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Dishonesty

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 ...

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.

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.

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

Cheating In College: Where It Happens, Why Students Do It and How to Stop It

Uloop | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Uloop

While this may or may not tell us something about ourselves and people in general, it clearly indicates that whatever is being done to stop cheating today hasn't worked.

When Someone You Meet Online Seems Too Good To Be True

Judy Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

In the 1979 melodrama, 'Hardcore,' starring George C. Scott, writer-director Paul Schrader was less than subtle when he gave his villain the name Ratan, which rhymes with Satan. In my scenario, the man who told me his name was Larry was really Barry. He also failed to mention that he had a wife, who I will give the name Carrie, just to keep it phonetic.

Gladwell and Goliath: When a Great Strength Becomes a Weakness

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Hasn't Malcolm Gladwell had a busy fortnight? His latest book shipped on the first of October. And the deluge of reviews washed out a flood of anti-Gladwell bile. He's an unusually polarising author, Gladwell. And it looks like some of the criticism has stung.

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?

7 Steps to Healing Broken Trust

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships require a high level of integrity in order to thrive. When a violation of trust, large or small, occurs, it's important to examine the conditions that contributed to the situation and to engage in a healing process that will restore trust and goodwill to the relationship.

Study Suggests Surprising Factor In Dangerous Driving

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

Sitting in the wrong chair can certainly send you to the chiropractor -- but can it make you a crook? That question's not as far-fetched as you might ...

Raise the Heat in Your Relationship This Summer

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.

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.

On Honesty

Garret Kramer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Thinking unethical thoughts doesn't make you unethical. It makes you feel unethical -- no harm in that. Provided, that is, you get a solid grip on the principle that acting on unethical, or insecure, feelings won't ever make them go away. It makes them come back even stronger.

Seniors and Health Care: A Grave Mistake to Vote for Romney

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

You do the math here and you will see why. If this were so, why would we want to see Romney dismantle Obamacare if Obamacare already does what Romney advocates?

Romney, Romneycare and Dishonesty

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Romney was advocating that every state use the model that is law in Massachusetts in enacting its own version of Romneycare -- again, noting that the Commonwealth did not need to use any state revenues. But it was the federal government that made Romneycare possible.

Why You Lie...And Why You Should Stop

The Huffington Post | Laura Rowley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty

Feeling tense or melancholy? Got a sore throat or headache? Now: How many times have you stretched the truth this week? A new study finds lying is lin...

Liars Who Believe Their Own Lies

Dan Ariely | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media
Dan Ariely

What do Williams Gehris, America's most decorated war hero, and Walter Williams, the last Civil War veteran to pass away, have in common? Both were frauds.

Lying as a Form of Control

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is not as hard as you may believe to learn how to connect with your personal source of spiritual guidance.

How Creativity Connects with Immorality

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

In the mid 1990's, Apple Computers was a dying company.  Microsoft's Windows operating system was overwhelmingly favored by consumers, and Apple's at...

Do You 'Shave' The Truth? The Importance Of Honesty

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

When the rubber meets the road, this business of being 100 percent honest, even though held in high regard as an essential quality of character, is not so easy to achieve.

The Truth About Lying

Lauren Zander | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I have found that once people start becoming comfortable with catching lies and telling the truth, to themselves and others, there is a burden that is released, and they live their lives with much more energy, joy and self-expression.

Harvard Study: Creative People More Likely to Cheat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A recent study from the Harvard Business School suggests that creative people may be more likely to cheat. The study, which will do nothing to ease co...

Red the Book: He Called His Penis John Wayne. He Lied.

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Goldwasser

So I loved a storyteller. Don't we all? Is there anything more seductive, really?

Palin Ain't no Truman

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

In 1934, Truman was elected as a U.S. Senator and for the next ten years undertook a distinguished career in Washington DC representing the people of Missouri.