Andréana Lefton


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 and follow her on Twitter.

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10 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes Before Spending Time in the Sun

The right preparation is key before you head out into the sunshine. Just rubbing in some sunscreen isn’t enough to protect you from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays that can cause irreversi...

JULY 9, 2019 | TUESDAY
These Are the 15 Antiquing Capitals of America

Summertime road trips aren’t complete without a visit to the local Antique Row. Whether it’s Civil War relics or Amish handcrafts you're after, here's a list of the cities and regions wit...

JULY 1, 2019 | MONDAY
15 Pit Stops Every Barbecue Enthusiast Should Make

We think of barbecue as an all-American cuisine, but it actually encompasses several different regional traditions, with four major styles originating in Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, and the...

JUNE 17, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Things No One Tells You About Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are on trend for many reasons—they are eco-friendly and anti-consumerist, and they offer an affordable path to homeownership. But if you are considering a tiny house, be sure ...

JUNE 11, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Things You Need to Know Before Shopping at Any Warehouse Club

Wholesale superstores like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s can save you up to 55 percent on some items. If you aren’t careful, though, you can find yourself considerably out of pocket. Read ...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Cleanest (and Dirtiest) Cities in America

If you're looking for a new city to call home—or even just choosing a holiday destination—you’ll want to read this list first! Our collection of the cleanest and dirtiest cities in the Un...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 Things the Landscaper Won’t Tell You for Free

You may trust their expertise, but even the best landscapers won’t tell you everything up front. Here are 10 pieces of insider info your landscaper may reveal only after being paid. Feel ...

MAY 16, 2019 | THURSDAY
20 Things You Should Never Leave Out in the Yard

With warm weather comes BBQs and yard work, pool parties and garage sales. Keep this list of items in mind before you head inside at night. You will reduce safety risks and ensure a happy...

MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
12 Things to Do As Soon As You Check Into a Hotel

The key to safe travel is staying aware at all times. This can be difficult when you factor in jet lag, unfamiliar languages, confusing surroundings, and all those little details you need...

16 Pro Tips for Painting Interior Doors

Give your doors a fresh coat and you’ll be surprised by the striking impact it has on a room.