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Secrets and Lies
Understanding the identity-warping nature of secrets and lies.
The Secret That Became My Life
Learning the slow torment (and occasional titillation) of the secret keeper.
The Language of Secret Keeping
Is there a term for when someone else's secret becomes our own?
Living a Lie
Meet four people who fought their way to an authentic life.
Secrets in the Bedroom
Confiding your sexual secrets could help your relationship.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling
Unite ideas and emotion but avoid these dangerous pitfalls to get your story out
Compliments, Insults, and Other Challenges
What if there’s no perfect response?
The Science of Apologies -- Or Is It Child's Play?
The moral fables of Michael, Alex, and Chris
Forensic Pathologist's Crime Quartet
Ann Rule publishes Cyril Wecht’s crime “shorts,” adding autopsy grit.
The Truth About Lie Detection
We do it every day, but most of us only do it half right.
The Walking Story Book: A Talk With Linda Joy Myers
The Master Memoirist and Therapist on Weaving the Dark and the Light
If you lie to your husband about how much stuff costs, are you betraying him?
Aurora Judge Rules "Truth Serum" Can Test Suspect's Insanity
Why gamble a mass murder suspect's fate on dubious methods for testing insanity?
Why Stick to a PTSD Diagnosis Based on Lies by Jodi Arias?
Arias kept lying to evaluating psychologist. Why won't he revise PTSD diagnosis?
5 Reasons You Can’t Tell When You Are Being Lied To
Why are people poor lie detectors?
Undercover in a Subculture
Innovative social scientists once exposed truths that still reverberate.
Bullshitting: Lessons from the Masters
How the great bullshitters pull it off.
Deception: The Real Villain Behind Relationship Infidelity
When we are honest with our partners, we are true to ourselves.
Do Relationships Need Lies to Survive?
Save a relationship with a lie? Not a serious one.
Letters from Downton: A Different Kind of Therapy
Downton Abbey reveals simple secrets to true connectedness and understanding.
Six Everlasting Truths about Deception
Lie detection may be harder than it looks, and that could be a good thing.
Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves
The road to deception is paved with self-deception
Why We Lie and How to Stop
The many lies we tell hurt us in the end.
There Are No Rules for When or How Someone Dies
Every January brings the worst day of my year. My little sister’s birthday.
How to Spot and Deal with Passive-Aggressive People
8 keys to surviving passive-aggressives at home and at work.
The Virgin Sodomite
Hello young lovers, wherever you are.
How We Learn to Lie
Liar, liar—breaking the habit
Protect Yourself from Liars and Deceivers
Refuse to be deceived.
Confessions of a Sick Person
Truth be told: Nine confessions about life while sick.
Never Be Ordinary: A Better Women's Murder Club
This British miniseries deserves notice for its unique approach to murder.
When someone you care about is hiding an eating disorder
Understanding the underlying meanings can help you choose an appropriate action
Gluten Sensitivity as Eating Disorder
How orthorexia nervosa becomes anorexia nervosa via gluten sensitivity
20 Quotes on Secrets
Keeping secrets is a tricky business
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For some, romantic relationships are the most meaningful element in their lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves.
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Most of us wish we could improve certain things about ourselves. Lasting change is difficult though—many of our habits are deeply ingrained, and certain core personality attributes may be immutable.
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What's Your Psychological I.Q.?
5 Surefire Ways to Kill a Relationship
Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?
A Designer Dog Maker Regrets His Creation
35 Ways to Tell if It's Over, and to Tell Your Partner