The Science of Cute
“A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs—even more than those who saw a picture of an adult animal or a pleasant food.” [Emphasis mine.]
Thus reports Sarah Kliff in the Washington Post. If showing America’s workforce pictures of adorable baby animals will drive up productivity, then The Mudflats is prepared to salute the flag and jump-start the next economic boom.
Morning Baby! will feature a different baby animal each weekday (this is all about your efficiency at work, after all), going live in time for even East Coast commuters to benefit from what apparently amounts to a quad-shot latté to the retinas before heading out the door.
Whether you fish for halibut off the Alaskan coast, or bang out software code in Palo Alto, or teach high school kids in Chicago, or tend to the herd at a Vermont dairy farm—what you do matters, and we will apply the abovementioned scientifically proven methods to help you be all you can be.
Now ogle these otters and go get ‘em, rockstar. See you back here tomorrow.