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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8 Things You Didn’t Know Could Cause Sleep-Eating

The human brain is truly a remarkable thing — and what it’s capable of doing while we’re asleep is perhaps the most remarkable thing of all. Sleep-eating, for example, can occur for a wide variety of reasons — and when it comes to the causes of sleep…
By Lucia Peters

"Yes Way Rosé" Is Coming To Target — And It's Only $13

Even though the groundhog told us we’d be getting six more weeks of winter this year, springtime is fast approaching — and here’s just the thing to celebrate it: A beautiful-looking, $13 rosé wine is coming to Target. Brought to us by the creators of…
By Lucia Peters

McDonald’s Is Bringing Szechuan Sauce Back Again & Here's Why Fans Will Be ESPECIALLY Happy

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: McDonald’s is bringing Szechaun Sauce back… again. But when? When is McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce coming back? How long must we wait before the return of the sauce that launched a thousand ships? And is the House …
By Lucia Peters

“Camp Crystal Lake” From ‘Friday The 13th’ Is Taking Actual Campers Now, If You Dare

Have you ever wished that you could spend the weekend running around a summer camp deep in the woods that’s mostly known for playing host to a machete-wielding monster? Well, good news: You can. Fans of the horror movie franchise Friday the 13th will…
By Lucia Peters

15 People Who Had Near-Death Experiences Describe What They “Saw”

Stories about people dying and coming back to life grab our attention in a way that few other things do — and a lot of it has to do with what people see during near-death experiences. Even when people’s bodies or brains have technically shut down, th…
By Lucia Peters

Alcohol Might Extend Your Life More Than Exercise As You Get Older, A Study Says

Fun fact: According to new findings from a long-running study, regularly drinking alcohol might extend your life more than regularly working out will. These particular findings haven’t been published yet, but co-principal researcher Dr. Claudia Kawas…
By Lucia Peters

Chipotle Might Add Quinoa To Its Menu & People Have THOUGHTS

Chipotle has been on a new menu item roll for the past few years — and now there’s something new that might get added to the mix soon: According to Business Insider, Chipotle is testing quinoa at its New York test kitchen, the Chipotle NEXT Kitchen. …
By Lucia Peters

A Woman Claims She Was Kicked Off A Flight After Complaining About Her Period Pain

And today in Adventures In Modern-Day Period Stigma, we have this: A woman claims she was removed from a flight after complaining about period pain. According to The Sun, Beth Evans and her boyfriend, Joshua Moran, claim they had boarded an Emirates …
By Lucia Peters

14 Meghan Markle-Approved Recipes From Her Old Blog That You Need To Make This Weekend

It’s common knowledge by now that Meghan Markle is quite the foodie; indeed, if the archives of her former website, The Tig, are anything to go by, Meghan Markle’s favorite recipes all center around fresh ingredients and bold flavors. The Tig’s Food …
By Lucia Peters

The Rose Gold Churros At Disneyland Are Beautiful Enough To Break Your Instagram

Just when I thought the rose gold trend was finally dying down, the most magical place on Earth pulls out all the stops yet again: Rose gold churros exist at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. now, because… well, of course they do. Although the trend bega…
By Lucia Peters

9 Royal Wedding Party Ideas To Start Planning Right Now

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding is fast approaching — and because it is a Royal Wedding, and therefore a very public wedding, people all over the world will be celebrating it, even if they’ve never actually met the two lovebirds. Are …
By Lucia Peters

Disney Just Opened A Store Full Of Adorable Home Goods & It’s A ‘90s Kid’s Dream Come True

Be still, my Disney-loving heart: A new Disney homewares store just opened in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. — and I have new #homegoals as a result. (Those goals being, of course,to fill my house with everything in tha…
By Lucia Peters

McDonald’s Is Cutting Cheeseburgers From Its Happy Meals & It's Truly The End Of An Era

And today in fast food news that has the internet in an uproar: McDonald’s is removing cheeseburgers from the Happy Meal menu, according to an announcement made by the company on Feb. 15. It’s part of the chain’s larger initiative when it comes to it…
By Lucia Peters

A Study Suggests Drinking Soda Can Affect Your Fertility — But Don’t Freak Out Just Yet

An awful lot of things can affect fecundability — that is, the probability of conceiving within a single menstrual cycle — but can soda really decrease your chances of getting pregnant? A new study suggests that it might, although it turns out that t…
By Lucia Peters

A Woman Who Recently Lost Her Husband Still Received Flowers From Him On Valentine’s Day

It sounds cheesy, but honestly, it’s good advice: Don’t put off telling the people you care about that you love them... because you might not be able to tell them tomorrow. That’s the point underlined by a recent post by Redditor u/Boho_Beagle tellin…
By Lucia Peters

A New Study Says Being In A Relationship Could Change Your Taste In Wine — Here's How

I’d be willing to bet that for many of you, a nice bottle of wine is awaiting you in your near future — and if you’re planning on sharing that bottle with a partner, there might be more to your choice than meets the eye: According to recent research,…
By Lucia Peters

It’s Officially Time To Check On Adam Ellis & Make Sure “Dear David” Hasn’t Killed Him

So, uh, about that whole “Oh noes! A ghost is maybe haunting this guy’s apartment!” thing: It definitely doesn’t look like it’s limited to the apartment anymore. Indeed, after the latest update to the Dear David story, everyone is convinced that Dear…
By Lucia Peters

This ‘Golden Girls’ Hot Sauce Line Has A Flavor Worthy Of Every One Of Your Faves

Friends, today is a wonderful day — but not because it’s Valentine’s Day (I have never really been a fan), and certainly not because all of the world’s ills have magically been solved (I am not convinced that is ever going to happen). No, the glory o…
By Lucia Peters

This Reddit Post About Getting Your Period On Valentine’s Day Is Relatable As Heck

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a uterus must be in want of a really, really bad time to get their period. That’s the focus of a recent post about getting your period on Valentine's Day on the r/TwoXChromosome su…
By Lucia Peters

Alcohol Use Damages Your Brain More Than Weed Use, According To A New Study

If you had to hazard a guess, which would you say is worse for our health: Alcohol use, or marijuana use? If you said marijuana use, I have bad news for you — you're wrong: According to new research published in the journal Addiction, regular alcoho…
By Lucia Peters