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Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

You may be wondering, "I don't have hoarding disorder, but I do have trouble getting rid of things and some clutter. How can I break this habit?" Simply put, the best way to break a bad habit is to build a new habit.

I Love Trash

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

As I attempted to pack, to determine what had meaning, I realized that while I had been waiting for my life to start I had been building a life. Filling the space with objects provided permanence that I otherwise lacked.

Did This Extreme Hoarder Stay Clean?

OWN | Posted 09.30.2013 | OWN

Compulsive hoarder and self-described shopaholic Sharyn Dorfman will forever live in "The Oprah Show" hall of fame after shocking viewers with the jaw...

What You Need To Know About Animal Hoarding

Posted 09.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Anyone who’s watched an episode of “Hoarders” on A&E knows it’s not just stuff that’s the p...

6 Signs You're Living With A Hoarder

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

This is a problem that goes beyond being disorganized. The good news is, you can help.

This Sweet Cat Was Rescued From A Hoarder Nightmare

The Pet Collective | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Once Garbo was rescued from the hoarding situation by Cat Connection, it was only then did anyone realize how much pain she must have been in. Garbo refused to eat. She was starving herself and no one knew why.

Welcome to My Hoarded House: The Fine Line Between Clutter and Hoarding

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn McKibbin

Watching a hoarding intervention is one part schadenfreude, one part reminder that we're one Beanie Baby away from our own.

Serial Hoarders Kept 31 Dying Cats, Dog And Disabled Son

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

Elisha and Leah Waller, two Georgia sisters, were arrested Wednesday after authorities found 31 dying cats, a dog and a disabled man hoarded in a filt...

Meet A Hoarder Who Can't Stop Shopping

Christina Anderson | Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Christina Anderson

My mom is a hoarder. And now I'm becoming one, too.

HOARDERS ONLY: The Strangest Craigslist Post We've Seen Yet

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

"Normies just don't understand." Or so say an alleged group of San Francisco hoarders looking to rent out a room in their Treasure Island apartment...

Couple Locks 'Hoarders' Crew Out Of Their House

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

BG and Lee were featured on the latest episode of "Hoarders," and their problem was threatening to destroy their marriage. They barely communicated un...

Reformed Hoarder: 'The Piles Just Grew'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Judi Manuel, a reformed hoarder, joined Nancy Redd on HuffPost Live Monday to discuss her past as a hoarder. "I felt like I had something if I had...

Why Black Friday Is Tough For Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

Black Friday comes with its own set of challenges for hoarders, according to Dr. David F. Tolin, author of "Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive A...

'Hoarders': Woman Burns Through $450K Inheritance

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

Susan was a definite candidate for "Hoarders," but she also suffered from an extreme shopping addiction. After her father's death, she got a $450,000 ...

'Hoarders': Suicide Attempt During Filming

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.23.2012 | TV

Things took a very dangerous turn on the latest episode of "Hoarders." Dr. Robin Zasio, one of the show's psychologists, and a clean-up crew were on-h...

What Did One Expert Declare 'The Grossest Thing Ever' On 'Hoarders'?

Posted 10.09.2012 | TV

The mess that cleaning expert Matt Paxton helped tackle on this week's "Hoarders" was so severe that he tweeted, "had to take a mental break after thi...

Tragedy Underscores The Dangers Of Elderly Hoarding

Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty

A tragic fire earlier this week in Greenwich, Conn. that killed a 42-year-old-man and left his 69-year-old mother in critical condition in a burn unit...

Tut and Mitt

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

If he had lived a fuller life (and if the time/space continuum could accommodate such a scenario), would he have only flown coach and insisted on do-it-yourself pyramid-repair projects at Home Depot on the weekends?

'Hoarders': Sister Wants To Hurt Her Brother

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

The ugly reality is that mental illness can tear families apart. Especially if the condition goes undiagnosed and misunderstood. On the latest install...

'Hoarders': Ruth Lost A Husband And Two Sons

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

There is often loss and tragedy at the heart of the problem on "Hoarders," but Ruth's story was perhaps one of the most heartbreaking of the entire se...

'Hoarders': Self-Awareness Doesn't Equal Self-Control

Posted 09.11.2012 | TV

Debra seemed to have a heightened sense of self-awareness on the latest episode of "Hoarders," but that didn't equate to a greater self-control. Inste...

'I'm Afraid To Throw Away My Children's Art'

Jessica F. Hinton | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica F. Hinton

All that art was too much. I hated having to make room for it. I hated feeling guilty about it. I hated that all of it, even the lone scribbles done in haste to rationalize her request for a new piece of paper, meant so much to me. I hated that I... was afraid, in fear of what could happen if I threw it away.

I'm Not A Hoarder...But My Husband Is

Sonja Fallon | Posted 10.20.2012 | Style
Sonja Fallon

My husband and I first met in college. It wasn't until we moved in together four years later that I noticed that something was askew: I couldn't close his wardrobe drawers. His drawers were stuffed with endless amounts of t-shirts.

'Flip Men': Hoarded House Explodes With Team Inside

Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Flip Men(Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) Mike and Doug thought they had a steal when they shelled out $67,000 for a home that loo...

'Hoarding: Buried Alive': Cancer-Stricken Man Reunited With Children

Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Gary is a long-time hoarder who hasn't seen his children in more than 20 years. The latest "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) showed th...