Today is World Animal Day, and as a confessed crazy cat lady, a PR specialist for an animal welfare organization, and an Eliza Thornberry wannabe… I think it’s safe to say I’m a big fan of four-legged furry cuteness.
Which is why I was pretty excited to read about a study that revealed work productivity increases when one looks at adorable, baby animals.
The study was recently conducted by a team of researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan. A group of university students were shown pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks, and the results showed that those who viewed pictures of baby animals were largely more productive than those students who viewed pictures of adult animals and “pleasant food” such as steak and pasta.
The researchers came to some interesting conclusions for why this happens and you can read more about that here.
So in honor of World Animal Day, and to really impress your boss with an extra boost in productivity, I thought I’d share some of my favorite sources of cuteness from the web.
Tell your boss they can thank me later.
http://animalygifs.tumblr.com/ – Home to hundreds of adorable and funny animal GIFs, full of cats pushing vacuums and rabbits eating flowers.
For the latest adorable videos and pictures, be sure to check out Huffington Post’s Cute Animals section.
And of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without sharing an adorable picture of my own two fur balls of destruction – Sophie & Winston.