Why talking to strangers makes you happy

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Whether on the train or in the waiting room: When strangers meet, they like to keep quiet. A big mistake — because a new study shows: Even short conversations with strangers make you happy.

Every day we theoretically have dozens of ways to get in touch with other people. In the morning we sit close to each other in the subway, stand squashed together in the bus, wait on the platform for the…