The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood. {Infographic}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Mar 10, 2014
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Photo: Wiki Commons

Are you experiencing happiness right now?

How about… now?

What’s your hippocampus up to? That is, afterall, the area of the brain responsible for happiness and positive memories. Knock on that head of yours head and wake that thing up!

Are you healthy? Yes? Then chances are you’re 20 percent happier than average.

Think money buys happiness? Turns out people in the upper income bracket are only 3.5 percent happier than average!

This infographic explains happiness (I’m surprised it doesn’t include the effects of watching kitten videos):

Science of Happiness
Graphic by WebpageFX


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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


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