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Alternative lifestyle


a way of life considered unconventional or nontraditional according to a social or cultural “norm”

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Contemporary Examples

For conventional households with two working parents, the alternative lifestyle can almost begin to make sense.
Sister Wives Season 2: Polygamy’s Strange Charm Joyce C. Tang March 9, 2011

He has nothing against those who “choose” an “alternative lifestyle.”
50 Cent’s Gay Suicide Controversy Tricia Romano October 5, 2010

Spree, from Tennessee, lives in an intentional community – an alternative lifestyle society.
Christian Hendricks Goes South To Capture Queer Culture Justin Jones September 29, 2013


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