If you’re trying to figure out if your friend was truly sick–or just fibbing–when she canceled dinner plans at the last minute, see if she answers your questions with questions. Responding that way is a tell, says Daniel Levitin, PhD, a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University and the author of the book, A Field Guide to Lies.

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Gone are the days of the newspaper of record and journalists acting as authenticity gatekeepers. In it’s place are tabloids that value immediacy over accuracy.

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