The problem with Polygraphs


The lie behind the lie detector

Our government's reliance on unreliable polygraph "testing" is both a danger to our national security and a hazard to the reputations of law-abiding citizens whose trustworthiness is judged by this voodoo science. The Lie Behind the Lie Detector exposes polygraph waste, fraud, and abuse.  

The Nelson Report: Scientific Basis for the Polygraph

The American Polygraph Association claims to be dedicated to evidence-based science & practices. Look for yourself.  

· The American Polygraph Association

· The Nelson Report

The Lie Generator: Inside the Black Mirror World of Polygraph Job Screenings

Want to become a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic? A WIRED investigation finds government jobs are one of the last holdouts in using—and misusing—otherwise debunked polygraph technology. 

Loneliness has serious health risks


Social isolation, loneliness in older people poses health risks

Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we age, many of us are alone more often...
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Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity

Obesity has become a major public health concern, affecting more than a third of adults in the United States. New research, however, suggests that there are two bigger threats: loneliness and social isolation. 

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The Connection between loneliness and mortality

Loneliness shows a harmful effect for all-cause mortality, and this effect is slightly stronger in men than in women. Moreover, the impact of loneliness was independent from the quality evaluation of each article and the effect of depression.  

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So Lonely I Could Die

Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say. 

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Loneliness and Death

Loneliness And Death: Loneliness may reduce life expectancy more than obesity or smoking. 

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Loneliness Rivals Obesity and Smoking as Health Risks

 Douglas Nemecek, MD, Cigna’s chief medical officer for behavioral health, said the findings of the study suggest that the problem has reached “epidemic” proportions, rivaling the risks posed by tobacco and the nation’s ever-expanding waistline. 

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