Working Out Is Easier If You Tell Yourself You Like It

Working Out Is Easier If You Tell Yourself You Like It

Does lying to yourself work? Surprisingly, yes. According to American researchers, if you tell yourself that you really like working out, you’ll find it easier to get started and end up doing it more. Yes, even if you hate it. Researchers at the University of Colorado recruited 98 adult participants and had them run on a treadmill for 30 minutes

The Truth About Lying

The Truth About Lying

Everyone lies, right? Sure, but according to new research, a small percentage of people do most of the lying, while the rest of us are actually pretty honest. For a study published in Human Communication Research, researchers conducted a survey of 527 people to find out how often they’d lied over the past day. Forty-one per cent said they hadn’t

People Who Lie to Themselves are Better at Lying to Others

People Who Lie to Themselves are Better at Lying to Others

What’s good about being ‘self-deceived’—that is, an overconfident person with an exaggerated view of self-talent? Well, people like that are really good at convincing other people that they’re just as good as they believe themselves to be. A study published in PLOS One has found that people who are self-deceived are really good at deceiving others. As part of the

Moral in the Morning, and Lying All Afternoon

We’re thinking of confining our interrogations to the morning from now on; new researchers suggests that our ability to exhibit self-control and keep a handle on our dishonesty is diminished over the course of the day. The research, published in Psychological Science, found that it’s easier to resist opportunities to lie, cheat, and steal in the morning than it is

How to Tell If She’s Lying

How to Tell If She’s Lying

Lying is an art. Detecting a lie, however, is something of a science. While a lack of eye contact and profuse sweating are among the most obvious tells, there are more subtle ways to figure out if she’s hiding something. Ginger, perhaps our most slippery XX columnist, reveals the tricks of the trade. 1. Touching: If she’s touching her face

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