Is small talk making us UNHAPPY? Boring conversation may stop us from discussing what we really want

We've all been there – you've just met someone at a dinner party and find yourself turning to the same old topics such as the weather or talking about your job.
While these discussions are a fail-safe option to keep conversation flowing with strangers, they may not be the best for our happiness.
Research suggests that surface level small talk occurs as we feel pressure to pick a socially-acceptable topic, rather than freely discussing what we really want.
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29 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 31
Source: Daily Mail

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