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Why do People Catfish?

Over the past several years, the term ‘catfish’ has grown in notability and notoriety. Even celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Kate Gosselin have fallen victim to catfishing. But the effort to create an entirely fake new online identity takes…

How are Great Liars so Effective?

There are telltale signs of lying: looking away while speaking, fidgeting, changes in voice, sweating and breaking eye contact. The best liars, however, don’t show any of these signs. They can lie while looking you right in the eye. They…

Are You Stuck in an Internet Echo Chamber?

Have you ever logged-in to Amazon.com and looked through a list of recommendations? "A Savage Garden CD...Pleather Moon Boots...a DVD copy of Leprechaun: In The Hood (starring Ice-T)!? It's like they know me! Well, that's because they…

Information Overload: Then and Now

I've been reading James Gleick's masterful new book The Information, an epic history of the information age. Gleick's sweeping narrative covers a lot of historical ground, from the talking drums of Africa, to the telegraph, from texting…

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating Pt. 8

Safeguarding Your Love Life - Part 8 The Scent Of Love To help determine the role biology plays in human physical attraction, scientists have measured virtually anything they can think of in hopes of identifying key influencers.  They…

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating Pt. 7

Safeguarding Your Love Life - Part 7 More of "The Brain On Love" Fisher and fellow researchers’ study about the brain in love shows us that romantic love clearly corresponds with powerful chemical activity in the organ. But what…

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating Pt. 6

Safeguarding Your Love Life - Part 6 The Brain On Love To better understand what happens in the brain when we are in love, anthropologist Helen Fisher and fellow researchers gathered thirty-seven people who were madly in love and…