Cat Magic: Demystifying Their Hold Over Humans

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My sister called the other day. I could hear my young nephew sniffling in the background. “Aunt Jen? We have a problem here…” I waited patiently on the line for the request for that special, crisis-averting, child-soothing nugget of wisdom she needed. The kind that can only come from an adult who is not the parent, as these clever kids know that moms will sometimes say anything to stop tears and settle…