

Your internal dialogue may be the loudest voice you hear most of your waking hours. It is the real-time, real-language conversation you have with your...

The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Parents keep a variety of secrets in an effort to protect their teens but it is my strong belief that teens are old enough and mature enough to hear the real family stories. And, perhaps telling family truths is yet another unwrapped gift that you can give your kids for Christmas.

Pretending to Have a Boyfriend When Duty Calls

Alex Madda | Posted 02.15.2015 | Comedy
Alex Madda

Why is it that people are suddenly more interesting when someone else can claim ownership to them? There's a certain fascination with meeting someone and judging their worth based on guessing and then learning their relationship status.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.15.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

Moral Confusion in the War on Terror

Terry Newell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

How should we rank order the following in terms of their importance in how we want our government to behave: morally; legally, constitutionally, effectively? Of course, we want all these things, but when push comes to shove, as it does for an individual government worker in the CIA, a government agency, and a nation, what matters most?

The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a wealth of solid science demonstrating that cruel forms of interrogation do not elicit good intelligence. In fact, this kind of interrogation often leads to resistance and falsehood.

I Caught My Friend in a Lie

Janis Kupferer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Janis Kupferer

Your grandma lies, your neighbor lies, your father fibs and yes, even your best girlfriends tell tales. So, how do you handle a fibbing friend? Forgive and forget, or simply forget... her?

Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2014 | Science

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or ...

House of Lies

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

This tug of war that is trust versus truth takes place at the intersection of independence and responsibility, through which pass such important issues as underage drinking, other drug use and impaired and distracted driving, among others.

Know A Liar? (Even You?) 7 Strategies For Getting To The Truth

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Everyone lies. (Watch Dr. Phil call out his entire audience on it!) People lie an average of three times in the first 10 minutes that they’re trying...

Breaking the Rules -- And Feeling Good About It

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Intriguingly, people don't lie and cheat indiscriminately -- simply because they can get away with it. Even when there is no chance of being found out, people show some level of aversion to acting unethically. They want it both ways: to profit by dishonesty, but also to preserve some sense of themselves as moral beings.

Why Did You Do This to Me?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Photo by Dimaz Fakhruddin Why did he or she do this? Or what is he or she thinking? We don't want to see the reality, even if the answers are star...

Why Happily Married Women Are Cheating

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

If you're under the impression that it's mostly men who cheat on their wives, then you are mistaken. According to new research, many married women are seeking affairs for romance and sexual satisfaction without any plans of divorcing their partner.

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,...

I Used to Be a Liar

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Our truth is more than just what we say, it's how we show up in the world and our relationships. It's in showing up fully, and showing the parts of ourselves that may be too much for someone else. It's in how we communicate, love, connect and experience each other.

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Sheldon D. Newton

Here are three tips on developing honesty that will assist you in becoming the kind of person people love to be associated with.

Why We Can Be So Wrong About What Others Are Thinking

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We are overly confident about our capacity to read other people, even our spouses. Trying to "detect the emotion someone is feeling by looking at a picture of their face or looking into someone's eyes" (two common mind reading tests) actually worsens our accuracy.

My Daughter Lied to Me. What Should I Do?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is unrealistic to expect your daughter to be self-monitoring when it comes to the offer of special fun at Grandma and Grandpa's. Talk with your parents directly about those things that are especially important to you about your daughter's care.

Is Snowden Lying?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Paul Ekman

Many readers have asked whether Snowden was lying in his recent NBC interview, knowing I have worked for the government and corporations spotting lies by how someone behaves. I simply cannot comment on Snowden's veracity. Still, some of Snowden's claims merit consideration.