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Live with Him (at Work)

According to the Department of Labor, Americans spend on average 8.8 hours working per day – that’s more than sleeping! So, technically when we work with people, we have the potential to get to know their habits almost as well as when we live with them. You discover what people …

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That’s Not Toothpaste

I crawled home late. So as not to disturb my college roommate, I didn’t turn on the lights. I maneuvered my way through the dark to the sink to brush my teeth. Our room was one of those with a sink in it, a rare yet strange asset for a …

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Don’t Throw That Out!

  We’ve ALL had that roommate. The one who forgets to throw out her broccoli  and it rots in the vegetable bin. Of course, we wonder why did she even buy it in the first place? She rarely eats vegetables. But, for all the other items in the fridge whose …

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Meet the Roommates: Violet & Olivia

Real life profiles of roommates and how they live together continues with Violet and Olivia who are hilariously entertaining and adorable roommates in Queens. Over a fun dinner at Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, in between bites of brisket and sweet potato, I laughed a lot as they told me their story …

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Is That Microwavable

  At an Ivy League university in the middle of winter in a dorm of over 500 people, it’s bound to happen at least once a semester – the firm alarm at 2am. The screeching sound jolted me awake as I stumbled from bed, having just closed my eyes after …

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Beware of Drano

  When you live in an apartment building in NYC, your neighbors’ actions can have many reactions. In the case of this building I passed by, Drano doesn’t agree with the pipes. Signs of this importance should not be removed, and likely not written by hand on a piece of …

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Seeking Capitol Hill Roommates

So timely and so fantastic, thank you creative Craigslist posters. Hat tip to my friend Heather for finding this gem. $1000 / 8br – 775000ft² – LARGE HOUSE! LOTS OF ROOM! RECENTLY OPEN! (Capitol Hill) So my roommates all left because of a job thing and I need to make …

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Muddy Mystery Man

I have an impeccable memory for faces. So, of course, I recognized him immediately. The five-o’clock shadow, the pensive smile, and the shaggy hair. I resisted the urge to click his dating profile. It had been eight years, but I could never forget him, despite multiple attempts to block that …

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A Parisian Flat-Hunting Party

Looking for something fun to do tonight in Paris? Look no further than Craigslist’s Roommates section for an invite to what might be the hottest party in town. Dear Paris, We’re having a flat-hunting party this Saturday night, for those people still looking for a place to live in this …

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Top 18 Places to Meet Your Roommate

This post is a feature on BuzzFeed. See it by clicking here.  Finding a roommate is not always as simple as living with your best friend. Where do you look for your “other half” to split the rent, share dishes and (maybe) throw an awesome party (every once in a …