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People Who Constantly Lie On Social Media

Michael Warbux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Warbux

Sometimes you come across a profile or two...or twenty...of people that just constantly lie about any and every thing to make themselves look better t...

Plastic Surgery Deception: The New Marriage Killer?

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Honesty is essential in a relationship. But just how honest should you be? That question is at the center of a rather curious legal suit that made ...

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.

Am I Raising a Liar?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Think about the way you handle unpleasant situations and how you model truth telling. As adults, we often find ourselves in the grey area of dishonesty and "white lies" are a common practice when we're trying to teach our young children manners

Why A Lying Salesforce Should Scare Leaders To Death

Ted Harro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

"Here's the truth: I lie." It was a moment of startling honesty from a salesperson I met a while back. Her job was to cold call mid-level and senior ...

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.

Study Holds Clues To Catching Texting Liars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.06.2013 | Science

Ever get nervous when someone takes a long time to text you back? Trust your gut. A new Brigham Young University study has found that when people l...

White House Lies Underscore the NSA's Indefensibility

Jason Ditz | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Jason Ditz

Despite repeated leaks showing the NSA programs routinely violated the privacy of ordinary Americans, including a series of revelations Wednesday that confirmed the practice was even broader than anyone had previously suggested, the White House is sticking to its story.

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 ...

The Art Of The Bluff

Inc. | ANDREW GRIFFITHS | Posted 08.15.2013 | Small Business

I bought my first business when I was 18, a SCUBA diving school and retail shop (some 30 miles from the ocean I might add). I knew how to dive and...

Dreaded Fork in the Road: Hiding My Life From My Friend

Amy Shiner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I almost nearly outed myself while stating my opinion, which was a reminder that I am on borrowed time. I've been keeping up a persona of a good Christian girl for years now -- 8 years exactly -- and even more if you count the fantasies of a teenager.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

Age Is a Trophy, So Why Do We Lie?

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I'm 29. No, seriously. And in September I'll be 30. This is supposed to be a "double death" for me as both a musician and a gay man, but unlike so many who turn 29 over and over again (or worse, 18), I plan to lean into this.

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.

You Can Handle the Truth

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Mark Olmsted

Remember when Lucy lost that bet and had to tell the truth for a day? She told Ethel her true hair color was mousy brown, her real age was 33 and admitted she'd described Carolyn Appleby's new furniture as a nightmare you had after eating Chinese food.

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...

Does Creativity Have a Dark Side?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Although the popular stereotype of the mad creative genius is based more on Hollywood movies than scientific research, there is indeed some evidence for the counterproductive or undesirable features associated with creativity.

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.

The Evolution of Lying

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Rather than simply cheating -- trying to gain from another's cooperative behaviour without behaving cooperatively yourself -- lying adds another way of operating. By misleading the other individual, one can trick that individual into cooperating.

How to Stop Lying

James Altucher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Small Business
James Altucher

I lied to him to get a job. The hedge fund manager asked me how much money I had in the bank. I had ZERO but I said, "a million dollars". This was in 2002. In the prior two years I had lost all the money I ever made and my home. Now I was broke.

Little White Lies: A Guide to Everyday Lying

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Being a self-confessed liar, I am interested in why we do it. I have always been interested in why people do what they do, and lying is one of those behaviors that are ever present, yet hidden in a dark corner, obscured from view.

How to Tell When Your Child Is Lying

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Vanessa Van Edwards

How do you know when your child or teen is telling you the truth? Being able to decipher truth from fiction is incredibly important for parents.

'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.

Should Split Parents Ever Lie to Their Children?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

By lying to your child, and realizing the child may eventually find out the truth, you demonstrate to your child lying is an okay behavior. Because children don't have adult filters to determine when stretching the truth might be necessary, their impulses around lying may be hard to control.

Why You Should Avoid Family Court... At All Costs

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce
Bill Swadley

In a perfect world, the mission of family court is to ensure that any agreement between the parents is in the best interest of the children.