• You can bond with your cat by narrowing your eyes and blinking slowly. It's the feline version of smiling, research suggests

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

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    While most dogs throw themselves at your feet for affection, it can be challenging to get a new cat to trust you enough to say hi.
    That could be because cats speak a different love language.
    Humans can use slow blinking as a means of bonding with their feline friends, according to a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
    Researchers already knew that when cats narrow their eyes and blink slowly at one another, it's the cat version of exchanging a genuine smile.
    But the recent study shows that, when people replicate that grin by narrowing their eyes...
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