Pants on Fire: You, Too, Can Spot a Liar (BBC)

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Typical body cues that are often associated with someone lying are often unreliable, according to some psychologists. While some people may avoid eye contact when they are nervous, others maintain strong eye contact, leading psychologist Thomas Ormerod to conclude — there is no universal dictionary of body language.

Instead, Ormerod suggests those interested in spotting a liar should focus on what they actually say. Check out some conversational tips to increase your chance of detecting deception.

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