Japanese Study Shows Cute Animals Improves Concentration

And Now: A Reason to Peruse Cute Animal Pics at Work

And Now: A Reason to Peruse Cute Animal Pics at Work

Last week, scientists in Japan released a study demonstrating that viewing images of cute critters can improve concentration. A paper titled "Power of Kawaii" describes experiments in which groups of university students were asked to perform tasks before and after looking at photos of puppies and kittens. Researchers report that "viewing cute images makes participants behave more deliberately and perform tasks with greater time and care."

You heard that right: all that time you spend on PetSugar actually helps you focus on completing the sales report for which your boss is impatiently tapping his toe. So go ahead and click through this slideshow of insanely adorable Instagram fuzzies without fear of wasting valuable time. It's now a work-related activity! You're very welcome.

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