Andreana 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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NOVEMBER 16, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Reading Lights of 2022

Your mom was right: Insufficient reading light can cause problems, from fatigue to headaches, and, over time, even eye damage. Fortunately, the solution has never been easier or more stre...

NOVEMBER 15, 2020 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Pure Air, Healthy Home Giveaway with Elechomes today!

These days, clean air is not something we can take for granted. While we expect our home’s air to be safe to breathe, that’s not always the case. From smoke and chemical odors to pet dand...

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Cooling Sheets of 2022

Sheets affect your sleep more than you know—from rubbing against your skin to trapping and releasing heat. Low-quality woven as well as man-made fabrics can trap heat during the night, le...

OCTOBER 31, 2020 | SATURDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s 2020 Energy Saving Water Heater Giveaway with A. O. Smith today!

As we get ready for the holiday season, now is the perfect time to give your water heater – the heart of every home – some extra attention. Save energy, money, and prevent potential futur...

OCTOBER 30, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Desk Accessories for a Productive Home Office

Day after day, people find themselves slumped over a laptop, checking emails and conducting meetings. With more remote work options than ever before, traditional ideas about work environm...

OCTOBER 29, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Bento Boxes for Containing Your Meals

In Japanese, “bento” means useful or convenient, a perfect description for these portable little lunch boxes. Designed to feed travelers and workers back in the 12th century, bento boxes ...

OCTOBER 29, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Touchscreen Gloves for Men and Women

Even if you love the cold weather months, they are full of extra paraphernalia and added stressors. When temperatures plunge, you can’t hardly leave the house without layers of thermal ge...

OCTOBER 27, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Blackout Shades for the Home

Window shades can lend privacy, protect furnishings from UV light, and even help you get better sleep by softening sounds and keeping brightness at bay. Due to inner layers of fabric insu...

OCTOBER 20, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Shower Squeegees of 2022

Fun to say and simple to use, squeegees are your shower’s best friend. By ridding your bathing area of excess moisture, the best shower squeegees can prevent mold, mildew, water spots, ru...

OCTOBER 19, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Floor Lamps of 2022

When you have a limited number of windows and overhead lights, floor lamps can reduce eyestrain and control a room’s brightness—not to mention enhance the mood and add style to a space. I...