Allie Volpe

Allie Volpe is a writer based in Philadelphia.

In Lieu of Gifts, Please Make a Down Payment on Our New Home

Couples are ditching traditional wedding registries in favor of crowdfunding campaigns that help them purchase their first house together.

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The Strange, Unique Intimacy of the Roommate Relationship

More and more American adults are sharing their homes with people other than family members or spouses—an arrangement that can be anywhere from harmonious to downright hostile.