Anita Rao Kashi

Anita Rao Kashi

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Cuteness overload may make us better people
There is nothing quite like the guilt of diving down the rabbit hole, only to emerge a few hours later wondering where the time went.  But feel free to ignore that guilt when it comes to dog videos or clips of fluffy, adorable kittens on the internet.  It turns out there’s a rationale behind the addiction. A new study has found that watching such videos can lower your heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety — all health benefits we could use during the coronavirus pandemic.  The study took place in December 2019, involving 15 students who took part in a counter-intuitive exercise before exams at Britain’s University of Leeds.  Rather than doing any last-minute cramming, they watched slides a