Cute cat videos good for emotional wellbeing

Watching funny cat videos on the internet could be a low-cost intervention for improving emotional well-being, according to a US researcher whose work shows this popular pastime improves mood.

It leads to a significant increase in positive emotions such as hope, happiness and contentment, as well as reduced negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness and guilt, says Indiana University’s Media School assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick,