Tuesday, November 11, 2014

10 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying

By Rinkesh Kukreja of LifeHack|  Telling lies is a very bad habit that many people have fallen prey to. People often lie to escape from speaking the truth and view it as something that is important for survival. Unfortunately, most humans aren’t very good at detecting lies; however, there are a few simple things you can do to determine whether or not a person is lying.  Just asking the right questions and observing a person’s body movements can reveal the truth.
Below are a few techniques that can help you avoid being a victim of deceit:

1. Look for Facial Expressions

The face is often the first place that reflects a person’s true personality. When a person is happy or sad, it shows on his entire face. While telling lies, micro-expressions appear for a fraction of a second and reveal the person’s true character.

2. Prolonged Eye Contact

A person who is lying usually avoids eye contact or holds prolonged eye contact to convince the other person to trust him. He will do the job well to assure you that what you think you hear is the truth and nothing else.
eye contact

3. Notice Body Language

A person who is lying usually uses his hand to touch his nose, comb his hair, pull up his socks, wipe away sweat, tug on his clothes or rub his lips. Another thing to watch out for is that a liar does not typically sit up straight while telling the lie. He might feel a bit uncomfortable sitting in the same position and might even fidget or fuss for no reason.

4. Establish the Baseline

Before looking for particular clues to catch a liar, it is important to set a baseline. A baseline reveals how a person behaves in normal circumstances. This can be done by asking some simple and basic questions to which you already know the answers. People normally answer these questions truthfully, and you can note the behavior and mood to establish the baseline.

5. Notice the Pause

When a liar is making up a story to cover the truth, you may notice him taking a long pause so that he can create a sequence of events. This only happens when he is asked a question for which he didn’t prepare an answer beforehand. A liar usually makes up the events as he talks.

6. Check for Sweating

If you’ve seen some detective shows then you might have noticed that people sweat more when they lie. Sweating occurs in stressful situations and when you lie, it is very stressful. It is one of the indicators along a group of other signs which indicates that there is something fishy going on.

7. Inconsistencies in the Story

Even if you have the slightest doubt that the other person is taking you for a ride, ask him to repeat the story after discussing a couple of things in between. If the person is lying, he might add a few details or remove couple of things that were previously mentioned. Any deviations in the story could indicate that the person is lying.

8. Proclaims Honesty Repeatedly

A liar often repeats phrases to emphasize the validity of his statements. Frequently used phrases like “to be honest”, “believe me”, and “to tell the truth” are often clear-cut indications that there is something wrong in the story. Most people don’t use these statements so often.

9. Excessive Lip-Licking

Excessive lip-licking is a common sign of dishonesty. When a person lies, it puts a lot of stress on his body, which can result in repetitive physical behaviors.
lip lick

10. Changes in Voice or Tone

Closely observe the voice or tone of the person you think is lying. Any changes in voice (i.e. slower or faster-than-normal speech patterns) indicate dishonesty. Stammering or stuttering may also point to a lie.
Source:  The article was originally featured on LifeHack
About the author: Rinkesh is the editor of Clean and Green Energy, which he founded to educate people as to how they can save energy. Apart from this, he also writes on various management related topics and has recently created website on Management Guide and Training.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

What Makes Nigella Great

By  on January 24, 2014

black cumin

The healing power of black cumin (Nigella Sativa).

Nigella Sativa is a medicinal spice that appears to be active in seasoning food products. It has a potent bioactive known as thymoquinone which shows promise in treating epilepsy, allergies, and boosting the immune system.
This seed originally comes from Egypt. They grow in a small pod and to get them out, water must be poured over it. Also referred to as black caraway and Roma coriander, these little seeds pack a powerful punch, offering protection against MRSA and cancer. As researchers uncover more and more worthwhile uses of this seed, we are learning just how much potential can be found in a natural substance.

Health Benefits

Cure for Diabetes – Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection – Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.
Epilepsy – Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.
High Blood pressure – The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.
Asthma – Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma. Another study in human subjects found that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent anti-asthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.
Sore throat – Research indicates that black seed is an effective treatment for acute tonsillopharyngitis with tonsil or throat tissue inflammation. Basically, it can relieve viral sore throats.
Post-Surgical Scar Prevention – Tested on areas of post-operative trauma, Nigella sativa was found to protect peritoneal surfaces from scarring or adhesion formation.
Psoriasis – Applied topically to psoriasis inflammation, black seed was able to increase epidermal thickness and soothe eruptions.
Parkinson’s Disease – An extract of thymoquinone, from black seed, was shown to protect neurons from toxicity associated with Parkinson’s disease and dementia in a study published in Neuroscience Letters.
The black cumin is a powerful healing agent which has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. EHC lists out more health benefits of this power healing substance.
The black seed helps against all types of cold ailments and helps introduce the effectiveingredients of cold medications to the areas affected by hot and dry ailments, as it helps the body absorb the medicine quickly when taken in small dosages.
Black seed is hot and dry in the third degree, eliminates, flatulence, extracts the helminthes (worm), relieves leprosy and phlegm fevers, opens clogs, decomposes accumulating gas and excess moisture in the stomach.
When it is ground, blended with honey and drunk with some warm water, it will dissolve the stones that appear in the kidney and the prostate and it is also diuretic.
It increases the flow during menstruation and the production of milk.
black cumin in hand
Black seeds oil helps against snakebites, hemorrhoids and spots. When around 25 grams of it is drunk with water, it will help against gasping and hard breathing.
When the black seeds are cooked in vinegar and rinse mouth with it, it will relieve toothache resulting from sensitivity to cold. When inhaled, it will help against water that accumulates in the eye. When it is used in a bandage while blended with vinegar, it heals spots and exposed skin ulcers and decomposes the acute mucus tumors and also hard tumors.
When the black seeds are crushed in vinegar and laid on leprous skin, the skin affected by black pigmentation and on the head that is affected by dandruff, it helps relieve these aliments.
Black seed oil is touted as a natural remedy for the following health conditions like allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds, diabetes, flu, headaches, high blood pressure, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Safety Warning

Due to lack of extensive research, little is known about the safety of long-term use of black seed oil when used in amounts higher than normally found in food. However, there is some evidence that applying black seed oil directly to the skin may cause allergic reactions (such as a rash) in some individuals.
It is important to note that self-treating a chronic condition with black seed oil and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences. If you are considering the use of black seed oil in treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, make sure to consult your docto