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Why You Should Consider Living Like 'The Golden Girls'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Traditionally, living with roommates has been the lifestyle primarily of the young and single, but more and more people in their 50s and beyond are turning to home sharing to ease the high cost of living and reduce the isolation that can occur when older adults live on their own.

Adding Others To Your Renters Insurance Is An Overlooked Risk

Robert Harrow | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Robert Harrow

Renters insurance does not cover a roommate, unless they are specifically added to a policy. But listing a roommate on a policy is widely ill-advised. Every roommate should have their own renters insurance policy so the policyholder isn't taking on risk outside their own.

These Real-Life Roommate Confessions Will Make You Cringe

Refinery29 | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Refinery29

For most of us, roommates are a non-negotiable part of our 20s. But living with someone and all of their quirks, is tricky -- whether it's a friend, your significant other, or a complete stranger.

3 Steps To Transforming Your Home To Earn Some Cash

Kari Henley | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Kari Henley

As we get older, freshening up our living space is energizing, but it also becomes important to look at our home as either something that is dragging us down, or something that supports changing needs.

Lewis Black Yells At Your Annoying Roommate For You

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2016 | Comedy

Is your roommate pissing you off? Are they slamming doors, stealing your food, or not cleaning up after themselves? Lewis Black stopped by "The Late S...

3 Roommate Horror Stories That Can Cost You

Trulia | Posted 05.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

It's the perfect storyline for a thriller: Roommate moves in. Roommate tries to steal your identity.

What Nobody Told Me About Living Alone

Refinery29 | Posted 04.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Refinery29

I moved five times during my first two years out of college, and though my apartments were in different cities with different floor plans and wildly varying rents, one of my criteria was non-negotiable: I had to have roommates.

9 Reads That Are Way Too Real If You Live Alone

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's no doubt that living alone has its highs and lows. Below, we've rounded up nine previously published blog posts and articles that perfectly ca...

How to Avoid/Alienate a Singer/Songwriter Roommate

Matt Ott | Posted 03.24.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

We all make mistakes. Rooms need to be filled, sometimes quickly. We resort to Craigslist hoping those responding include their full name or email address so we can properly vet them on Facebook and Twitter before they show up to look at the apartment.

Can Blanche Make Your Retirement Sexy?: Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 3

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

By pooling their resources as housemates, Golden Girls' hottie-of-a-certain age Blanche Devereaux and her homegirls Dorothy, Rose and Sophia keep on living the good life through retirement.

14 Signs You're A Kick-Ass Roommate

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

We all know the signs of a terrible roommate. You know, the ones that leave passive aggressive notes on the bathroom mirror, dirty dishes in the sink ...

A Series of Letters to Corbin, the Man Living in My Attic

Elford Alley | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Elford Alley

I assume your name is Corbin because of how often you scream, "My name is Corbin!" from within my walls. I'm not a man who likes confrontation. I didn't say anything when you started squatting in the attic. I didn't say anything when Mr. Tibbles disappeared.

Questions You Need To Ask Any Potential Roommate

Thrillist | Posted 12.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Use this guide to raise every red flag out there. Your cat poster will thank you later.

Top 4 Holiday Gifts for Fun with your Housemates

Bonnie Moore | Posted 11.29.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Celebrating the holidays with friends? We've found great gifts for you and your Golden Girls housemates to enjoy together! Create lasting memories an...

5 Landlord-Approved Apartment Updates You Can Do Yourself

Danielle Page | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Danielle Page

All you need is a little creativity and some elbow grease to make a rental your own. We asked a few rental experts to weigh in on some common landlord-approved apartment updates you can do yourself.

The 60 Worst Things About Having A Roommate

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy

Can't wait to live by your awesome, lonesome self? We can totally relate -- on 60 different levels. 1. When you're not comfortable enou...

61 Awesome Benefits Of Living Alone

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy

Solo-dwellers, I'm here to tell you that you've made a practical, adult choice that you won't regret. Living on your own comes with more perks than sp...

21 Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun With Your Golden Girls Housemates

Bonnie Moore | Posted 11.01.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Enjoy a "Grandchildren Day." Invite everyone's grandkids over for fun. Arts and crafts? Barbecue and slip n' slide? Embrace your inner child and come up with fun ideas for all the housemates to celebrate each other's grandchildren.

New Study Shows The Benefits Of Living With A Roommate

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

It can be depressing as hell to look at skyrocketing rent in cities such as San Francisco, where the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,53...

When You Have The Best Roommates...

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 10.12.2015 | College
Evelyn Fiske

They lend their shoulder for you to cry on and wipe your tears. Sometimes all you need is a good cry, a best friend, and a jug of ice cream and that's what roommates are there for.

How ‘The Golden Girls' Prepared Us For Retirement

Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty

Who can forget those four spirited, side-splitting, single senior ladies who lived together in a bungalow in Miami. We’re talking of course about ...

This Alien Shore: 1 Month on sMars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.30.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

There are a number of oddities inherent to space missions. Some are obvious and predictable: communication delays and dependence upon spacesuits, for example. Others are a little more... unexpected.

How To Choose A Roommate For Your Shared-Living Arrangement

Bonnie Moore | Posted 09.23.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Ready to join the movement of mature adults sharing housing? You'll enjoy an affordable living situation and have the chance to make friends for life! But once you have emails pouring in from people eager to create a comfortable shared-living arrangement with you, how do you choose a housemate?

Another College Advice Article: What The Other Articles Won't Tell You

Catherine Okafor | Posted 09.15.2015 | College
Catherine Okafor

It's that time of the year again where all the once "cool kids" of high school who once were witty, arrogant, over-achievers and class clowns who are now shaking in their boots as they start a new chapter as college freshman.

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as the...