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.

Pop-Tarts Crisps Are Coming & '90s Kids Will LOVE The Flavors

No matter how old I get, I can never deny the appeal of a Pop-Tart. Portable, toaster-friendly hand pies for breakfast? Yes please! Over the years, though, Pop-Tarts have branched out from breakfast to snacks suitable for other times of day — and…
By Lucia Peters

Ancient Romans Gave A Child A "Vampire Burial" In A Newly-Discovered Grave

And today in weird, fascinating, and somewhat sad history, the grave of a child who had been given a “vampire burial” in the 5th century has been uncovered in Lugano, Italy. The child was found with a stone in their mouth, a practice which was…
By Lucia Peters

Auntie Anne's Just Launched Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets In A Cup

The beauty of the soft pretzel is that you can do just about anything to it and it will always taste good: Douse it in cinnamon sugar; dunk it in hot sauce; you name it. Heck, you can even make them taste like other things and still have a winning…
By Lucia Peters

Urban Outfitters Has A Sparkly Gold Toilet Seat You Need In Your Bathroom, Stat

Have you wandered into your bathroom and thought, “Gee, you know what this place is missing? A gold toilet seat!”? No? I mean, I don’t blame you; that’s not typically where my brain goes when I’m taking care of business, either. But if that is…
By Lucia Peters

Meghan Markle's Pregnancy May Mean She Has To Avoid 7 Of Her Fave Foods

There’s nothing like waking up in the wee hours of the morning to the news that a member of the Royal Family is expecting, is there? That’s what happened bright and early on Monday, when Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle and Prince…
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks Just Launched Witch & Princess Frappuccinos In Flavors That Will Make You Drool

With just two short weeks left to go before Halloween, it seems like the whole world is in full spooky swing — and if you happen to be in Japan, there’s a new way to join the club: Starting on Oct. 18, you’ll be able to get Witch and Princess…
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks Holiday Cookie Straws Are BACK — Here's Where To Find Them

I know, I know — it’s not even Halloween yet; why are we already talking about the winter holiday season? The answer is because of holiday creep, but you know what? That’s fine. We can multitask. And believe you me, this little tidbit is definitely…
By Lucia Peters

Photos Of Cheez-Its Snap'd Just Hit The Internet & '90s Kids Will Either Love Or Hate It

Love chips, but prefer your crunchy snacks to be baked instead of fried? Good news — it looks like Cheez-Its have you covered. The new Cheez-It Snap’d crackers are baked, like all Cheez-Its are; however, they are also “thin, cheesy, and crispy,”…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Buy A Disney Advent Calendar Full Of Teensy Collectible Figurines

I haven’t actually participated in any kind of advent calendar activity for, uh, at least a few decades — but I might have to hop back on the advent train this year, because the Disney Animators Collection Littles advent calendar is calling my name.…
By Lucia Peters

Disney's Latest Eatery Has Over 80 Beers On Tap — And A Menu That Will Make You Drool

If you like your nights out to have a little Disney magic, good news: A new location of the City Works Eatery & Pour House is coming to Disney Springs at Orlando, Fla.’s Walt Disney World Resort in 2019. A massive sports bar with 80 beers on tap and…
By Lucia Peters

Researchers Discovered A "Sleep Switch" In The Brain

Do you regularly suffer from bouts of insomnia or other issues sleeping? Good news: There’s a whole body of research attempting to explain exactly why that is. What's more, according to a new study, not only does the brain's so-called “sleep switch”…
By Lucia Peters

Skittles Is Releasing A "Rotten Zombie" Flavor That Will Make Your Toes Curl

When it comes to movie theater candy, Skittles are one of my go-tos — but I might think twice before bringing the latest variety into a darkened cinema with me. You see, Zombie Skittles, which are coming in 2019, aren’t your standard, everyday…
By Lucia Peters

Target Just Launched An Adorable Line Of Home Essentials — Most Of Which Are Under $2

As if you needed another reason to love the House of the Big, Red Bullseye, today, we’ve got this: Target just launched Smartly, a new brand full of affordable home essentials. And I’m not just saying that they’re affordable; I really mean it: Items…
By Lucia Peters

People On This Terrifying Halloween Tour Have Literally Been Buried Alive

Every year around Halloween, high-octane haunted attractions pop up all over the United States. To many, they’re terrifying — but what if you’re not easily scared? What if your standard haunt just kind of makes you roll your eyes and yawn? Well,…
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks Launched 3 Pink Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks has a ton of delightfully pink drinks on their menu already, ranging from the Serious Strawberry Frappuccino to that viral favorite, the Pink Drink. During October, though, a whole bunch of new pink Starbucks drinks for Breast Cancer…
By Lucia Peters

12 Things People Traditionally Eat At Weddings Around The World

Obviously, there are as many ways to get married as there are people in the world — but one element is seemingly constant: Food. Whether we’re talking about cake-and-punch receptions, intimate lunches, huge dinners, or even symbolic foods…
By Lucia Peters

An 8-Year-Old Girl Pulled An Ancient Sword From A Lake & Twitter Is Already Bowing Down

The world may be terrible, but there is one tiny spot of light in it right now: Saga Vanecek, an 8-year-old girl who found a sword in a Swedish lake over the summer. Saga is clearly meant to be our sovereign ruler, because, I mean… she pulled a…
By Lucia Peters

Cup Noodles Just Launched Its Own Merch Line For Super Fans

Do you remember where you were the first time you were introduced to the wonders of instant ramen? I don’t; for as long as I can recall, I have had a deep and abiding love of Cup Noodles. And now, I can wear my noodle-loving heart quite literally on…
By Lucia Peters

These Pints Of Blood & Insect Ice Cream Get Grosser The Longer You Look At Them

Everything gets a spooky makeover in October: Your home. Your pets. Even your dessert choices. And hey, wouldn’t you know it? Artisan ice cream makers and purveyors Salt & Straw’s October ice cream flavors for 2018 are exactly what your newly…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Now Buy A Baileys Advent Calendar With Teensy Bottles Of Different Flavors

We’re still… uh… hang on, let me consult my calendar… well, nearly two months away from the beginning of advent — but hey, guess what? We’ve already started spotting advent calendars for 2018 in the wild. None, of however, have been as exciting to…
By Lucia Peters