Lara Walsh

Bio

Lara Walsh is a social news writer for Elite Daily, where she covers stories relating to food, travel, tech, and social media, as well as anything that's going viral that moment. She also writes about entertainment news and politics for the site. Since graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Lara's bylines have appeared on INSIDER.com, InStyle.com, Fooditor.com, Womensforum.com, and The Salonniere. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, Lara is busy writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. Follow along on her travels at thehungrybabetravels.com or @hungrybabetravels.

This New Spring Merch Collection Is All About The Starbucks Siren & Pretty Green Hues

By Lara Walsh
Starbucks is celebrating 50 years as a coffee powerhouse with a lineup of seriously aesthetic limited-edition merchandise paying homage to the one and only Siren. On Tuesday, March 2, the company launched its 50th anniversary collection — Starbucks…

Here's Why You're Having Trouble Blurring Your Zoom Background

By Lara Walsh
A month after Zoom launched its much-request blurred background feature on Feb. 1, some users are still reporting difficulties with taking their IRL backdrop out of focus. If you've had problems getting it to work, you might be wondering: Why can't…

These Scenic Zoom Backgrounds Include A California Superbloom & Japanese Cherry Blossoms

By Lara Walsh
It's officially that time of year to shed your parkas, break out your sunglasses, and switch your Zoom background to one that better represents the flowers and sunshine of spring. After a long, cold winter, you're probably more than ready to shake…

Score A Free Starbucks Drink This Month With This Sweet Spring Deal

By Lara Walsh
Winter is almost over, so Starbucks is treating fans to a sweet pick-me-up to celebrate. Ahead of the changing of seasons on March 20, the company is offering a BOGO-style coupon deal through its app on March 4, giving you the chance to try some new…

You Can Finally Blur Your Background On Zoom With This Highly-Anticipated Update

By Lara Walsh
While Zoom has been great for uploading virtual backgrounds, you haven't been able to blur you background without leaving the platform until recently. On Feb. 1, the videoconferencing company finally rolled out the new feature as part of its 5.5.0…

These Memes About It Being March *Again* Are A Whole Pandemic Mood

By Lara Walsh
It's officially March again, and as hard as it is to believe, many people are close to ringing in one full year of quarantining and social distancing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After surviving 2020's many challenges and changes, it's…

These Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches & Sundae Cups Upgrade All Your Fave Flavors

By Lara Walsh
Screaming for ice cream is about to get even sweeter, thanks to not one but three new product lines from Turkey Hill. With the change in seasons just around the corner, the ice cream company is ready to welcome spring with open arms — and Turkey…

Here's How To Get A Personalized Celeb Shoutout Through The Cameo App

By Lara Walsh
The next you're stumped for what to get someone as a birthday gift, look to the recipient's fave celebs. Cameo makes it so easy to book a direct shoutout from your favorite stars. The popular app was founded in 2017, and for a price, you can…

Sour Patch Kids Watermelons Got A Jelly Bean Makeover Just In Time For Easter

By Lara Walsh
Sour Patch Kids is giving jelly beans a seasonal makeover. With spring just around the corner, parent company Mondelez International's new Watermelon Jelly Beans are a welcome sweet and sour twist on the traditional Easter candy — and it's available…

Here's How Much It Costs To Add Dunkin' Cold Foam To Non-Cold Brew Sips

By Lara Walsh
Dunkin' fans now have another option to sweeten their caffeine runs, thanks to the release of the chain's new Cold Foam on Wednesday, Feb. 24. In addition to dropping a line of Cold Foam-topped Cold Brews, including a caramel-forward sip approved by…

Dunkin' Is Welcoming Spring Early With New Cold Foam Cold Brews & Avocado Toast

By Lara Walsh
With spring just around the corner, running on Dunkin' is getting a Charli D'Amelio-approved update. Dunkin's spring 2021 menu with cold foam (!!!) and avocado toast launched on Wednesday Feb. 24, and it's available at DD locations nationwide.…

McDonald's Is Giving Away FREE Crispy Chicken Sandwiches With This DoorDash Promo

By Lara Walsh
McDonald's is celebrating its re-entry into the chicken sandwich wars with a tasty freebie. In honor of the drop of its all-new Crispy Chicken Sandwich on Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Golden Arches is giving fans a chance to try it for free with a…

Here's How To Get An Invite To The Clubhouse App With Celeb Users Like Drake

By Lara Walsh
The Clubhouse app is generating serious hype in the world of social media due to its unique formula and celebrity user base. Designed to emulate having random conversations with strangers, albeit in a virtual setting, it's unsurprising the social…

Score $5 Original Glazed Dozens At Krispy Kreme When You Swing By During Hot Light Hours

By Lara Walsh
Ready your tastebuds, because Krispy Kreme is gifting fans some major savings on the menu item that started it all: Original Glazed doughnuts. Starting on Monday, Feb. 22, you can score a dozen of the piping hot treats fresh off the line for just $5…

This Netflix Feature Automatically Downloads New Shows & Movies Based On What You Like

By Lara Walsh
Netflix is making it easier to discover new shows and movies, even when you're off the grid. Following the launch of an update that automatically picks and downloads customized content onto your phone, you might be wondering: Why don't I have…

Cheetos-Covered Chicken Wings Now Exist, & You Can Have Them Delivered

By Lara Walsh
Applebee's is launching a new delivery concept out of its kitchens with a tasty menu inspired by one of the country's most popular snacks. The new online-only restaurant Comic Wings is selling Cheetos-covered chicken wings covered in the iconic neon…

Here's The Reason Behind The Latest Push Calling For People To Delete Facebook

By Lara Walsh
Facebook is in the hot seat for its decision to restrict users in Australia from sharing or viewing news on its platform — a move which comes amidst its refusal to pay journalism sources for news content shared on its platform. If you've seen the…

YouTube Is Dropping A New TikTok-Inspired Feature On Its App So Soon

By Lara Walsh
YouTube is getting ready to bring a beta version of its TikTok rival — YouTube Shorts — to the United States. Following YouTube's announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 17, you might be wondering: What is YouTube Shorts? Here's what to know about the…

Check Out This Way-Too-Satisfying Video Of Trump Plaza Getting Demolished

By Lara Walsh
It's the end of an era for one of Atlantic City's former boardwalk staples. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the New Jersey resort town officially said goodbye to the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which was originally opened in 1984 by former President Donald…

Apple Is Launching New Heart & Smiley Emojis & New Couples Skin Tone Options This Spring

By Lara Walsh
After launching over 100 new emojis in November 2020, Apple is unveiling a lineup of new options that will be available with the release of iOS 14.5 in spring 2021. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the tech giant announced the 217 new emojis that will be…