Friday, January 6, 2012

In the News: Why Baby Animals Make Us Happy

Kittens, puppies, bear cubs – all are unbearably cute.

Over Christmas, I took more pictures of my brother's new tabby, Miley, than anything else:

Mike and Kara's Cat Miley

Why do we love babies so much? A report from this morning's Today Show explains that the brain gets a burst in its pleasure center when we look at babies (and this applies to both men and women).

Let's test the theory. Watch the video segment below, which features baby polar bears, tigers, and other cuteness. Can you get through it without smiling? I couldn't.


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