Friday Funday: To the YouTubes!

To theYouTubes!Just for a little New Year’s fun, I thought I’d link to some of my favorite happy YouTube videos.

Lest you think I’m just being goofy, videos have long been used in psychology to induce good moods. I remember working on studies in grad school where the IRB would require we do something positive at the end of the experience to make sure participants left in a good mood; videos of puppies and kittens seemed to do the trick. Watching happy videos isn’t only good for your mood; it can also make you more creative and productive.

So get clicking, and don’t forget to leave some of your favorite videos in the comments to spread the love!

Kitten ridin’ dirty on a turtle:

Goat Yelling Like a Man

Dog Worries About His Bone (Traveler’s Insurance Commercial)

(The best part is around 0:47, when the cat enters his nightmares.)

Vine: Jesus Take the Wheel

Riker Sits Down (A compilation that will change how you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation)

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