Andreana 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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August is National Water Quality Month, and we’re celebrating by bringing clean, healthy water to American homes. Few things can impact our health as much as water. Our bodies are almost ...

The Best Hammock Stands of 2022

Sitting in a hammock is one of the greatest summer pleasures and an excellent way to kick back on the weekend. But the comfiest hammock is only as good as its stand—the structure keeping ...

JULY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
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JULY 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Things to Do ASAP When You’ve Been Hacked

Take this immediate action if your computer or accounts are breached so you can mitigate the damage and prevent further security risks.

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JULY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Bathroom Faucets of 2022

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JUNE 30, 2020 | TUESDAY
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JUNE 28, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Shower Caddies for Corralling Bathroom Clutter

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JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
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Your home is your safe haven. Especially these days, as the world gets more unpredictable, you want your home to work for you, not against you. One of the easiest ways to boost home safet...

JUNE 5, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Tower Fans of 2022

Many people use a fan to assist in circulating indoor air and increasing comfort. Of all the different types of fans that exist on the market—window, pedestal, box, and wall-mount varieti...