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White Lies

New Study Shows People Ranking The Severity Of Little White Lies

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.14.2016 | Comedy

A new study done by DirecTV asked 2,000 people where they rank the little white lies that people tell each other in everyday life. Perhaps unsurprisin...

15 Little White Lies Spouses Have Told Each Other

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Weddings

Honesty is the best policy -- most of the time, anyway. Sometimes, though, husbands and wives tell each other little white lies to cover their butts ...

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Wellness

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It was only then, weight lost, handstand mastered, appreciative every morning I stepped onto my yoga mat, that I started to think about what wellness truly meant. Wellness is the hard-earned reward of tidying up attitudes and behaviors that ultimately deliver happiness. Here are six ways to tidy up your approach to wellness, too.

You Are Guilty Of Many Of These White Lies

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald & Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy

Don't lie. Sometimes you're running late and you don't want your friend to rethink hanging out, so you tell them you're much closer than you actual...

The Great White Lie About Welfare Moms

Kerrie Houston Reightley | Posted 02.23.2015 | Divorce
Kerrie Houston Reightley

"Merry Christmas, Mom!" my young daughter, 11, squealed, as she and her two brothers ran around our favorite tree lot. "This is the one place," she continued, "you can say 'Merry Christmas' and no one gets upset about it." "That's true," I chuckled. But, that was a white lie.

White Lies

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My brother and I accepted our mother's version of the affair that produced our sister with few questions, even though Lydia looks completely different from the rest of us. Mom is a long-legged Latina, but my brother and I take after our father. We're both tall blonds. Lydia is petite and cinnamon-coffee dark with tightly curled blue-black hair.

20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

Chris Cate | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

All of your friends are asleep. You like your medicine. I'm not going to tell you again. Mommy and Daddy think vegetables are delicious.

The Little Lies You Tell Yourself Every Day, Gorgeously Illustrated (NEW BOOK)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.05.2014 | Home

“I’ll just have one cookie.”

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Black people have been dehumanized and disregarded in America since its inception; and it is thus time for us to truly realize that this country is not "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Why Fibbing Isn't All Bad

Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 07/25/2014 10:23 AM EDT on LiveScience Lying to friends and family members may seem like a quick w...

14 Ways You're Being Lied To Every Single Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Are you paranoid... or is everybody just lying to your face?

How I Tried To Fix A Major Tooth Fairy Fail

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

It was not my finest parenting moment. In the barely breaking dawn on day three of school this year, my 7-year-old son walked into my room and said the words every mother dreads: "The tooth fairy didn't come."

3 Solutions To Life's Thorniest Problems

Posted 07.11.2013 | OWN

These weedy situations require more than garden shears. By Penny Wrenn An Overflowing In-Box The average person receives about 75 work e-mails...

When It's Ok to Lie to Kids -- And When It's Not

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Whatever the situation and justification, lying among parents is, it seems, the norm. The most common: "If you don't come with me now, I will leave you here by yourself," followed by false promises for a toy or other reward in exchange for compliance.

The Truth About Lying

Lisa Haisha | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

The fact is that not all lies are bad, and there really is a time to lie. I'd even go so far as to say that a little lying can be healthy. As Lord Byron once said, "What is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade."

Do You Lie About Your Age?

Next Avenue | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Don't duck the age-old question -- own it. Be proud of your years and yell the number from the rooftop...

12 Things You Should Never Lie About

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2012 | Women

From thanking your grandmother profusely for an awkward gift to telling a work friend that her less-than-sparkling presentation was fantastic, most of...

The 50K Lie

Rob White | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

What would the world be like if we all became better at catching lies in the making? Would there be less lying all around? Maybe not, but there would likely be fewer victims if people could learn the signs and signals that they're in the process of being duped.

A Little Lie From the Heart

Rob White | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

All the recent public talk about truth and deception got me thinking about the phenomenon of lying. I wish I could say that from this day on, I'll never tell a lie. But here's what gives me pause: the story of my departed grandfather.

The World's Biggest Lie

Liana Gergely | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Can we learn to be happy in spite of life happening -- or rather, because life is happening? In this moment, life is reason enough to be happy. And any moment we believe we have to wait for our happiness, we're believing a lie.

10 Lies That Boomers Tell

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

"Lies" is such a harsh word. But every day we utter words that we know aren't true. Sometimes we do it to make someone else feel better. Other times, it's ourselves we are hoping to protect. Here are a few of our favorite examples. Feel free to add some of your own.

Is it Risky to Be Honest?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

More often than not, we know how we are supposed to act. There is a difference between thinking something and saying what's on our minds. But sometimes, it pays to tell the truth.

Little White Lies Moms Tell Their Babysitters

The Stir | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
The Stir

After all, I want to make sure the sitter won't be scared off by what really happens in my house. You know what I mean, right?

White Lies Can Affect Your Later Behavior

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The researchers argued that in many cases, white lies have little effect on the teller later. However, in situations in which the policy of being honest is highlighted, liars often do nice things for the person they lied to.

The Funniest #LiesThatAlwaysWorked

Posted 01.04.2012 | Comedy

Confess. Admit it. Come clean already: We all tell little white lies. Over the years we've learned that certain lies (shall we call them half-trut...