Lizzy Francis

Lifestyle Editor at Apartment Therapy

Brooklyn, NY

I've been writing seriously since I was 16. I knew as soon as I graduated college that I only wanted to work in an industry where I'd be writing and editing for my day job. I don't see myself doing anything else. My biggest professional accomplishment is that, due to consistent and incisive coverage of the lack of federal paid leave in the United States in my role as a News Editor as a News Editor at a parenting organization, that brand was invited to testify on the need for paid leave in front of the House Ways & Means Committee. My personal accomplishments are centered around my passion for writing: I've written several plays, had poetry and short fiction published, written a novel, and have another book in progress. I love making people's lives better through service journalism, be that by helping solve problems or by explaining the problems as they exist. The world is hard enough — good journalism should make it easier to understand (and be fun, too!)
The Controversial Cooking Rule I Always Break in the Summer (It Keeps Me Cool!)
I’ve been doing it for years.
Jul 16, 2024
These Are the 10 Best Countries for Expats Right Now
Considering a move? You’re not alone.
Jul 9, 2024
These $8 Plants Are the Only Ones I've Never Killed
They make delicious spicy salsa every time.
Jun 14, 2024
I Tried the “Wheel of Chores” to Declutter, and Now I’ll Use it Every Weekend
I finally got my organizing act together.
Jun 7, 2024
Reports Reveal How Much Buyers Will Shell Out on a Home, and It’s Not Great
New reports find that in 2024, housing prices (and mortgage rates) are staying high.
May 31, 2024
“Sunshine Guilt” Is the Toxic Habit I’m Ditching This Weekend
There’s nothing wrong with a day on the couch.
May 24, 2024
Buying a Home with This Feature Might Cost You Extra (Especially This Summer)
This makes a lot of sense, actually.
May 21, 2024
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor’s Controversial Relationship Rule Isn’t for Everyone
Paulson and Taylor have a unique arrangement — but they're not alone.
May 19, 2024