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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die

I want to ask you to please wear a face-covering over your nose and mouth when you go out in public. It's a step to slow the spread of the coronavirus to others. Remember, you could show no symptoms but be infected. Wearing a mask is not an infringement of your rights. It’s using the science of how this type of disease gets into communities. Thanks, and now, this week’s blog.

We’ve heard many versions of the outcome of this pandemic in our country:

This virus is nothing and will disappear by April. We know this one isn’t true. It's May, and there are 1,480,349 total cases of the illness, and 89,407 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States (statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated 5/18)

We’ll have a vaccine soon. Medical professionals are warning that’s just not the case.

Statements like these offered by people as truth got me wondering about how you can tell if a person is lying.

I looked at many sites, and most of them listed much of the same information. Here are some tips from an article in Prevention magazine written by Cassie Shortsleeve on spotting liars. It’s important to understand that these explanations are not the be-all and end-all in detecting a less than honest person.

~~~You notice a frown or a smirk for only an instant on the person’s face after they speak. The expressions may either align or contrast with what they’re telling you.

~~~They keep looking at the exit or a clock. Sometimes their feet or torso point toward the way out.

~~~They dodge a direct response and sometimes ask you a question instead.

~~~After relating a story as events happened and then retelling the same story in reverse chronological order, the second version may sound scripted. Someone telling the truth may meander when talking about details in reverse because, as they do, they remember more.

Read the entire article HERE.

There are many reasons (some complicated) why people lie. It seems it's wise not to take things at face value all the time.

Stay healthy and Happy Writing!

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