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A study published in the journal, Computers in Human Behavior says watching videos of cats on the Internet has a positive effect on people. The researchers studied 7,000 people via social media about viewing the videos and how it affects their mood. 36% of participants described themselves as a “cat person” and 60 % said they like both cats and dogs. The participants reportedly had fewer negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and annoyance after watching cat videos, even if they viewed the cat videos at work or while studying. The pleasure they received from the videos outweighed any guilt they felt about putting off their work. There were more than 2 million cat videos posted on YouTube in 2014, and with nearly 26 billion views, cat videos have more views per video than any other category. Jessica Gall Myrick, an assistant professor at Indian’s Media School said the results suggest that future work could explore how online cat videos might be a form of low-cost pet therapy. She said the emotional payoff for some people actually helped them take on difficult tasks later. She added,”If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us an individuals and on society, then researchers can’t ignore Internet cats anymore.”— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Cat videos may be good for your health, By Amy Kraft, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cat-videos-good-for-your-health, Accessed June 17, 2015.

Philippians 4:8-9 (HCSB) (8) Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. (9) Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

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