Why Talking To Strangers On The Subway Is Good For You (Really)

July 22, 2014 12:37 PM

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Small talk with strangers is the worst. So is a really long commute, especially when packed like a sardine in a subway car or bus. One would surmise, then, that talking to strangers during said commute would be the ultimate worst experience, right?

According to a new study in The Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that even though people think that talking to a stranger during their commute will be a negative experience, they actually report greater well-being ...

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