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How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You 

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and paltering, where someone uses true facts to mislead you. It’s not always easy to detect, but there are a few telltale signs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fix Your Bad Mood With a Selfless Act 

A single morning commute is enough time to gather a thousand seething resentments. People shove you, they litter, they smoke while blocking the sidewalk. By the time you show up at the office, you might be in full Rorschach-from-Watchmen mode. Instead, fill yourself with the cleansing fire of a kind act.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Brain Training Might Actually Work If It’s the Right Method

There are a lot of people that will tell you those brain training games won’t make you any smarter, and that’s true for the most part. But a recent study suggests you can boost your brain power with the right type of focused training.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide 

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop in and offer comfort, perhaps with words or hugs (or okay, sometimes goldfish crackers and YouTube Kids). But it’s even more important to teach them how to calm…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, etc. And we now may be able to add another upside to the list: researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Conspiracy Bot Shows That Computers Can Be as Gullible as Humans 

Computers believe in conspiracy theories now. The New Inquiry’s Francis Tseng trained a bot to recognize patterns in photos and draw links between similar pictures, forming the kind of conspiracy-theory diagram seen in the last act of a Homeland episode or the front page of Reddit. It’s a cute trick that reminds us…Read more… Continue […]

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Quick Ways to Recall Things You’ve Forgotten So You Don’t End Up Like Jeff Sessions

Some things are tough to remember: where you parked, your entire middle school years, and, of course, whether you had conversations with Russian officials—especially if you’re testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about a certain investigation regarding Russia and the 2016 election like Jeff…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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