Study: Talking to strangers on public transportation is good for

Study: Talking to strangers on public transportation is good for you

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Forget about 'stranger danger' if you are riding the El. A new University of Chicago study finds that talking to strangers on public transportation might improve your quality of life.

The possibility of sitting next to a person who seems crazy is pretty high, but that stranger on the train could actually make your day, the study says. The University of Chicago reports commuters who talked to strangers on the bus or train has a better trip to work, school or downtown to shop.

Researchers found that many commuters went into the study thinking the awkward conversations would wreck their day. But after chatting it up, they reported feeling better about their day.

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