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Sleeping Baby Seal Pups
Good news here if you already like to ogle baby pups in teacups, kittens in knit caps or any other big-eyed, bobble-headed baby creature. After four minutes of cuteness overload, you may be able to focus much better on your work and be more dexterous—just like the women (and, yes, men) in a study at the Hiroshima University. (Incidentally, viewing "food porn" or adult animals did not improve performance.) The mood boost acts as a "powerful stimulant for motivation in wider contexts," the researchers reported. And the laser focus—it's vigilance, a result of protective instincts that normally emerge when we encounter cute baby humans.