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4 Expert Tips for Co-Living With an Introvert Roommate

One of the most rewarding aspects of co-living is having the opportunity to live with a diverse group of people. And while that requires some level of compromise and patience, it will ultimately benefit your self-growth. So if you find yourself living with an introvert (and you’re quite the opposite), don’t worry — you can still […]

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Is Your Roommate Showing Warning Signs of Alcoholism?

These days a drink goes hand-in-hand with a good time (let’s face it, a glass of vino is pretty much a must for Netflix binges with your roommates) — nothing wrong with that. But when alcohol becomes the fifth wheel at every event, there might be reason to worry. About 16.6 million U.S. adults aged […]

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Life on the Other Side: College Vs. Post-Grad Roommates

So, you’ve packed your bags and kissed college goodbye. As you settle into a job (or maybe a job hunt), you think: Roommates? No sweat, I’ve lived with other people for the last four years, I got this. Wrong. While at first it’s going to feel like the same thing you’ve done all through college […]

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How to Help Your Roommate Live With Epilepsy

Co-living means sharing a lot of your life with the person or people in your home. While at times it’s as simple as splitting the bills, co-living also entails sharing the intimate parts of your life — even when you don’t mean to. Physical and mental health play a huge role in the everyday lives […]

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5 Apartment Features You Have to Check Before Signing a Lease

Apartment hunting is no easy feat. Once you’ve finally found a place that’s within your budget, close to public transportation, and home to an awesome roommate, you’ll probably just want to sign the lease and call it a day — but not so fast. Did you make sure to thoroughly examine the place for any red […]

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What if My Roommate Leaves Without Paying Rent?

Roommates are great if you need someone to help split the bills or just want the company. But sometimes they can throw you a curveball with consequences much worse than a sink full of dirty dishes. So what happens when someone doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain? If a roommate leaves without paying rent […]

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How to Help a Roommate With an Eating Disorder

When you’re living with someone else, it’s impossible not to become familiar with his or her daily habits. After all, part of co-living is learning to adjust to different lifestyles. But what do you do if your roommate’s habit is dangerous or threatening to their health? According to research, around 30 million people will struggle with an […]

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It’s Science: Why Having a Roommate Makes You Happier

When you started your search for a compatible roommate, you likely did so for a number of reasons. Having someone to split the bills with and show you the ropes of your new neighborhood probably topped your list. But did you know that the effects of having roommates goes further than a lightening the financial […]

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5 Must-Haves For Your Shared Kitchen Recommended by Nutritionists

One of the most exciting things about moving to a new city or neighborhood are the restaurants you get to add to your must-try list. (Chances are there are a handful of mouthwatering places on your block alone.) But as much those dollar slices and falafels are calling your name, your wallet and waistline will […]

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Renters’ Rights: Does My Landlord Have to Provide Hot Water?

You don’t need “Game of Thrones” to tell you this, but winter is indeed coming. And that means those hot showers are about to become that much more important to get you through the days. Whether you’re in New York City or San Francisco, a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of either city can easily cost […]