Lucia Peters is a Washington DC-based writer whose work has also appeared on The Toast, Crushable, TheGloss, and others. Like many people who have written their own bios, she dislikes talking about herself in the third person.

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Disney Has A Secret Food Challenge That Every True '90s Kid Must Try

Be still, my Disney-obsessed and food-loving heart: There is allegedly a secret food challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and it seems to involve the biggest plate of nachos I have ever da...
By Lucia Peters

There Are Only 4 Personality Types On Facebook, According To A New Study

Phrases like “what your Facebook status says about you” have become commonplace on websites and in magazines alike — but it turns out that there actually are four different Facebook personality types,...
By Lucia Peters

8 Small Ways We Shame Girls & Young Women Every Day

We may be many centuries beyond the age of the Puritans, and yet Puritanical views on everything from how much we should work to what we should do with our free time persist. Nowhere is this more appa...
By Lucia Peters

Japan May Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriage, But The Country's Famous Beer Brand Does

Heartening news today: Japanese beverage company Kirin has updated its guidelines to be more LGBTQ-inclusive. As of July 1, the company will now offer the same benefits to same-sex couples as it does ...
By Lucia Peters

19 Millennial Women On How The Election Changed Their Stress Levels

A lot has changed in the six months since Donald Trump was sworn into office, both on a political level and a personal one. Bustle’s State of Our Unions series looks at how millennial women's relation...
By Lucia Peters

This Is Why You Feel Tired After Sitting Down At Work All Day

Have you ever gotten home from work at the end of the day and wondered, “Ugh, why does my body ache so much? All I was doing was sitting at my desk!”? That’s what Katie Heaney at Science of Us found h...
By Lucia Peters

Learning To Be A Superhero When The World Feels Unsafe To You

I was warned that the first punch would come in from my left — but that putting my right arm up as the punch passed me by would deflect it. So that’s what I do, and that’s what happens: I see the punc...
By Lucia Peters

People Are Making "Beer For Women," But Honestly, They Can Keep It

You’ve probably heard by now about Aurosa For Her, a Czech beer that calls itself the “first beer for her” — one that’s meant exclusively “for women,” and accordingly comes in pretty, marbled bottles ...
By Lucia Peters

Why You Should Disconnect Your Phone Number From Facebook

Do you currently have your phone number linked to your Facebook account? It’s for extra security, right? Or maybe to give you a recovery option if you forget your password? Well, you might actually wa...
By Lucia Peters

9 Creepy Things You Probably Didn't Know About The White House

I won’t lie: I find the White House to be a pretty terrifying place right now (for reasons that should be obvious). But even at the best of times, it’s still kind of terrifying — because it turns out ...
By Lucia Peters

Food Twitter Is Having A Field Day With McDonald's Kale Burgers

As you may have heard, McDonald’s announced recently that its newest burger will include two “it” ingredients: Kale and Sriracha. Sriracha, of course, is one thing (that is, delicious), but if Twitter...
By Lucia Peters

This Underwater Winery Is Everything Your Inner Mermaid Has Ever Wanted

Like many people, I enjoy a good winery. Also like many people, I am currently freaking out a very particular winery — not necessarily because of what the wine tastes like, but because it is an underw...
By Lucia Peters

7 Myths About Pregnancy That Millennial Women Shouldn't Believe

The human body is a pretty incredible thing — and regardless as to whether or not you want children yourself, the fact that the human body is capable of creating other humans is probably the most incr...
By Lucia Peters

7 Weird Things That Happen To You When You’re "Slangry"

The concept of being “hangry” — that is, feeling grumpy as an effect of not having eaten for a while — is pretty well-worn by this point. But hey, guess what? Being “slangry” is a thing, too — and wha...
By Lucia Peters

Can You Pass This Ultimate Slang Quiz?

By Lucia Peters

This Website Gives You The Resources To Deal With Sexual Harassment

Experiencing sexual harassment at work has become so commonplace that it’s become easy to lose sight of the fact that it’s, y’know, actually illegal. But a new workplace sexual harassment resource, Be...
By Lucia Peters

Millennials Are (Understandably) Not Fans Of This Viral Job Ad

Here’s something fun with which to kick off your Tuesday morning (and by “fun,” I mean “hideous and horrifying and yet I can’t look away”): This viral job listing for a theatre company in London might...
By Lucia Peters

8 Suspected Psychopaths From History

Our society tends to be incredibly rigid in its ideas of what people “should” and “shouldn’t” do — which, honestly, might be why I’m so fascinated by people who consciously buck the trends. This group...
By Lucia Peters

These Disney Character Re-imaginings Are, Uh, Dark

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new “Disney characters reimagined as…” art project — but we’re far from done with them. In UK-based artist Tom Ward’s illustration series Alt Disney, we see what o...
By Lucia Peters

Why We See "Ghosts," According To Science

Although I am endlessly fascinated by the supernatural, I haven’t yet decided whether or not I believe in ghosts. As much as my ghost story-loving soul wants to believe in them, though, I’m leaning to...
By Lucia Peters

Here's What's In A Fruitcake Frappuccino

I’ll be perfectly honest: My first thought upon hearing that Starbucks had created a fruitcake-flavored Frappuccino was a somewhat incredulous, “But… what’s in a Fruitcake Frappuccino?” I mean, when y...
By Lucia Peters

This Starbucks Holiday Frappuccino Is Unexpected

Starbucks is well known for their seasonal drink offerings during the winter holidays; this year, though they’ve been branching out beyond the warm and cozy classics we know and love and into some opt...
By Lucia Peters

How To Save Instagram Posts

If you’ve ever spotted an Instagram post you absolutely loved, and then bemoaned the fact that you could never, ever find it again, good news: Those days are over. Instagram announced on Wednesday tha...
By Lucia Peters

I'd Go Through My Weird IUD Story All Over Again

Gather ‘round, children: I’m going to tell you the story of my IUD insertion. It’s… uh… slightly unusual; it’s probably also not for the squeamish, so consider yourselves warned. But there is a point ...
By Lucia Peters

This New Instagram Stories Update Is Super Cool

Get ready, Instagram fiends, because a new Instagram Stories update will take your slideshows to a whole new level. Released on Nov. 10, the Stories update adds two new features, plus a test of a thir...
By Lucia Peters

George Takei's Election Night Message Is Important

There’s no getting around it: Election night was rough. More than rough — it was what I would argue will be remembered as one of the darkest moments in American democracy. But George Takei’s election ...
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks Red Cups Are Coming Back Super Soon!

This is not a drill: Starbucks red cups are coming back for 2016 soon. Really soon. Nov. 10 soon. That’s less than a week from now. Prepare thyselves, for the holidays are upon us! I’m consta...
By Lucia Peters

What's In Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew?

Is there a better way to kick off a lovely and still somewhat warm November weekend than with a festive drink clutched in your delighted little hands? I’m going to go with a "no" on that one — and now...
By Lucia Peters

There's A New Holiday Drink On The Starbucks Menu

I’ll admit that when I think of cozy holiday beverages, the word “cold” isn't usually part of the picture. However, the new Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Narino 70 Cold Brew might just change that — es...
By Lucia Peters

Sbux Holiday Drinks Are Affordable Cups Of Joy

They’re here! They’re here! They’re finally here! Starbucks’ holiday drinks are back for 2016! With their arrival, however, also comes a whole lot of questions, among which is this very, very importan...
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks' Holiday Drinks Are Back For 2016!

Now that Halloween is over, the winter holiday season is already kicking up — and you know what that means, right? Yep: Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks’ holiday drinks are back for 2016, bringing us a dose...
By Lucia Peters

Creepy Video Game Stories To Give You Chills

I’ll be honest: There’s a lot of bad creepypasta out there, but there seems to be a particularly massive amount of pastas about video games specifically. But when video game creepypasta stories are do...
By Lucia Peters

PSA: Twitter Might Be Down Right Now

It’s Friday morning, so let’s all kick the weekend off by panicking, shall we? If you're currently asking yourself if Twitter is down right now... well, it might be, depending on who and where you are...
By Lucia Peters

Special Report: Woman’s Husband Disagrees With Her

On Wednesday night at 10:16 p.m., a woman’s husband disagreed with her, which did not lead to an international incident. According to anonymous sources of an orange-hued variety, the woman expressed a...
By Lucia Peters

How To Turn Off Siri "Access On Lock Screen"

So, hey, fun fact: You can access Siri from the lock screen on the iPhone if a particular setting is switched to the “on” position. But learning how to turn off Siri’s “Access On Lock Screen” setting ...
By Lucia Peters

Ivanka & Chelsea Had A Friendly Debate Moment

Well, the second presidential debate on Sunday night certainly was a doozy — but although Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were both on the attack, their daughters were as warm towards each other as e...
By Lucia Peters

Trump In The Debate Is Every Twitter Troll

Honestly, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from Donald Trump in the second debate on Sunday night. After the release of the “grab ‘em by the pussy” tape on Friday, this weekend was far and away th...
By Lucia Peters

These Modern Wedding Elements Totally Mystify Me

Now that my partner and I are just a few weeks away from the day we get hitched, I can safely say that planning the wedding actually ended up being a lot of fun. I found this somewhat surprising, and ...
By Lucia Peters

How To Get Bustle Stickers In iOS 10

If you’ve visited Bustle on the web today, you may have noticed that we’ve gotten a shiny new design scheme — and so, for that matter, has the Bustle app on iOS. Hoorah! What’s more, the app’s new fea...
By Lucia Peters

Trump's Debate Performance Sure Was "Interesting"

In the wake of Monday’s presidential debate — the first of three — much has been made about each candidate’s overall performance, with the general consensus being that Hillary Clinton crushed it and t...
By Lucia Peters