Just a quick update on pledge week, the most important part of which is: THANKS! I’m impressed with your generosity, and grateful for the support. Every donation makes a difference.
If you haven’t yet donated, and want to, or you’ve already donated but suddenly decided that I need even more of your money, here’s the magic button:
Special commendation to the people of Australia for going above and beyond the call of duty. I had no idea I had so many readers down there. Good on ya!
I’m hoping that’s something that people actually say in Australia on a regular basis, not just something that American jackasses like me picked up from Crocodile Dundee.
Oh, and in other news: Pictures of adorable baby animals improve your productivity!
A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs – even more than those who saw a picture of an adult animal or a pleasant food.
So presumably the following pictures will make you the most productive people on planet earth.