Feeling grateful for Royal de Luxe

With all the hardship, pain, and enraging absurdity in the news of late (or should that read 'always'?), sometimes what you need most is to be reminded that there are people on this planet making great big, intensely moving, awe-inspiring, wondrous things for the sheer joy of it. The Atlantic just shared a heartening series …

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Today in Ancient Arachnid Activities…

Behold the prehistoric perfection of a 20 million-year-old spider exquisitely preserved in Dominican amber while in the act of unweaving their special spider silk. Here's some additional info about Dominican amber from a helpful Redditor: "Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic. This spider was caught in resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera, which …

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