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.

Amazon's Alexa Can Help You Pair Wine With Your Seamless Order Now

I’ll admit that I don’t use my Echo Dot nearly as much as I probably could be using it — but I did just stumble upon a neat little life hack via Fast Company that might inspire me to wake the thing up a little more often: It turns out that you can us…
By Lucia Peters

Researchers Opened That Mysterious Sarcophagus In Egypt & Twitter Has THOUGHTS

So, hey remember that mysterious sarcophagus that was unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt recently? On Thursday, a team assigned by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities actually opened the sarcophagus — and as far as we know, we have not unwittingly unlea…
By Lucia Peters

This Pickle Brine Comes In A Wine Bottle & The Instagrams Are Straight Up Beautiful

Given the proliferation of all things pickle- and brine-flavored recently, it was really only a matter of time before I started wondering, “Gee, I wonder if pickle wine is a thing?” After all, I did just discover that pickle beer exists, on top of my…
By Lucia Peters

There’s A New Card Game Based On All Your Favorite Cereal Monsters From The ‘90s

If you’re A Person Of A Certain Age, odds are you have very fond memories of an incredibly specific line of cereal lurking in the back of your childhood breakfast recollection. I’m talking, of course, about General Mills’ Monster Cereals. Count Chocu…
By Lucia Peters

This Company Made A Pickle Beer & It Actually Sounds Delicious

Adding to the growing list of pickle-infused, pickle-flavored, or otherwise pickle-related foods and beverages that are not, in fact, pickles, we have this: A pickle beer actually exists. It’s called Sam-Sam the Pickle Man, and it’s made by Down the …
By Lucia Peters

Disney Has A Holiday-Themed Cruise & It Is The Stuff Of '90s Baby Dreams

It may only be July, but Disney has already gotten a jump on the winter holidays: The dates for the 2018 Disney Very Merrytime cruise — the Disney Cruise Line’s winter holiday cruise — have already been announced. The Disney Parks Blog recently highl…
By Lucia Peters

Lay’s Just Dropped A Record-Breaking 8 New Chip Flavors — Including Fried Pickles

Popcorn? I’ll pass. Doritos? Not really my thing. Potato chips, however? Those are my kryptonite — so you can probably imagine what my reaction was to finding out that Lay’s Tastes Of America potato chips will feature eight brand new, never-before-se…
By Lucia Peters

Jalapeño Cheddar Cheetos Are The Underrated Flavor You Need To Try Immediately

I’ll admit that I don’t exactly keep up with the Cheetos flavor train; they’ve never been my snack of choice, so I tend not to pay too much attention to them unless they’re doing something really extraordinary. However, a flavor has recently been bro…
By Lucia Peters

Target Has A Secret App For Super Fans That You Can Only Access By Invitation

Target is no stranger to the mobile app space; beyond the main Target app, the retail giant has separate apps for everything from its registry services to the controls for its smart home devices. But it turns out that there’s a secret Target app virt…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Take A Self-Guided Tour Of The Area That Inspired ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

My favorite part of the summer I spent at Carnegie Mellon University when I was in high school studying the great and noble art of musical theatre was the fact that I literally lived in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood: The WQED building, where Mister Rog…
By Lucia Peters

You Don’t Have To Be A Member To Get Amazon Prime Day Deals — Here’s What To Do

Amazon Prime Day — the two-day period during the summer in which Amazon Prime members have access to Black Friday-level discounts on a huge amount of products sold through Amazon — is fast approaching; in 2018, it's set to occur on July 16 and 17. If…
By Lucia Peters

Disney's New Line Of Glittery Desserts Are A '90s Kid Daydream Come To Life

I feel like I’m oozing over a new Disney dessert practically every day, but I’m not even made about it; they’re just so pretty that there’s no way could get fed up with them. Case in point: A huge number of “iridescent” desserts at the Disney parks h…
By Lucia Peters

McDonald’s Has A '90s Throwback Collection That All Chicken Nugget Lovers Need To See

Back when McDonald’s first hit the scene in 1940, it was a roadside hamburger stand meant to appeal to motorists as they zipped across the country with their shiny new cars. In 2018, though, you don’t have to go to McDonald’s anymore; McDonald’s will…
By Lucia Peters

These Chocolate Chip-Stuffed Chocolate Waffles From Eggo Are A '90s Kid's Dream

Eggo toaster waffles have been a mainstay of American kitchens since they first hit grocery store shelves in the 1950s — but back then, I don’t think anyone anticipated the creation of an Eggo waffle so rich that it's basically like eating dessert fo…
By Lucia Peters

This Women Wanted To Instagram Herself Swimming With Sharks But Got Bitten Instead

Sharing the water with various sea creatures in tropical locations is often touted as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but one woman had an experience to avoid at all costs. While on vacation in the Bahamas, a woman was bitten while swimming with sha…
By Lucia Peters

Twitter Is Extremely Concerned About A Mysterious Sarcophagus That Was Just Discovered In Egypt

Today, we have incontrovertible proof that we still haven’t unlocked all of the mysteries of the world: A mysterious black sarcophagus was just discovered in Egypt — and no one knows what to do with it. We don’t know who’s inside. We don’t know what’…
By Lucia Peters

The World’s Ugliest Dog, Zsa Zsa, Has Died

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Zsa Zsa, the World’s Ugliest Dog for 2018, has died. Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English Bulldog, was crowned World’s Ugliest Dog at the 2018 Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. just two and a half weeks ag…
By Lucia Peters

People Are Really, Really Mad That Costco Isn’t Selling This One Menu Item Anymore

Costco has fans all over the country for a wide variety of reasons, but one of its most appealing features is undeniably the food court. Where else can you still get a hot dog and drink these days for a mere $1.50? But if your favorite Costco dog is …
By Lucia Peters

Just 25 Photos From A Corgi Beach Party That You Probably Need Today

And today in Things I Didn’t Know I Needed, 150 corgis had a beach party in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 7 — and the photos of this corgi beach party are absolutely magnificent. Held at the Spanish Banks, a series of beaches (one of wh…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Now Get A Glittery Unicorn Cupcake At Disney & The Horn Is Millennial Pink

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. has certainly been stepping up its dessert game lately, releasing wave after wave of fanciful cupcakes decorated with everything from chocolate mouse ears to edible glitter — but this Unicorn Mickey Cupca…
By Lucia Peters