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. Follow her on Twitter.

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AUGUST 12, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Things That Make You a Magnet for Mosquitoes

Are you always covered with mosquito bites while your friends seem blissfully unaffected? It's annoying to be a mosquito magnet, but it's also potentially hazardous to your health, becaus...

AUGUST 12, 2019 | MONDAY
These are the Biggest Electricity Hogs in Your Home

Households gobble up more than 30 percent of the electricity consumed in the United States. Sure, efficiency has improved over the years, but consumers continue to buy increasing numbers ...

These Are the Most Common Appliance Repairs

Household appliances help keep your life running smoothly. When they break down unexpectedly, routines—and budgets—get thrown off. That's why it's so important to budget for appliance mai...

Staying Alive! 12 Pro Tips to Sustain Your Lawn in the Dead of Summer

The season of parched grass has arrived. Fortunately, with a few tweaks to your lawn-care regimen, you can help prevent sun and heat damage. Follow these expert tips, and your carpet of g...

9 Ceiling Types You'll See in Homes

Learn all about the most popular ceiling styles to decide what’s right for you, whether you are house hunting, remodeling, or having a new home built.

JULY 30, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Should Always Do When You Stay in an Airbnb

Staying in a stranger’s home on your next trip? To ensure a snag-free visit, follow these 10 rules gathered from seasoned travelers as well as Airbnb. With all that good behavior, you may...

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 ...