SexZeeNation: How to tell if women are lying to you in a text – Zee Adamu

While it isn’t always easy to tell when someone is lying to your face, spotting deceit in a text message can be far more difficult.

But now, researchers have discovered the patterns in a text message that indicate a person isn’t telling the truth.

A new analysis of hundreds of conversations has revealed women tend to use more words when they’re lying, along with self-oriented words such as ‘I’.

Male liars, on the other hand, may be harder to pin down, as they appeared to lack many of the linguistic cues – likely because they use fewer words in messages to begin with.

While it isn¿t always easy to tell when someone is lying to your face, spotting deceit in a text message can be far more difficult. But now, researchers have discovered the patterns in a text message that indicate a person isn¿t telling the truth. Stock image

While it isn’t always easy to tell when someone is lying to your face, spotting deceit in a text message can be far more difficult. But now, researchers have discovered the patterns in a text message that indicate a person isn’t telling the truth. Stock image

WHAT THEY FOUND

The data revealed that text messages containing lies were, overall, longer than truthful texts.

The study also revealed that liars were more likely to use self-oriented words than they were to use ‘you.’

And, both men and women were found to use non-committal phrases more when they’re lying, which the researchers note is ‘not surprising.’

For example:

Female’s text: ‘[name] gift is fine. hard to really tell. maybe it looks better in person?’

Explanation:

‘I thought the gift(s) were so-so, but my sister was REALLY excited by them, so I didn’t want to tell her that her opinion wasn’t good.’

In the study, published to arXiv, the researchers from Cornell University developed an Android messaging app to collect sample texts from a large number of participants.

Over the course of seven days, the team gathered a total of 1,703 conversations.

They then removed the conversations that did not contain any lies, leaving them with 351.

After separating the lying and truthful messages, the team averaged word counts for each type of message, as well as for gender and student status.

They also looked at the percentages of ‘self-words’ (such as I/I’m), ‘other-words,’ (you), and noncommittal phrases (probably, possible, sure, etc).

‘Pronouns are particularly interesting in deception because one actively chooses which pronouns he/she wants to use when communicating,’ the authors explain in the paper.

‘Self-oriented pronouns show ownership and responsibility while other-oriented pronouns can signal distance and lack of accountability.’

The data revealed that text messages containing lies were, overall, longer than truthful texts.

On average, deceitful texts contained 8 words, while truthful texts contained 7.

And, the researchers also found this differed between the sexes.

While women use an average of 8 words in a text message, they tend to use 9 when they’re lying.

Men, however, use about 7 words in both truthful and deceitful texts.

The data revealed that text messages containing lies were, overall, longer than truthful texts. On average, deceitful texts contained 8 words, while truthful texts contained 7. And, the researchers also found this differed between the sexes. Stock image

The data revealed that text messages containing lies were, overall, longer than truthful texts. On average, deceitful texts contained 8 words, while truthful texts contained 7. And, the researchers also found this differed between the sexes. Stock image

The study also revealed that liars were more likely to use self-oriented words than they were to use ‘you.’

But, when examined by gender, the researchers again noticed some key differences.

‘Earlier we found that self-oriented words were used more in lying; however, when we break the data down by gender, women use self-oriented words more across the board and other-oriented words less while lying, disproving our hypothesis,’ the authors wrote.

‘Men, on the other hand, use “I” significantly less but have an increased use of “my”, and “me”.’

Both men and women, though, were found to use non-committal phrases more when they’re lying, which the researchers note is ‘not surprising.’

For men, ‘sure’ was most likely to appear, while women tend to include the word ‘try.’

*Culled from Mailonline

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Tourists warned about travelling to Madagascar as outbreak of PLAGUE strikes paradise island leaving 90 dead

British tourists have been warned about travelling to Madagascar as an outbreak of plague has struck the paradise island leaving 90 dead.

An unusually large outbreak in the country has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce Fall, Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency, told reporters in Geneva.

British tourists have been warned about travelling to Madagascar as an outbreak of plague has struck the paradise island leaving 90 dead. Pictured, Red Cross volunteers talk to villagers about the plague outbreak

British tourists have been warned about travelling to Madagascar as an outbreak of plague has struck the paradise island leaving 90 dead. Pictured, Red Cross volunteers talk to villagers about the plague outbreak

An unusually large outbreak in the country has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Pictured, a girl wears a face mask inside a hospital in the capital Antananarivo

An unusually large outbreak in the country has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Pictured, a girl wears a face mask inside a hospital in the capital Antananarivo

More cases are expected, ‘but we think we can affect the curve very quickly thanks to the deployment of human resources and all types of intervention,’ he said.

International agencies have sent more than one million doses of antibiotics and deployed medical teams.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar.

‘Outbreaks of plague tend to be seasonal and occur mainly during the rainy season, with around 500 cases reported annually.

Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, is a popular destination with British and European travellers

More cases are expected, ‘but we think we can affect the curve very quickly thanks to the deployment of human resources and all types of intervention,’ he said

International agencies have sent more than one million doses of antibiotics and deployed medical teams

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar’

‘Whilst outbreaks are not uncommon in rural areas, the latest outbreak has seen an increase in reported cases in urban areas, including Antananarivo.’

Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, is a popular destination for British and European travellers.

Plague is endemic in Madagascar, but this year’s outbreak is unusual because for the first time the disease has affected the Indian Ocean island’s two biggest cities, Antananarivo and Toamasina.

More than 70 per cent of the cases are pneumonic plague, a more virulent form that spreads through coughing, sneezing or spitting and is almost always fatal if untreated.

More than 70 per cent of the cases are pneumonic plague, a more virulent form that spreads through coughing, sneezing or spitting and is almost always fatal if untreated

In some cases, it can kill within 24 hours.

Like the bubonic form that often is found in Madagascar’s remote highlands, it can be treated with common antibiotics if caught in time.

WHO has said the risk of global spread of the outbreak is low and it advises against travel or trade restrictions. It seeks $5.5 million to support the plague response.

The Red Cross is sending its first-ever plague treatment center.

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Missing California Hikers Found In Embrace After Apparent Killing-Suicide

A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday. Their embraced bodies were discovered in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.

Joseph Orbeso, 22, fatally shot his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then used the gun on himself, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. Orbeso’s handgun was found on the scene, investigators said. Their bodies were discovered in a remote canyon Sunday by a search team that included Orbeso’s father, Gilbert Orbeso.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the deaths and what motive there would have been for the killings. The couple may have been lost in the 800,000-acre desert park and losing hope.

“It appears they had been rationing their food and had no water,” the sheriff’s department said a statement. They were found beneath a tree and were using clothing to protect their skin from the sun.

The Joshua Tree park’s website advises visitors not to undertake difficult hikes in extreme heat and warns hikers to take an “ample” water supply. There’s no cellphone service in the park.

The two were reported missing in late July when they failed tocheck out of a local bed-and-breakfast after leaving for a hike in high temperatures. A massive hunt was launched after their empty car was found in the park. Sheriff’s deputies, helicopter crews, horse and canine teams and rescue volunteers spent about 2,000 hours searching for the missing pair.

 “I want Joseph to be remembered as a kind, caring and thoughtful person,” Orbesco’s father, Giberto, told the Southern California News Group before information about the suspected murder-suicide was released. “The way he was found beside Rachel, holding her as they were seeking shade under the brush, says everything you need to know about him as a man and as a human being.”

The two were in the park to celebrate Nguyen’s birthday, according to KTLA-5 TV in Los Angeles.

Gilberto Orbeso said he was relieved the bodies were finally found. “I feel that we have closure,” he told KESQ-TV in the Coachella Valley. “That was our main goal … to find them. I hope they can rest in peace now.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

George W. Bush: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ in Trump era

In a rare public speech on Thursday, former President George W. Bush blasted the state of discourse that has marked President Trump’s first nine months in office.

“Bigotry seems emboldened,” Bush said in his opening remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York City. “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”

“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” the former president continued. “At times, it could seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization.”

Bush did not mention Trump by name. But his comments came just three days after the president falsely suggested that neither he nor former President Barack Obama had called to offer their condolences to the families of fallen soldiers.

And the 43rd U.S. president — who was among those who strongly condemned the violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in August in Charlottesville, Va. — seemingly had Trump’s “America first” doctrine in mind.

“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism,” Bush said, warning that “bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.”

He continued: “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”

Former President George W. Bush speaks in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Though they are both Republicans, Bush and Trump are far apart when it comes to how they speak about racial and religious minorities.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Bush visited a Islamic center in Washington D.C., to plead for tolerance towards Muslims even as he vowed to seek retribution for the terrorists. Trump once reacted to terrorism abroad by touting a baseless anti-Muslim war-crime tale.

“We’ve seen the return of isolationist sentiments,” Bush said, “forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places, where threats such as terrorism, infectious disease, criminal gangs and drug trafficking can reemerge.”

The former president then unveiled a “call to action,” outlining five recommendations for restoring “America’s identity.” Among them: confronting Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.

“According to our intelligence services, the Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other,” Bush said. “This effort is broad, systemic and stealthy. It’s conducted across a range of social media platforms. Ultimately, this assault won’t succeed. But foreign aggressions, including cyberattacks, disinformation and financial influence, should never be downplayed or tolerated.”

Bush also said the United States must engage with world leaders on the international stage.

“We cannot wish globalization away,” he said.

Finally, Bush said, elected officials must project “cultural and moral leadership” in order to combat “a crisis of confidence.”

Posted by Dylan Stableford/yahoo News

Nigeria:Court orders six strokes of cane on man for stealing ladder

Court orders strokes of cane

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered that 28-year-old man, Ibrahim Yunisa, be given six strokes of cane for stealing a ladder.

Yunisa, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to one-count charge of theft and begged for leniency.

The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, told the convict that he mitigated the sentence because he pleaded for leniency.

Sadiq said the court might not be lenient with him the next time he appeared.

The Prosecutor, Mrs Florence Avhioboh, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Oct. 12.

She said the theft was reported at Karmo Police Station by Jacob Friday of Mararaba area in Nasarawa State.

She added that the convict, who was found with the ladder at Dape village, Abuja, could not give satisfactory explanation on how he got it.

Avhioboh said Yunisa had confessed that he stole the ladder at a building under construction in Abuja, an offence against Section 288 of the Penal Code.

NAN

Nigeria:My husband seeks his father’s permission before intercourse, wife tells court

Court remands two brothers over alleged firearm possession

A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday that her father-in-law slept on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them.

Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi.

She said her marriage of two years with Lukman had been  characterised by agony and regrets due to interference by her father-in-law, who never allowed her to have free access to her husband.

According to Rashidat, her husband always takes permission from his father on every issue between her and her husband.

“Even he seeks his father’s permission before intercourse and my father-in-law always sleeps on the same bed with me and my husband whenever he visits.

“I used to dress or change my pants in the bathroom because my father-in-law would not leave our one-room apartment whenever I wanted to dress up,’’ she said.

Rashidat further said that her father-in-law instigated her husband to file the petition so as to have total control over him.

She urged the court to grant the prayer of the petitioner but that he be given responsibility to maintain the only child of the relationship.

Earlier, Lukman had pleaded with the court to dissolve the  marriage on the ground that the respondent wanted to stab him to death.

He said his wife was in the habit of cursing him and threatening to kill him whenever they had a quarrel.

“There was a particular night that she brought out a knife and wanted to stab me because another woman called my cell phone number.

“It took the intervention of my landlord before she agreed not to stab me and such incident made me to file a divorce suit,” Adewuyi said.

The President of the court, Chief Mukaila Balogun, and the court assessors, Aare Samotu and Ganiyu Alao, made efforts to prevail on the couple to resolve the matter amicably but failed.

The court, thereafter, ordered the dissolution of the marriage as the parties wished.

Balogun also ordered the plaintiff to pay N3,500 as monthly feeding allowance for the only child of the union and warned the parties to maintain the peace and stay away from each other.

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