Gifts for the Avowed Hoarder in Your Life

Hoarding's been having a wild time as of late. Not content merely to make a name for itself by providing the basis for several award-winning and delight-inducing shows — did you see the one with the CATS — hoarding's ditched its previous DSM classification and has burst, debris flying everywhere and smelling faintly… » 12/17/14 5:40pm 12/17/14 5:40pm

Hoarders Are Just Extremely Indecisive People

A new study led by Yale University School of Medicine's David Tolin has discovered that those maddeningly oblivious hoarders we gape at on TLC aren't especially keen on collecting as many lawn gnome limbs or paper towel rolls — they just can't decide which of their many worldly possessions they really want to get rid… » 8/07/12 9:30am 8/07/12 9:30am

Cat Stench at Cat Lady’s House Gets So Bad It Sets Off the Smoke Detector

It's been a bad week for cat ladies in the news. First, a woman in Israel made headlines when her husband left her after she chose her 550 cats over him, and now a woman in New Jersey has raised (or rather lowered) the bar in the sad field of cat hoarding. In what has to be a cat lady first, it appears that the stench… » 5/29/12 11:15pm 5/29/12 11:15pm

This Week In Tabloids: Reese Witherspoon's Dad Is a Hoarder

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we sniff the pollen-spewing blossoms of gossip from In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, Rachel Zoe is "back to scary skinny"; Brad and Angelina have set a wedding date; all of Hollywood have, in unison, collectively turned their backs on Kim Kardashian; and… » 5/16/12 5:00pm 5/16/12 5:00pm

Exercise Keeps Your Cells From Turning Into Hoarders

There are so many good reasons to exercise already, but a new study has found one that might be particularly motivating for anyone who's ever been permanently scarred by an episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive. Exercise can keep your cells from becoming tiny hoarders! Seriously. A new study, done by scientists at the… » 2/01/12 2:50pm 2/01/12 2:50pm

See What It Looks Like When Barbie Becomes A Hoarder

Now that Barbie is working about 16 jobs at once (everything from princess to zoo doctor!), her life has gotten a little out of control. As a modern woman, it's hard for her to keep things neat and tidy on the home front—and who can blame her? That Malibu Dreamhouse is not gonna clean itself. As a result, it looks… » 1/02/12 7:00pm 1/02/12 7:00pm

Here's How You Hoard In A Cramped NYC Apartment

On last night's episode of Hoarders, we met a man named Kevin, whose dense hoard is so crammed into his apartment that he cannot live there. He sleeps on a bench outside of the building and washes himself using a hose on the street. When he needs to enter the apartment, he climbs up the fire escape and crawls… » 10/25/11 3:25pm 10/25/11 3:25pm