Well, Duh: Cats Improve Your Life, Study Says
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Namely, cats rule.
They're good for our bodies and souls, and hot damn are they cute.
Rebecca Johnson, director of the University of Missouri's Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, does research on the topic of introducing animals into nursing homes. She finds that the vibrational sound of a purr can lower blood pressure and simmer a stressed-out brain down a few notches.
Cats are also
"A dog will let you bang it on the head and still love you," Johnson says in the USA Today piece. "A cat won't do that. Children have to learn to be gentle to cats or the cat will go away."
Fully one-third of American households have LOLcats running through their homes, and there are 16 million more pet cats in the country than dogs. So while Johnson's research is interesting, it's not anything civilized humans haven't known for millennia.