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Why Communes May Be The New Retirement Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty

Forget Leisure Village. As the housing needs of boomers shift, watch for a return of a popular living arrangement from the 1960s -- the venerable comm...

What Can the Inuit and Nuer Teach Us About Sharing?

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Joel Tauber

Sharing, in its purest form, is communistic. It occurs when no one claims exclusive ownership. It happens when people share what they believe belongs to everyone, or to their particular community.

Why The 'Golden Girls' Got It Right When It Comes To Living Arrangements

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to my commune -- the one I plan on forming when I'm older and widowed and my kids are launched into lives of their own. Think I'm alone in the commune-planning department? You'd be mistaken.

Catherine Pearson

Meet The People Starting Over In Actual Utopian Societies | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Most people have something about their lives they would like to be different. But when Peter Goldstein entered his late 20s, he had a realization that...

The Ownership Revolution

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

"There is a new movement that doesn't know it's a movement," said Todd Johnson, according to Marjorie Kelly in her book, Owning Our Future. In the cur...

WATCH: Inside A Totally Gorgeous Commune

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

For some people, the idea of living in communes is a bit, well, taboo. But back in 2009, Etsy gave us a peek inside "La Selva," a communal property in...

What 8 Things Do Boomers Need Most?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty

Let's face it: Baby boomers are a large group, and when we collectively sneeze, many arms offering Kleenex are extended.

This $4,000 Caviar Has Socialist Roots

Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

Caviar may be the food of kings, but one brand of $4,000-per-jar caviar found in New York City restaurants has its roots in socialism. Kibbutz Dan...

Post50s Take A Second Look At Communal Living

The Atlantic | Posted 11.22.2011 | Fifty

When she first found the place that would one day become her retirement home, Kathy Connors was 16 years old and seven months pregnant. She left the C...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street: Faces Of Zuccotti Park | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

This is the second piece in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Balance was standing around with some of the other protesters ...

Top 5 Ways Hippies Can Make You Rich

Ben Zolno | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Ben Zolno

Community living has serious advantages that are looking more and more appealing to the average American feeling the hard times of the recession.

WATCH: Rose McGowan's Shocking Past: 'I Escaped A Cult'

Posted 10.25.2011 | Celebrity

In the new issue of People magazine, on stands Friday, Rose McGowan speaks openly for the first time about her shocking past. Born in Italy and raised...

PHOTOS: 7 Modern Day Communes

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether you call it co-housing, eco-villages, intentional community living or modern day communes, shared living with an eco-focus is experiencing a b...

Communal Living: A New (Old) Way To Save?

CNN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Keri Rainsberger isn't rich. She works in the nonprofit world for a relatively low-profit salary. Yet, as many Americans are scrimping for every penny...

"Boston Marriages" Save Boomer Women Money And Energy

Boston Globe | Irene Sege | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The custom-built ranch house in West Barnstable that Elizabeth Quinn, Janet Goldrick, and their three dachshunds share may look like one more gracious...