Can watching cat videos make you more productive? I don’t know about you, but when I want to put off doing something less than fun—like laundry, house cleaning or figuring my quarterly taxes—I turn to the Internet for distraction. Of course, few things online capture my attention like cat videos. If I pull up YouTube and watch one feline battle a stoat, a shoelace or a vacuum cleaner, you can bet I’ll spend 15 minutes to an hour watching a dozen more videos the website suggests. The laundry can wait.