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7 Benefits to Living in a Smaller Home

Lori Rochino | Posted 02.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

Home ownership is part of the American Dream and to some that means having the biggest house on the block. While the size of one's home is truly a matter of preference, it may not be a practical reality for many.

Being Friendly

Stanley Ely | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Maybe New Yorkers have gotten a bad rap. In fact, the folks in my building, not 40 stories, but a more humane 10, are pretty friendly. In the hallway or elevator, neighbors say, "Good morning," or "Have a good day."

Through the Winter, 5 More Things I Have Learned From Downsizing Our Lives

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kantor

I shared seven months ago (Part 1) that we downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a two bedroom apartment rental last August and the excitement, joy and ...

City Apartments vs. Suburban Living: Which Is Better?

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Caitlyn Becker

The convenience of having a car, somewhere to park it for free and not having to deal with city traffic is one of life's greatest pleasures. On the other hand, one of life's other greatest pleasures is cocktailing it up at happy hour or bottomless mimosa brunch (yes, that's a real thing) and knowing a lovely cab driver is just an arm hail away from getting you to and fro safely.

Everything You Need to Know About Renting with a Significant Other

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Planning for cohabitation is an emotionally charged time and while you may be feeling the love when you first move in together, your living situation can quickly go awry if you're not prepared for all the things renting with a partner might throw your way.

The Essential Tools Every Renter Should Own

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Basic tools come in handy for the entire lifecycle of your rental, from the day you move in and set up your new space, to the moment your last box is packed and ready for move out. Plus, these essentials won't take up much space and can be purchased at a low cost.

5 Things I've Learned From Downsizing Our Lives -- Part 1

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Julie Kantor

Yes, we are in the process of moving. From a four bedroom mid-century modern to a two bedroom rental located in one of the better school districts in the country.

9 Things A Woman Notices About A Guy's Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

Guys have it easy when it comes to fashion (unless it's stained, a basic suit or a button down-nice pants combo can take them pretty much anywhere), b...

The Apartment Dweller's Guide to Small Space Gardening

Kathleen Brenzel | Posted 09.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kathleen Brenzel

Growing plants in containers lets you have a garden even when space for one is limited or nonexistent. You can use containers to turn a tiny balcony, patio or roof garden into a leafy haven, filled with patio roses, herbs, even your own fresh vegetables.

10 Energy (and Money!) Saving Tips For Renters

realtor.com | Posted 07.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Not every apartment, condo or townhouse rental includes free utilities, so for many renters, it is important to use energy efficiently.

'How I Live In Less Than 200 Square Feet'

Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Nicole Guzzardi

When I first decided to move to Manhattan I had high hopes. In all honesty, I sort of pictured myself being the next Carrie Bradshaw. Little did I kn...

WATCH: Full-Sized ThinBike Folds Flat for City Living

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.17.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

A bicycle that snaps and clicks flat within five seconds for passing through subway turnstyles, walking down city sidewalks or climbing the stairs of Hill's 6 floor walkup.

Needing Space

Jena Kingsley | Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

One day my (then) boyfriend asked if he could have a little piece of his own real estate in my apartment. "Maybe a drawer?" I think my heart stopped for a second. Not in a good way.

12 Ingenious Cat Litter Boxes (SLIDESHOW)

Karen Shepard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Karen Shepard

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Adventures in Small Space

Karen Shepard | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Karen Shepard

Whether or not neutrinos can move faster than the speed of light, there will always be complicated physics problems involved in trying to live efficiently, stylishly and comfortably in a small space.

The Upside of Downsizing

Janice Harper | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Janice Harper

As most of us know by now, the American Dream has been in so many respects an American Nightmare and it's kept us fast asleep. But the moment we wake up and think of ourselves in the context of the whole wide world, our perceptions of our place in it are radically altered.

Dog Fog

Laura Munson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

When you travel across the country city-to-city, in my case on a recent book tour, you notice trends. Menus boasting beet/goat cheese/ citrus salad f...

Umbra Offers Sustainable Apartment Living Tips

Grist | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes when I'm down in the stacks researching answers to your latest dilemmas, I enjoy taking a stroll down Ask Umbra archives lane. Here are some...

I'm Not A Scientist, But I Play One In My Mind

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I'm not a scientist or anything, but I've seen a lot of movies on the Discovery Science Channel, and I'm pretty sure my apartment is some sort of vortex or wormhole or portal to another dimension.