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 Human-Arachnid Relations…

Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a person take it upon themselves to very carefully remove tangles of lint from the teeny toes of an amazingly patient wolf spider. What's more, this isn't even the first time Austin, TX resident Joe Pieczynski has helped out a wolf spider in this fashion. As you'll see, …

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A Tale of Chilean Wildfires and Three Very Good Doggos

Because sometimes what you need most is to learn about a trio of goodest girls using their canine smarts and boundless energy to help replant burned forestland in Chile. Meet 6-year-old Das and her two daughters, Olivia and Summer, three beautiful Border Collies working to help re-seed lands in the Maule Region of central Chile …

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Impossible Cuteness vs. Monday Blues: Fox Kit and Badger Cub Edition

A new week has begun and, whether you're excited about it, utterly indifferent, or up to your eyebrows in dread, this trio of interspecies orphan friends is here to transport you to an uplifting realm of cuteness, even if only for a few moments. So let's try to forget our worries and focus on Phoebe …

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TGIF: Thank Goodness for Interspecies Friendship

Meet Maru the hamster and Mogu the cat, two furry and bewhiskered friends who live together with their human, Japanese Twitter user @Hachi_Arnm. They love a good evening cuddle: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985806749578883073 Followed by some mutual snoot sniffing, after which Maru sets about seeking the softest, warmest place to settle in: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985808476059258881 https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/957217112543473664 Maru also enjoys using Mogu …

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The Mysterious Fish vs. Monday Blues

Because sometimes what you need most, especially on a Monday, is a video of Nazo no Sakana, aka The Mysterious Fish, mascot of Japanese professional baseball team the Chiba Lotte Marines, retrieving their "luggage" at the Honolulu Airport. The week can't help but look brighter knowing this colorful character walks among us. No one, and I …

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They’re a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancin’ machine…

Watch them get down, watch them get down As they do, do, do their thing, right on the scene Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a robot doggo dancing to U2's "With or Without You" performed on cellos by Massimiliano Martinelli and Fulvia Mancini. Actually, this nimble robot isn't specifically canine. This autonomous …

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