The Dead Guy in Your Apartment Building, and Other Lessons in Living Alone

After an entire young-adulthood spent in shared city townhomes with shared kitchens in which to blame messes on other people, you will move into your own apartment. Here are the things you learn, ever so abruptly.

Why I Live Alone (A Roommate Story)

I once had a roommate who was terrible.

What Percentage of Your Pay Do You Spend on Rent?

Jumping off from my previous WWYD column, I woke up this morning to find a bunch of messages on Twitter from some fine folks discussing what percentage of their income they spend on rent.

The Media is Obsessed with People Who Live Alone

I live alone. It was a decision I made last year, because I could afford to do it, and also because sometimes you just want to live by yourself.

How I Negotiated My Rent in San Francisco

I called my brother and told him I was thinking about living alone. "Really?" he responded. "I mean, I would never want to live alone, but I guess some people like it."