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4 Tips to Help Break The Ice With Your College Roommate

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 07.18.2016 | College
Rhonda Milrad

In order to avoid the awkwardness of meeting a total stranger on "move in day" and to start this relationship off by putting your best foot forward, it's imperative to break the ice and establish a connection with your new roommate before the school year begins. Here are 4 tips to help you set up the best relationship that you can.

What I Learned From My College Roommates

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 08.05.2016 | College
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

For all those college-bound later this month, congratulations! You're going to a place you chose and one that chose you. In today's era of social media, perhaps the same can be said of your college roommate.

How to Make Living With a Roommate Work

Houzz | Posted 05.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

One effect of the recent recession is the rise in roommates or live-in landlords. But how do you divvy up a modern home in style to make sure everyone has the space and privacy they need? Both are key considerations for domestic comfort.

How to Build a Healthy Relationship With Your Roommate

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The important thing to remember as someone with a roommate is that no matter your feelings for one another, there are ways to live together in peace and to cultivate a healthy relationship.

Tips on Living With a Lot of Roommates

Uloop | Posted 07.06.2014 | College

Having more than one roommate/housemate can be an even tougher challenge, but here are some tips that will hopefully help you make the most out of your situation.

How To Reach Out To Your Future Roommate

| Posted 04.01.2014 | Teen

By Annie Pei It’s the summer before your freshman year, and we know that you’re more than excited about all the things college will bring. But ...

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

I consider low self-esteem to represent a form of psychological injury, one that impacts us "systemically" and operates in a variety of contexts.

Flag on Dorm Room Wall Signifies Resilience of Kurdish People

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Kathleen Buckstaff

When does a country become a country? Is it when the United Nations deems it so, or is it when an 18-year-old hangs a flag on his dorm room wall?

Tormented Black Student Faced Roommates From Hell

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Three students at San Jose State University have been charged with a hate crime and battery after allegedly tormenting their black roommate with racis...

Secrets of Successful Roommate Relationships

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Whether your roommate is a complete stranger or your best friend, having an honest conversation about each of your expectations as roommates before you move in is paramount for long-term apartment enjoyment.

5 Quick Tips for Getting Along With Roommates

Erin Havel | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Erin Havel

With college resuming I figured now was a good time to offer some suggestions on how to get along with roommates. Sometimes it starts out great and then deteriorates. Sharing space with others is not easy, but here are some tips to help in the transition.

8 Ways To Bond With Your Roommate

| Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen

By Irene Berman-Vaporis The anticipation of meeting your random roommate can be nerve-wracking. You could be best friends. You could hate each othe...

WATCH: How To Cope With A Terrible College Roommate

Posted 08.20.2013 | College

Moving into a college dorm is like playing the lottery, and the person you're living alongside could be a new best friend or a messy, angry nightmare....

5 Biggest Misconceptions About Your Freshman Year Roommate

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen

Out of all the stressful things to worry about before your freshman year of college, roommates are one of the major concerns. Thanks to movies and TV ...

How To Be The Best Roommate Ever

| Posted 07.10.2013 | Teen

By Kristin Doherty By now, you’re probably well read on how to deal with a bad roommate. But what if you're the one who's bad? It can happen, esp...

10 Questions To Ask Your Roommate Before Move-In Day

Posted 06.21.2013 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Moving day can be summed up in three words: hectic, awkward, and exciting. You’ll definitely get your workout in for the day by c...

Is It A Good Idea To Room With A Friend In College?

| Posted 06.06.2013 | Teen

By Katie Naymon Going to college with your high school friends can be awesome. They’ll get all of your inside jokes, they make college feel a bit...

College Grads: Go Forth With Your Future (But First Clean Out the Refrigerator)

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

After the festivities of the celebration I looked forward to helping my daughter pack up her room in the house she had lived in with four other women during their senior year at college. "I'll help clean up," I said. "It's practically finished anyway," said the new graduate. Famous last four words.

Having 'The Talk' Before Your Child Goes to College

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

Even though she's heard the speech, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't say it yet again. I cringe as the words come out of my mouth, knowing what's coming, "Mom, you don't have to tell me this. I'm not stupid." But, I say it anyway.

One More Thing Before You Go: Having The Talk' Before Your Child Leaves for College

Linda Wolff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

It's not too early to have "The Talk." You know, the one about the birds and the bees, alcohol, drugs, parties, the buddy system at parties, boys, boys and safety, safety in numbers, safety in general, grades, classes, friends, roommates and laundry.

What Would Be Left?

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

"Think about it. If you didn't come to Duke, if you weren't involved with all of these clubs and organizations, if you weren't as talented as you are, what would be left?"

7 Things to Stop Doing Once You Get to College

Shawn Binder | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen
Shawn Binder

Welcome, newbie college kids! After four years of grueling high school torture, you've made it. You're a freshman! You're correct in assuming that your life is about to change drastically.

Meeting Roommates on Facebook Before the Move-In

Scott Willyerd | Posted 08.30.2012 | College
Scott Willyerd

With the majority of incoming college freshmen on Facebook, students no longer meet their new roommates on move-in day. Instead, many of them have had several weeks or months of online interaction.

LOL. Guy Messes With New Roommate On Facebook | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

Looks like it's going to be a fun year for Willie's roommate....