We all know that we feel a little happier after watching that adorable puppy video but now science has confirmed that viewing pictures and videos of cute animals or relaxing scenery can both reduce our stress AND increase productivity (Nittono, 2012; University of Leeds, 2020).
Check out some of these free live animal cams to use while you are studying or relaxing:
Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams
Wolong Grove Panda Yard
The Hippo cam at San Diego Zoo
Tembe Elephant Park
Audubon Bird Cams
Nittono, H., Fukushima, M., Yano, A., & Moriya, H. (2012). The power of kawaii: Viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus. PloS one, 7(9), e46362.