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

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books

“I’ll just have one cookie.”

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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-m...

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...

I Have To Ask: What Do You Lie About?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Women

Is honestly really always the best policy? Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers one question – what do you lie about? if(typeof A...

Why Honesty Really is the Best Policy

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Jayanti Tamm

My daughter doesn't yet know about lying. When her baby sister screams from the other room and I ask her what happened, she openly presents the truth: that she banged her baby sister's head against the floor. For her blunt honesty, for not concocting a forged tale, it's hard to be angry.

Knowing When Telling A Lie Is The Right Thing To Do

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

If you are following any kind of religious or spiritual path, then telling the truth is usually up there with other ethical obligations. But is speaking the truth always the best thing to do?

White Lies Do Not Really Work

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

One component of having authentic, satisfying connections with others is the willingness to express yourself authentically.

6 Tips for Letting Go of a Toxic Friendship---Gently

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Question: How do you back away from an unhealthy friendship without hurting someone's feelings? Answer: Here are a few tips to help you handle a ...

Me, Kirk, Blumenthal, Palin and Pinocchio: Lying or not?

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

We have to somehow learn on our own how to identify the lies for what they are and what they intend, and decide which are acceptable.

Austin City Limits Festival and Weekend Guide

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

This year's festival should be particularly enjoyable: an awesome roster of bands, weather in the 80s, new grass on the field, Torchy's Tacos added to the food vendor lineup -- all very promising.