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Lie About Yourself Enough and Even You’ll Believe It
Our “memories” are more malleable than we think.
Your Dog’s Not Above Lying to You to Get a Snack
Man’s best friend, unless treats are involved.
A New Study Explains How to Raise an Honest Kid
There’s a sneaky way to incentivize them to tell the truth.
Most People Don’t Think Lying by Omission Is More Honest Than Plain Old Lying
Unless you’re the one who’s doing it.
Every Time You Tell a Lie, You Feel Less Guilty About Lying
Your brain becomes less sensitive to the emotional effects of dishonesty.
A Lesson From
on How to Spot a Lie
Look sharp, JoJo.
You Probably Can’t Tell When Your Kid Is Lying
A new study on parents and “truth bias.”
An Interrogation Psychologist Explains How to Catch Someone in a Lie
Make their brain tired.
How Do Spies Keep Their Double Lives Secret?
A former undercover CIA agent took to Reddit to explain how he pulled off the biggest lie of his life.
Here Is One Way to Tell If a Politician Is Lying
A study with an assist from PolitiFact.
Some of Your Best Anecdotes Are Probably Stolen
It’s apparently pretty common for people to plagiarize personal stories.
The Truth About the Ways People Lie
A new documentary explores how and why humans cheat, lie and steal.
5 Scientific Truths About the Way We Lie