commuting nyc

City Living, Transportation

14th Street, NYC subway commute

Photo via 2010-03-12 via photopin (license)

Here’s a way to bring some relief to those seemingly never-ending subway delays: strike up a conversation with the stranger next to you. Research conducted by behavioral scientists Nicholas Epley and Juliana Schroeder reveals that engaging in chitchat with your fellow straphangers can actually improve your well-being.

learn more about their study

City Living, Transportation

14th Street, NYC subway commute

Photo via 2010-03-12 via photopin (license)

At least we’re getting some validation for our title of “disgruntled New Yorker.” According to a new report called “The Hardest Working Cities” issued by Comptroller Scott Stringer, New Yorkers have an average work week of 49.1 hours, including six hours and 18 minutes for commuting.* And with subway service getting even worse–delays increased 46 percent in 2014–the future of our sanity isn’t looking good.

More findings from the study ahead

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