U.S. Average; 11 Lies a Week, Is Bad for Health
On average, researchers have found, Americans lie 11 times a week. That number includes the gamut, from “for some reason that wasn’t on my calendar,” to “I’m traveling alone.” The bad news, according to researchers at the University of Notre Dame, is that the number of lies we tell appears to correlate with the number of headaches, sore throats, and anxiety-related ailments we suffer. HealthDay reports that the researchers told half the of the 110 participants in a study to stop telling lies for 10 weeks, and told the other half nothing about lying. When those in the no-lie group told three fewer white lies than in other weeks, the researchers found, they complained less of headaches, sore throats, tenseness, anxiety and other problems than those in the control group. There were no reports of noticeable nose-growth. Read more in HealthDay.