“Small Talk Can Improve Health”


Scientific American reports on a March 25 article in  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that finds that even superficial contact with people improves health. “There’s ample evidence that loneliness relates to well-being and other health outcomes besides death,” says the study’s author, “But our study suggests a broader view of beneficial social relationships. They’re not simply to do with close emotional relationships.”

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