Andréana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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APRIL 1, 2019 | MONDAY
Do These Things to Keep from Overspending on Regular Shopping Trips

Temptations are pesky little things. They sneak up on us when we're at our weakest, when we’re hungry, tired, or stressed. Resist the lure of overspending on your next shopping trip by fo...

MARCH 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Weed Wackers for Every Size of Yard

If your lawn features a lot of “interruptions”—trees, shrubbery, pavers, and pathways—odds are that you struggle with a bulky lawnmower to maneuver some of the landscaping highlights. A p...

MARCH 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
20 Big, Beautiful Airbnbs for Planning a Trip with the Whole Family

“Home away from home” has a whole new meaning, thanks to Airbnb. The company connects people all over the world, opening amazing homes for holiday (or business travel) rental. So, go ahea...

MARCH 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
These Questionable Home Trends Used to Represent Wealth and Luxury

They used to be the trappings of wealth, but today these ostentatious, at times unethical, luxury goods have fallen from grace. Here are 9 home trends that used to be posh, but now seem t...

MARCH 23, 2019 | SATURDAY
Buyer's Guide: Painter’s Tape

For a pro-quality paint job, you’ve got to focus on the areas you don’t want to receive paint as well as the ones you do—and that’s where painter’s tape comes in. A special kind of maskin...

MARCH 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
8 Surprising Reasons You Should Stop Using Plastic in Your Kitchen

The first plastics were invented in the 1860s and were initially touted as substitutes for natural materials like ivory and tortoiseshell. Celluloid, for instance, invented in 1869, was p...

MARCH 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
25 Things Your Local Thrift Store Doesn’t Want You to Donate

Decluttering is hot right now, and thrift stores are experiencing a boom in donations. But not all trash can be resold as treasure. Scan our handy list for items that most thrift stores w...

FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | FRIDAY
Here’s What Life Is Like in Some of NYC’s Tiniest Apartments

Before there were tiny houses, there were tiny apartments. But sometimes small spaces turn out to be little gems. After you've peeked inside these fabulous New York City studios and one-b...

FEBRUARY 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
Beautiful Basements: 13 Surprisingly Cool Underground Amenities in Real American Homes

Give your unfinished basement a new lease on life. With the help of designers, these homeowners turned their drab basements into stylish entertainment and relaxation destinations. Forget ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
13 Odd Predictions About the Future That People in Past Decades Got Wrong—And Right

Futurists are known for getting more wrong than right, but they do occasionally strike gold, predicting technological advancements and societal changes decades before they come to pass. R...