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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JANUARY 3, 2019 | THURSDAY
A Year of Buying Nothing: 12 Bloggers Who Took the Challenge—And What They Learned

What gives life meaning? The answer is rarely “more stuff.” These 12 families took that response to heart and embarked on a yearlong spending freeze. Was it painful, or was it life-changi...

DECEMBER 21, 2018 | FRIDAY
14 Store Policies You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Whether you’re holiday shopping or planning a wedding, these stores make life easier with their generous return policies. Fortunately, they also carry a wide array of products, spanning h...

DECEMBER 8, 2018 | SATURDAY
Here’s How Designers Decorate for the Holidays

Searching for inspiration for your holiday decor? Look no further! We’ve gathered the boldest, brightest ideas for 2018 from top designers around the country. These artful tips will help ...

NOVEMBER 20, 2018 | TUESDAY
12 Household Cleaning Mistakes That Are Making You Sick

There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh, tidy house. But how clean is your home, really? Your bad cleaning habits may be preventing you from achieving a real deep, lasting clean—but d...

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
10 Once-Trendy Paint Colors That Still Look Good Today

Seeking a bold accent color or a sophisticated neutral? Look to the past for inspiration—and insurance. When you pick the best color scheme for your home, you can't go wrong with one of t...

OCTOBER 22, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things Not to Keep in Your Basement

If you don’t have room for it, stick it in the basement, right? Well, maybe not. Basements are prone to dampness, mold, and temperature swings, which can adversely affect many of the item...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
These Are the U.S. Towns Where People Live the Longest

Location, location, location: We’ve crunched new research from 24/7 Wall St, Best Life Magazine, Livability, and the Health Inequality Project on the link between where you live and how l...

AUGUST 24, 2018 | FRIDAY
13 All-But-Forgotten Company Towns Around the Country

The late 1800s witnessed a boom in American company towns, fueled by corporations eager to extract and process natural resources like lumber, coal, and precious metals. The towns were typ...

AUGUST 2, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Things Your Mail Carrier Wishes You Knew

You may be familiar with famous TV mailmen like Cliff on "Cheers" or Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." But what do you know about your own mail carrier? We’ve delved into the ...

JULY 27, 2018 | FRIDAY
18 Times a House Listing Drove the Internet Crazy

It is always fascinating to peek inside other people's lives, and there is no better way to do it than by seeing the inside of their home. That is why real estate listings can be so fun t...