Want to Feel Healthier and Happier? Cut Back on Lying

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that lying less can make you less tense and reduce your headaches.

The costs of lying extend beyond burning pants. According to new research led by Anita Kelly, a psychologist at the University of Notre Dame who studies secrecy, self-disclosure, and self-presentation, telling lies—both little "white lies" and major deceptions—takes a psychological and physiological toll.

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