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Mon., Nov. 5, 2007, 7:09 p.m.

How to tell when someone is lying to you.

Here's the top eight list of suspicious behaviors:

1. A change in the voice's pitch.
2. A change in the rate of speech.
3. A sudden increase in the number of "ums" and "ahs."
4. A change in eye contact. Normally, one makes eye contact one-quarter to one-half of the time. If suddenly, at the convenient moment to lie, he's staring at you or looking away, beware.
6. Turning his body away from you, even if just slightly.
7. Suddenly being able to see the white on the top and bottom of a person's eyes, not just the sides.
8. A hand reaching, even if momentarily, to cover part of the face, especially the mouth.
9. Nervous movement of feet or legs.

I'd like to point out how "he" is constantly used.

Here's the full article.

For when you don't know if you can trust a friend. Or what NOT to do when lying to your parents ;)

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