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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

When we think of lies, we think of the big stuff. We say, "I could never do something like that." But big lies start with small deceptions. Dan Ariely talks about why we lie and why we're honest.
Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity." Source: Gary Waters

When we think about dishonesty, we mostly think about the big stuff.

We see big scandals, big lies, and we think to ourselves, I could never do that. We think we're fundamentally different from Bernie Madoff or Tiger Woods.

But behind

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