Need an instant pick me up? Look no further


How It Works Magazine goes in depth on the science of cute. Here at we feature cute pics right on our home page. You can find more cuteness here as well. Besides being adorable, baby animals scientifically make you feel better. It’s one of the quickest pick me ups you can get.

The science behind the cutesy faces is simple: we like baby animals because we are biologically programmed to like human babies, and we need to like our human bambinos so that we take care of them, ensuring the human race lives on.

The reason why we love cute things is because they flood our brains with feel-good chemicals. If you’re having a bad day, just do a swift internet search for a baby llama and you’ll feel better in no time. Interestingly, many people will look at that llama and think it’s just so incredibly adorable they could smoosh it up and eat it. This is called cuteness aggression and, although it sounds a bit weird, it’s perfectly normal. Your brain senses the cute, but then tries to overcompensate for it! As long as you don’t actually take a bite out of the little guy, you’re fine. Read more…

Daisy Belaire

Daisy Belaire is the founder and editor of Learn more about her here.

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