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She asked people to count their social interactions for six days and found that those who had more daily interaction with acquaintances were happier.

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With all those benefits, why do so many of us dread small talk? Small talk could even give you a cognitive boost. Those who engaged in chit-chat were again happier.

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Even college students who talked to more classmates than usual felt happier at the end of the day. It's not what you say that's important in small talk.

Anyone rather just chit chat

Small talk could even give you a cognitive boost. She asked people to count their social interactions for six days and found that those who had more daily interaction with acquaintances were happier.

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In her workshops, people are most afraid of awkwardness or embarrassment. Researchers at the University Of Michigan found that friendly social interaction can boost our ability to solve problems.

Anyone rather just chit chat

Those who talked to strangers were happiest, even if they had been dreading the task. We do it in code.

Breaking the ice

With all those benefits, why do so many of us dread small talk? She followed up with a study at Starbucks, asking people to either talk to their baristas or get their coffee with maximum efficiency. She followed up with a study at Starbucks, asking people to either talk to chah baristas or get their coffee with maximum efficiency. And people who broke the silence at the Tate Modern were in a better mood afterward and enjoyed the exhibit more.

Anyone rather just chit chat

She asked people to count their social interactions for six days and found that those who had more daily interaction with acquaintances were happier. The true secret to small talk, Fleming says, is empathy: Just be more interested in the other person than you are in yourself.

Researchers at the University Of Michigan found that friendly social interaction can boost our ability to solve problems. And doctors who spend more time talking to their patients are less likely to be sued. Even college students who talked to more classmates than usual felt happier at the end of the day.

It's not what you say that's important in small talk. The true secret to small talk, Fleming says, is empathy: Just be more interested in the other person than you are in yourself.

Anyone rather just chit chat

Those who talked to strangers were happiest, even if they had been dreading the task. Those who engaged in chit-chat were again happier. In her workshops, people are most afraid of awkwardness or embarrassment.

Anyone rather just chit chat

And people who broke the silence at the Tate Modern were in a better mood afterward and enjoyed the exhibit more. We do it in code.

And doctors who spend more time talking to their patients are less likely to be sued.