Category Archives: Daily Life

How To Spot A Liar

Looking for some clues about whether the person opposite you is lying. Here are some ideas that might help.

Evasive Answers: This is one of the best giveaways. The person doesn’t answer the question directly but instead formulates the answer in such a way that it seems as though the question is being answered but it isn’t. Some call it sly diversion.  Often someone who is lying will add many details and words to hide the non-responsive answer. The person may not expect you to believe the answer but the expectation is that you will not challenge it.  Then you have to decide what do you do? Do you start giving the third-degree? A liar may act hurt and surprised that you do not believe the story, turning the tables on you.   You may apologize for not believing the story.

Diversion. When people are trying to avoid telling the truth, they often pick some obscure point and talk about it instead of focusing on the key issue. The person may start answering questions that are not asked. They may start defending themselves without be accused of anything. All of this to divert attention away from the questions being asked.

Repeating the question: This is a good tell of a liar, as the liar seeks more time to formulate an answer. The answer is normally evasive using many qualifiers and sometimes even rephrasing the question in a manner that the question is not answered directly.

The Eyes: Watch the eyes. An amateur liar finds it very difficult to look someone right in the eyes. Continue reading

How to Get Your Children to Behave in Public

Picture the scene:

You’re out doing your grocery shopping and your toddler throws an almighty tantrum. They lie on the floor, kicking, screaming and waling, while you helplessly hiss at them to stand up. You can feel the eyes of everyone in the shop bearing into you and almost hear their tutting and sighs.

When your child misbehaves in public in can be mortifying. You feel like a bad parent, like everyone in a 50 mile radius is judging you.

Of course, no one is. But getting a young child to behave in public is more than a little tricky for some parents. If you’ve been struggling to stop your little angles from becoming little devils, here are five top tips you can start using today:

1. Involve them

The fact of the matter is children hate going shopping. Going out and about is boring, and they would much rather be playing with their toys. When kids are bored, they will misbehave – mainly because they’re trying to get your attention. Continue reading

How to Fold a Shirt (The Japanese Way!)

With 5 Million views the chances that this video is new to you is a bit far fetched – but I consider it a classic! It’s another easy way to save some time and hassle in your life almost every day. The video is in Japanese, so here’s a couple things to take note of in between the overly dramatic “oohs” and “ahhs”.

  1. Notice how she marks the middle of the shirt first, this will set the tone for how clean the fold will look.
  2. The second mark she makes will be one edge of your fold after you’re done, so check the top to make sure it’s where you want it to be before you start going nuts.
  3. It will take some practice! Still, I can say from experience it will speed up the arduous task of folding laundry enough to be worth it.

Note: This only works with long sleeved shirts if you don’t care about wrinkled sleeves… But honestly – those should be on hangers anyways.

Good luck and have fun!