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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area. His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM. His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

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Dec 27, 2019




The scoop on lies comes to us from a British study published earlier this month.  Investigators surveyed 194 men and women, average age 39, about the lies they tell and hear.


The results:

  • Men consider themselves good liars twice as often as women.
  • Liars lie face-to-face followed by texts, phone calls, email, and social media.
  • A few liars are responsible for most lies.
  • Liars are articulate and weave stories that deviate only slightly from the truth.
  • Most lies are told to family and friends; the least to employers and authorities.
  • We only have a 50:50 chance of detecting a lie.


With that, look out for a barrage of lies in 2020.


Brianna L. Verigin, Ewout H. Meijer, Glynis Bogaard, Aldert Vrij. Lie prevalence, lie characteristics and strategies of self-reported good liars. PLOS ONE, 2019; 14 (12): e0225566 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225566


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