6 molecules in the brain for happiness!! Cool infographic!! #science

Check out this cool infographic with some basic neuroscience on happiness!!! Click the pic below to see the full infographic!!

The Science Behind HappinessEverybody wants to be feel and radiate Happiness but did you know that how happy you feel all starts with six tiny molecules found in your brain? From Oxytocin, the love molecule, to Adrenaline, the energy molecule, this infographic breaks down what exactly each of these molecules are and how they affect you and your state of happiness. This helpful infographic from the folks at Jazzercise even includes actions you can take to give certain chemicals a boost. So if you’re low on endorphins, smell some vanilla, throw on some music and exercise, and you should feel those endorphins in no time!

How many grants and jobs does your state get from NIH funding? Check out this awesome interactive map from @UMR4NIH

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Check out this awesome interactive state-by-state map of NIH funding and its impact from United for Medical Research. When you click on each state you will get the amount of NIH funding and the number of jobs this funding supports. It also includes a list of the top NIH funded institutions and the leading causes of death by disease! The announcing press release states that the interactive map will be a resource for the public, lawmakers, and media… but I’m a scientist and I think it is super useful!

United For Medical Research, a coalition of leading research institutions, patient and health advocates, and private industry, today launched a user-friendly map spotlighting the state-level impact of federal research funds provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH awards support more than 400,000 jobs nationwide, funding the nation’s leading research institutions and spurring investments and research by the biopharmaceutical industry.