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The latest trend in America is evidently shared living. According to the Christian Science Monitor Weekly,


The still-high cost of housing -- especially in urban areas such as New York and San Francisco -- the sluggish economy, and the steadily rising number of single, unmarried adults in the United States all factor into the 11.4 percent increase in the number of shared households in the country between 2007 and 2010. In addition, Goldscheider says, another trend -- the increase in the average square footage of homes -- makes it easier for those in multimember households to get along without too many arguments about who gets the bathroom next.


Says a professor at the University of Maryland, "Economists are shocked when you ask them if people want to live together -- they think privacy is the only good. But it turns out people actually like to talk." Question: is this an example ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.

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