If you take a look around at the some of the horrific things that occur in the world it is easy to feel that there is no good left world. Sometimes things are not always on display in clear sight and you need to look a little harder to find what you are looking for. Just like everything else in life, there is good in the world but sometimes you must dig a little to find it.
Let us help point you in the right direction with these 8 facts that prove that regardless how bad things may seem there is always some good left in the world.
1 – Looking at Cute Animals Makes You More Productive
Anyone who has access to the internet will know that there is a huge number of websites offering nothing but photos of kittens and puppies. You may well think that this is just because people enjoy looking at cute animals but a 2012 study found that when people viewed images of kittens and puppies they were able to perform significantly better at a motor dexterity task, as well as a task that involved searching for numbers.
This means the next time your boss catches you looking at pictures of grumpy cat at work you can explain to him that you are actually making yourself better at your job.
2 – Countries That Consume the Most Chocolate Also Have the Most Nobel Prize Winners
Eating large quantities of chocolate has long said to be biochemically no different to falling in love but according to recent studies chocolate can actually make you smarter. According to the findings from a 2011 study if a person consumed at least fifty Hershey’s Special Darks per day you stand a very good chance of becoming a physics genius in next to know time.
3 – People Who Eat Chocolate Have Better Sex
As we have just pointed out chocolate has long being associated with the sensation of falling love. According to a study carried out in 2010 people who eat at least one cube of dark chocolate a day will have better sex. Not only does eating dark chocolate improve sexual desire it also increases sexual stamina in men and arousal in women.
4 – Generous People Live Longer
Following a five year study which concluded in 2011 it was found that people who willingly and regularly gave to others were much harder than those who did not. According to the people behind the study it was found that people who were generous found dealing with stressful situation easier than those who were stingy. It was also proven that generous people were on average living longer than their stingy counterparts.
5 – Being Generous Gives You More Sex Appeal
Over the years there has been many surveys carried out in the hope of learning what traits women desire in a partner. Time and time again women have ranked behavior such as donating blood and volunteering very high on their list of things they look for in a man. In another survey it was found that most men are oblivious to this fact but on a subconscious level they are certainly aware that women look for this trait. This was proven as most men tend to donate more money when attractive women are watching them.
6 – The Hole in The Ozone Layer Is at Its Smallest
For a long time now everyone has been aware that there is a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer which is letting in dangerous rays from our sun. It is because of this hole that has developed in the ozone layer that we banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons. Thankfully for us the earth and its ozone layer is just like most other things in nature and has the ability to repair itself. A recent study carried out in 2011 found that the hole in the ozone layer is the smallest it has been in more than ten years which gives us the indication that it is indeed repairing itself and the ban on chlorofluorocarbons is working. Even more importantly as the ozone layer repairs itself it blocks out more of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.
7 – Laughing is as Good For You As Exercise
In 2005 a study was performed that discovered a good laugh was nearly as good for you as exercising for 20 minutes a day. Researchers discovered that when people watched a funny movie and laughed their ass off their blood vessels dilated which is very good for one’s cardiovascular health. The effects from having a good laugh at a movie created a very similar effect that might be expected when a person underwent moderate cardiovascular activity. The obvious benefit here is that a person is able to get a complete cardiovascular workout only without the aches, pains and muscle tension which we all associate with exercise.
8 – The World Could Be Getting More Peaceful
This may well be very hard to believe considering all of the terrible things we see on in the main stream media but according to a 2012 statistical analysis it was found that the number of countries at war was actually dropping and very likely to drop even further until at least 2050.
It is estimated that by 2050 as few as half the number of countries would be involved in armed conflicts. The main reason behind this drop in armed conflict is thought to be the direct result of international peacekeeping efforts and much better education around the world.