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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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The 6 Critical Steps of a Flood Safety Plan

El Niño is in full swing, and the Golden State is gearing up for a wet spring. Thanks to a blistering year of drought, the state has been battling fires, which have left the soil loose, damaged, and prone to moving in the sudden drenching rain. As a result, Californians are keeping a vigilant eye […]

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What You Have to Talk About Before Co-Living With Kids

It’s 2016, and the boundaries of co-living continue to expand and evolve. From living with your sibling again to moving in with a senior, today’s renters are all about making it work. So what happens when you find the perfect roommate who also happens to have a child? It’s not exactly like living with an […]

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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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5 Things I Totally Miss About Having Roommates

There are dishes piled in the sink, and your bathroom could be a little (or a lot) cleaner. We get it — living with other people isn’t always a dream. Sometimes it’s frustrating and bothersome, but the grass is always greener on the other side, right? Well, not always. Sure, there are perks to being […]

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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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What Apartment Rental Fees Can My Landlord Legally Charge Me?

You’re accustomed to scratching your head when you hear the industry jargon that accompanies home ownership (don’t worry — you’re not alone), but you figured renting is a lot simpler to understand. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and every now and then you might come across a term you’ve never heard before and which […]

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The Eco-Life: Conserving Water and Cutting Energy Costs

Who doesn’t love a long, relaxing shower after a stressful day of school, work and household chores? Well, if you’re a California resident, you’re going to have to find another way to unwind. The Golden State has been in a record-breaking drought for the last four years, putting pressure on all Californians to scale back […]

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5 Ways to Get Better Sleep in a Noisy City Apartment

Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than one-quarter of the U.S. population isn’t getting enough shut-eye. Couple that statistic with the fact that the windows in your new city digs are right above the noisy street corner, and you and your roommate are probably in for some long, […]

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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 […]