Hoarders Are Confronting Clutter in Virtual Reality
Researchers are using VR to surround diagnosed hoarders with clutter. I tried it out.
A Hoarder's Daughter is Turning Garbage into Amazing Tiny Sculptures
Scraps are Lydia Ricci's love language.
Inside the Home of the Man Who Collects Everything
Former Nevada lieutenant governor and neurosurgeon Lonnie Hammargren has spent decades and millions collecting everything from roller coasters to movie props to spacecraft.
The Psychological Reason Why You Can't Quit Checking Your Phone
A new book examines the anxieties that lead to compulsions, from obsessive online shopping to hoarding and germaphobia.
Canned Food, Doomsday Fears, and the Y2K Hoarding Disaster That Didn't Happen
The Y2K bug got the public more familiar with the survivalist lifestyle than ever. However, despite all the soothsayers warning the public to stock up for armageddon, the public didn’t take the bait.
My Friend, the Compulsive Hoarder
The story of a real-life hoarder who lived a trash-strewn nightmare for years, and a friend who documented his road to recovery.
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Meet the Chillest Man in Canadian Politics
We talked to Peter Stoffer about the recent election upset, why he likes his fellow politicians, and his collection of baseball caps.
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Digging Through the Bungalow of One of the World’s Most Notorious Hoarders
We went to England to meet Richard Wallace, whose home is a veritable hoarding Valhalla: ghastly, derelict, oppressive—aesthetically astounding and weirdly cozy.
Meet the UK's Most Obsessive Board Game Collectors
One has over 2,700 board games in his house, and estimates the collection is worth over $125,000.
The Complex, Tragic Psychology Behind Animal Hoarding
Why is it that there are constant news stories about people who cage or cram hundreds of pets into their homes? Sometimes it's animal cruelty, but it could also be attributed to a specific mental illness.
I Live in a Digital Dumpster Fire
Hoarding files ain't so bad.
Literature's Latest Success Story Is a Book About the 'Magic of Tidying Up'
Reading Marie Kondo's word-of-mouth hit "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" had me spending my evenings lying on the floor, thanking my sweaters individually for keeping me warm.