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Hoarders Are Confronting Clutter in Virtual Reality

Researchers are using VR to surround diagnosed hoarders with clutter. I tried it out.
Jacob Dubé
9.11.17
miniatures

A Hoarder's Daughter is Turning Garbage into Amazing Tiny Sculptures

Scraps are Lydia Ricci's love language.
Beckett Mufson
6.29.17
Art

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.
Justin Caffier
3.22.17
Interviews

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.
Steven Blum
2.9.17
columns

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.
Ernie Smith
7.21.16
Stuff

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.
Caspar Clemens Mierau
12.23.15
News

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.
Jenn Jefferys
11.3.15
the vice reader

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.
Barry Yourgrau
7.27.15
Stuff

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.
James Read
7.16.15
Stuff

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.
Amelia Tait
5.7.15
Culture

I Live in a Digital Dumpster Fire

Hoarding files ain't so bad.
Jason Koebler
4.3.15
Stuff

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.
Monica Heisey
2.11.15
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