Why We Collect Things

Why We Collect Things

The science of collecting, plus hoarding the clutter, mantiques, the pre-college clean-up, and more. Image: Istockphoto

Can you be a hoarder without hoarding?

Are there links between hoarding and compulsive discarding?

Hoarding and Empathy

Do you love your stuff too much?

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

Who’s Really Nuts, 20/20 or the ‘Crazy Cat Ladies’?

You don’t have to be single to have lots of cats.

Deciding What to Do with "Things" After a Loved One Dies

After her husband died, how did Jane know what to do with his farm tools?

Why You Can't Get Organized

When Organization is a Phobia

John Wayne Gacy: The Diabolical “Killer Clown”

Successful businessman, husband, lover of children and psychopathic killer.

5 Essential Questions and 10 Tips to Create Positive Change

You really CAN let go of old habits and create healthy new ones. Here's how.

Hoard Much?

Do you have OCD or are you just sentimental?

Why You Can’t Stop

A natural urge that brings us temporary pleasure and unpredictable rewards.