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How to Deal With Your Roommate’s Untrained Pet

So, you’ve received the news that your new roommate comes as a package deal. To your relief it’s not a clingy significant other who will inevitably become your third roommate, but rather a furry, four-legged friend — you couldn’t be more excited! Maybe you’re no vegan, but you’ve always been an animal lover, and you […]

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3 Expert Tips to Protect Your Info From a Snooping Roommate

After many mindless hours of scrolling through endless social media posts every night, you might’ve developed the habit of shutting your laptop and leaving it casually on the coffee table. Do you think twice about locking it? Maybe not – because some house rules are so common sense, you assume no one’s going to invade […]

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The Basics of Inviting Your Roommate Home for the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, millions of people will soon be heading home to spend time with their families. Unfortunately not everyone has the luxury to jet set away, and plenty of folks may be spending the holidays alone. There’s a chance your roommate is one of those people, whether it’s because they don’t […]

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Living With Your Sibling

After years of living under your parents’ roof, you finally have the opportunity to spread your wings and fly. You’re on your own. The scent of freedom is in the air, as you triumphantly pack your meager childhood possessions and prepare to move out. You venture forth into the great unknown to find a fabulous new […]

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4 Clean Eating Programs to Try With Your Roommate This Year

The holidays are over, the new year bashes have died down, and you and your roommates have promised each other: You will get in shape this year — even if that means squatting it out in your closet-sized bedroom  to avoid those ridiculous gym fees. But you’re well aware that getting in shape is part […]

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What to Do When You’re Ousted for Your Roommate’s S.O.

So you’re suddenly experiencing a Monica Geller and Rachel Green moment: Your roommate — more like bestie — asks you to move out so the bae can move in. Are you surprised? Not entirely — you were practically third wheelin’ it in your own apartment. (And you really wish you had used a third party to […]

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How to Deal When Your Roommate’s Significant Other Never Leaves

It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday, and after snoozing the alarm several times, you finally stumble out of bed and mentally prepare for the week ahead. As you reach the bathroom door to shower, however, you notice it’s locked — your roommate’s boyfriend got there first. Between “borrowing” your toiletries and hogging your apartment’s best feature […]

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5 Real Roommate Problems and How to Resolve Them

From early morning bathroom run-ins (when you’re not even in the mood to face your cat) to tiffs over paying the shared bills (do you really need HBO when GoT isn’t playing new episodes?), you have to be prepared for the everyday hiccups that bubble up when you’re sharing space (at least with apps like […]

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5 Tips For Living With an International Roommate

Can you imagine moving to a new country and navigating the rental landscape? The American rental market can be difficult to navigate even for someone born and raised in the same neighborhood, so we can only imagine how intimidating it can be for an international roommate. To really understand their experience, we went straight to […]

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Help! My Roommate Smokes and I Don’t

Even though you’ve staved off the temptation and tried hard to avoid second-hand smoke, you just found out your roommate smokes (next time you’ll make sure to use a roommate finder that prevents unpleasant surprises like these). Smoking cigarettes used to be in vogue, but their well-known health risks have made the practice less socially […]