You know that music makes everything more fun. But does it actually make you a better, healthier person? Enhance your knowledge by checking out Lifehacker's very cool roundup of benefits music has on your brain.
Did you know that Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords used music therapy to relearn how to talk? Or that upbeat dance music can boost your immune system? It can even make you forget that you hate your job.
At some level, you probably knew (or felt) most of these benefits already, but a quick read through this list is uber-validating for all of us jamming in our headphones at work. Hey, you're not just listening to music. You're improving your health, changing your mood, fighting fatigue and increasing productivity.
Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" is one of my favorite mood-boosting songs. Check it out: