In possibly the happiest news I've read all year, there is one simple and effective way to increase your productivity at work: just look at cute baby animal photos!

No, seriously. Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan recently did a survey in which they showed students photos of baby animals, adult animals and yummy-looking food. Then they measured how productive they were before and after seeing the picture. Turns out that photos of the adorable kittens, puppies and other critters actually increases your productivity by almost 20 percent. Well, don't you want to be more productive at work? Here's some inspiration for you, then!


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Topics: career  work/life balance  pets