We all have the one friend who, by virtue of financial situation, lifestyle choice, or a mortal fear of moving companies and packing tape, lives with roommates—and freaking loves it! They love it so much they can’t stop talking to you about every item their roommate Marie has left in the sink! They love it so much…
At the risk of doomsaying like some David Brooksian “kids these days” reactionary luddite, it must be said: College now seems crueler than ever before.
The Real World has a long tradition of roommates being kicked off the show for fighting or abusive behavior. Well, times have changed. After another ugly altercation in a recent episode of Real World: Skeletons, no one was booted from the house and the show's official stance on violence seems murkier than ever.
Imagine coming home after a spirited night on the town. You had a drink or seven, but you managed not to lose your ID or debit card, so things are looking good. On your way back, all you can think about is your carton of leftover spaghetti and meatballs sitting in the fridge waiting to be your hearty 2:30 am snack.…
It started out innocently enough (it always does) — one man pretends to be gay for a single dinner party to help a friend out. As lies do, this one sucked in the friend's family, free time, and living situation. And, before he knew it, the Helpful Man found that the lie had spiraled completely and entirely out of…
Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid…
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Once upon a time, a long long time ago (ok, a year and a half), I lived amongst the techies and burners of San Francisco. I'll always love that beautiful city for its breathtaking views and burritos, but Christ did all that chillness stress me the fuck out. I never felt more like a neurotic high-strung misfit than the…
Has your landlord ever banned you from having your significant other sleep over, and if so, was it legal? Depends where you live, but in the case of one redditor who rents a basement from a home owner who told him his girlfriend wasn't welcome, it's against the law — probably. (In Alberta, where he lives, tenant's…
Having a roommate can be a pain if she eats your food or lets her cat poop in your shoes. But for older single women, living with someone can actually be a blessing. And lots of ladies are going this route.
Like mildew, awkwardness tends to breed in enclosed spaces. Living or working in cramped quarters can create difficult situations for even the most socially adept of us. Today, we'll show you how to handle it.
Despite your best intentions, you can end up with a deadbeat roommate who doesn't pay the rent. This is a difficult situation and tough to get out of, but not impossible. Here's how to get your crappy roommate evicted. [Lifehacker]
After reading these reader-submitted tales of roommate horror, you will never be mad about a simple unwashed dish again. Warning: there will be blood.
We know most of you have a story of communal living gone hilariously or horrendously awry. Now we want to hear them all — can you top the tale of Herman the Lover?
They're kind of like friends, kind of like business partners, and sometimes they're a lot like enemies — today in Social Minefield, learn how to deal with those fixtures of many of our lives: roommates.
After the economy tanked, more people started living with family members and — shockingly — roommates. And many of them are totally okay with that.
New web services allow college freshman to pick their roommates based on compatibility. We think it's a crappy idea.
More colleges are letting men and women share dorm rooms, but no one expects this will become the norm. College administrators are still afraid letting students live together in sin (and maybe even have sex) will anger parents and donors.