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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An Uber Promotion Told Men To "Let Your Wife Take A Day Off From The Kitchen"

Uber has been trying to rehabilitate its image lately — but somehow, the company seems to keep shooting itself in its own foot. Case in point: UberEATS India’s recent “Wife Appreciation Day” ad, which… uh… did not go over well with Twitter users, eit…
By Lucia Peters

9 Chilling Missing Person Cases From History You'll Have Trouble Believing

Out of all the things that freak me out, nothing freaks me out quite the same way that missing person cases from history do. There’s something about the fact that someone could totally disappear — that they could vanish without a trace — never to be …
By Lucia Peters

This Sexy Fake News Costume Lets You Dress Up Like Your Own Psychological Turmoil

And today in news (or maybe “news?”) that should surprise absolutely no one, a sexy fake news Halloween costume exists. Because of course it does. It is peak 2017, and since Halloween is usually the time of year that everything that is Peak Whatever …
By Lucia Peters

The Reason Kids Like Some Strangers More Than Others Is Actually A Huge Bummer

Ever notice how there are some people that kids just seem to gravitate towards, while others are consistently given the widest of berths? Well, it turns out there’s an incredibly depressing reason why kids don’t like some people: There’s a correlatio…
By Lucia Peters

A Missing Teen Is Tweeting 25 Years After Her Disappearance

On Sept. 17, 1992, 14-year-old Misty Copsey disappeared from the Puyallup Fair (now known as the Washington State Fair) in Puyallup, Washington State. She was meant to catch the 8:45 p.m. bus home to Spanaway, where she lived with her mother — but sh…
By Lucia Peters

People Are Deeply Alarmed By These Baby Registry Emails An Amazon Glitch Sent Them

Did you open up your email last night and discover that you had an email from Amazon about your baby registry? Did you blink, confused, and think, “Wait a minute — how did someone purchase a gift for my baby off my baby registry? I have neither a bab…
By Lucia Peters

The Best Way To Handle Splitting The Check With Friends When You're On A Budget

It’s been said many times before, but it's worth repeating: Money is a feminist issue. In fact, that’s exactly why Bustle has teamed up with CNBC Make It on Young Money, a web series aimed at helping millennials navigate tricky money moments. Starrin…
By Lucia Peters

9 Signs Your Roommate Is Bringing You Down

Like many millennials, I’ve had a lot of roommates in my lifetime. The situations have ranged from living with one other person to living with eight roommates (boy, was that one an adventure) — but one of the things you learn when you live in a wide …
By Lucia Peters

The "Consent" Message On This Condom Will Legitimately Horrify You

And today in Things The Internet Is Collectively Facepalming About As Hard As They Can, we have this: A donut-adorned condom wrapper meant to promote consent has gone viral due to the fact that it… uh… appears to do exactly the opposite. The condom, …
By Lucia Peters

Here’s How To Deal With A Tricky Roommate Situation During The Zombie Apocalypse

Difficult roommate conversations? They suck. Zombie apocalypses? They also suck. Unfortunately, just because one is happening doesn’t mean you can put off the other — and although nothing sucks more than having a difficult roommate conversation durin…
By Lucia Peters

These 13 Names People Gave Their Babies Will Make Your Entire Body Cringe

For reasons I cannot explain, I adore looking at baby names. I am not a parent, have never been a parent, and am not likely to become one in the near future — but I can lose hours browsing lists of names and their meanings. This, of course, includes …
By Lucia Peters

This Woman Who Did A 10K & Ate At Every Taco Place On The Route Is Your New Hero

I will admit it: I am not a fan of working out. I do it because it’s good for me, and I generally feel better as a whole when I go to the gym regularly, but it’s not a thing I actively enjoy. I am especially not fond of running — which is why this wo…
By Lucia Peters

Trader Joe's New Items For September Will Help You Ease Into Fall

I don’t know about you, but the moment September rolls around, I immediately switch over from filling my kitchen with summer fruits and vegetables to filling it with the bounties of the fall harvest — even if it’s still 80 degrees out. Much like a tr…
By Lucia Peters

The One Creepy Thing You Need To Do This Halloween Season, Based On Your Sign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not December; I mean fall. The fact that it is fall means that it’s also the Halloween season —which means that it is, in turn, time to starting thinking about the wide variety of creepy things to do base…
By Lucia Peters

People Are Ripping Into This Unmanned Vending Machine Startup That Wants To Replace Bodegas

And today in things I can only describe as The Hottest Of Messes, we have this: A startup called “Bodega” launched by two former Google employees is shilling unmanned vending machines meant to sell the kinds of items many city dwellers tend to get at…
By Lucia Peters

These Creepy Stories From People Who Worked Graveyard Shifts Will Terrify You

If you've ever worked the night shift, you know that some... weird stuff can happen when you're on the clock. And if you haven't? Well, you probably still know that weird stuff can happen when you're on the clock, because stories of creepy things peo…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Buy The Infamous Lizzie Borden’s Former House

If you’ve always dreamed of owning the former home of a notorious suspected murderer, good news: Lizzie Borden’s house, Maplecroft, is for sale. Before you get too excited, no, it is not the Fall River, Mass. house in which the proverbial 40 whacks a…
By Lucia Peters

This Lisa Frank Bedding Set Will Help You Forget That It's 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to dream in technicolor, I have excellent news for you: Lisa Frank bedding is a thing, and it can be yours for the low, low price of $44. Your one limitation is bed size; these magical sheets and comforter are only available in …
By Lucia Peters

This Cafe Has A "No Children" Policy & People's Reactions Are Mixed

And today in Things That Are Tearing The Internet Apart, we have this: A coffee house in the UK called the Chart Room has a “no children under 12” policy, and people are having a wide variety of rather strong reactions to it. The Chart Room (full tit…
By Lucia Peters

This Sexist Children's Ad Just Got Shredded By Twitter & It's Too Salty For Your Eyes

Picture this: You’re on Facebook one day when you see a weird and sexist ad for a patently ridiculous item for children. The item is a urinal for children shaped like a frog. The ad copy tells you, “Don’t Let Your Boy Pee Like A Girl!” What do you do…
By Lucia Peters