Can Honesty Make You Healthier?

(Time) Can Telling the Truth Make You Healthier?

Turns out, honesty really is the best policy

By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN@acsifferlinAugust 6, 2012

Telling a few white lies may seem harmless, but a new study suggests that you might improve your mental and physical health if you cut down on the fibs you tell.

“We found that the participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health,” said Anita Kelly, study author and professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, in a statement. Kelly presented her findings at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Orlando.

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Also see Is This Why All of Us Will Cheat?Are Wide-Faced Men More Self-Sacrificing?Are You Really Who You Think You Are? and Are Trusting People Better Lie Detectors?

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