SCENE + HEARD: Daily Post Want to Increase Productivity? Go to the Dogs By Staff Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:55 PM Dragging yourself through the doldrums of a tedious workday may get the job done, but how effectively? Now you can break the tedium and actually increase your happiness, productivity, and focus, according to new neuroscience research. These recent studies show that there's a simple, playful way to boost your ebbing energy, and the answer is not what you'd expect. If you're looking for a way to perk up your workday and get more done, you may be able to do just that by gazing into the big brown eyes of a puppy. According to a study done by the Virginia Commonwealth University, a little bout of puppy love reduces the stress-response hormone cortisol, which is essential for us to be able to learn and perform effectively. Read more at Inc.