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Category Archives: Life & Career Success

Well, basically, to tell you the truth, I’m lying to you

People lie because the facts are not on their side. So when they say things like, “basically,” or other qualifying words, or terms like, “when the truth comes out,” they are doing everything they can to avoid the actual truth from coming out. Recently, a reality TV show star was accused of harassing a 16-year-old girl.… Continue Reading

Just Answer the Question Claire!

In a scene from one of my generation’s favorite movies, The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald’s character, Claire, is harangued  by her fellow students about whether she’s ever had sex. Not wanting to admit the truth she classically avoids the question: Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy): Have you ever done it with a normal person? Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald):… Continue Reading

How the CIA tells if you’re lying (and how you can use this technique)

Several years ago the art of reading body language and attempting to detect deception through nonverbal cues started to become popular. I recall ago when I was in England researching Practical Aviation Security, I was at a bookstore in Greenwich (okay no research went on there other than to say I had a beer at 0°… Continue Reading