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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Good Thursday Morning to You!

Can you tell when someone is lying to you? If not, would you like to learn? I would. And that’s why I continue to read what Vanessa Van Edwards writes about with great interest.

Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator, author and body language trainer. She runs Science of People, a human behavior research lab in Portland, Oregon, where she studies charisma, influence and power body language. Basically, she is an expert on lying and says we should all pay close attention to the body language of liars. She suggests the following steps:

Step 1: Determine a person’s baseline, which Van Edwards says is how he or she acts when under normal, non-threatening conditions. She says to take note when talking casually to people about topics they would have no reason to lie about. Once you gain an understanding of their cues, she says you can then focus on when they tend to use those gestures. When you see sudden differences in the baseline, she says it might be a sign they are lying.

Step 2: Look for red flags like lip pursing, question inflections, a lack of contractions, a lack of personal pronouns, sudden distancing, or the presence of microexpressions. All are explained in further detail here, and, thank goodness, as I didn’t know what lip pursing or microexpressions were. Back to Step 1 for a moment. Van Edwards says to remember these signs are only red flags if they differ from a person’s baseline.

Step 3: Find a cluster of three and don’t take a single red flag as a sure sign of lying. Van Edwards claims most liars leak more than one lying cue in a matter of minutes — or even seconds. Yikes.

I once worked for a boss who said he would always tell me the truth because he wasn’t capable of keeping a bunch of lies straight. I was good with that. Van Edwards says it’s better to assume the truth from people, but you should protect yourself from liars by taking note of the baselines of the people you engage with. Any deviations from this behavior can be a warning.

I had a business partner many years ago who, in a quite convincing way, would look me in the eyes and nod while he was lying to me. I would find myself nodding back and accepting his stories, at least until I caught on to his tactics.

How about you? What signs tell you someone is lying? Send me a note and share. Meanwhile, whether you are attempting to call out a liar or cover up some lies of your own, use these three steps as a guide. And don’t purse your lips.

Have a thoughtful Thursday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

A much-deserved gorgeous day is ahead with warm temperatures, sunshine and light winds. Friday and Saturday bring more rain chances while temperatures remain warm and conditions become windy. Sunday will be breezy and a bit cooler with a slight rain chance.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
The Cadillac Three 

Thursday, April 21, 5:30 – 11:30 p.m.,  Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St., Des Moines

Spending their formative years playing music together in basements and garages laid the foundation for THE CADILLAC THREE to put their own spin on each new record. They open a time capsule of their musical history together.  Get tickets here.


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FROM KCCI: Surveillance shows suspect 'swinging their arms' at Iowa nurse

AMES, Iowa — A man walked into an Ames emergency room and attacked a nurse Monday night. The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Hospital officials say a person just walked in and started swinging their arms at a nurse. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines students petition for school name change

DES MOINES, Iowa — Students at a Des Moines elementary school are pushing for a name change, trading one “Jackson” for another. Student leaders at Andrew Jackson Elementary presented their arguments to the Des Moines Public School Board to re-christen the school in favor of Mary Winston Jackson, the mathematician and aerospace engineer portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures.” Jackson was NASA’s first Black female engineer.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Facebook group for Ankeny dads creating bonds over dad jokes and cargo shorts

ANKENY, Iowa — A social media group created to help dads in Ankeny deal with the isolation and depression of the pandemic is continuing to grow. The creator, Andy Pollock, is hoping to add more dads to make sure everyone knows they are not alone. The name of the group is called Dads of Ankeny. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Chiropractor
1. True Roots Chiropractic
2. Iowa Family Chiropractic
3. Vero Chiropractic


On the Road

Iowa Living magazines feature people who drive for a living.

When Von Breise retired from the Des Moines Police Department at the end of last year, he knew he wanted to find a new job in Norwalk, but the town’s police department wasn’t hiring at the time of his job search.

However, he did learn that Northern Lights Pizza was opening a Norwalk location and looking for delivery drivers.

One of his favorite memories is being tipped with a $5 roll of dimes and a $2 roll of nickels by a senior Norwalk resident.

“First, it was an amazing tip, and I really appreciated it, but second, it reminded me of my grandmother,” Breise says. “We used to save up coins and put them into coin rolls, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had not seen a roll of coins in a long while, and this was a very pleasant refresher.”

From the April issue of Norwalk Living magazine.

Keep Iowa Beautiful

Category: Iowa Landscapes
1st Place: Wilford Yoder of Iowa City
Robert D. Ray Best of Show Award Winner – Second Place
“Cutting & Stacking Oat Bundles”

Send your photos to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Brian Goodman!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Queen Elizabeth II, James McAvoy, Andie MacDowell, Robbie Amell, Iggy Pop, Tony Danza, Tony Romo, Robert Smith, Toby Stephens, Rob Riggle, Robin Meade, Terrence J, Tavi Gevinson

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Morning Chuckle
Why is Turtle Wax so expensive?
A valiant try by Gail Tomlinson, but this one seems to have been a stumper!


Where do you send turtles who commit crimes?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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