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Hoarding: what is it and why do people do it?
Compulsive hoarding (more accurately described as “hoarding disorder”) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment. Compulsive hoarding behavior has been associated with health risks, impaired functioning, economic burden, and adverse effects on friends and family members. When clinically significant enough to impair functioning, hoarding can prevent typical uses of space so as to limit activities such as cooking, cleaning, moving through the house, and sleeping. It can also be dangerous if it puts the individual or others at risk from fire, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns.
Researchers have only recently begun to study hoarding, and it was first defined as a mental disorder in the 5th edition of the DSM in 2013. It is not clear whether “compulsive” hoarding is a separate, isolated disorder, or rather a symptom of another condition, such as OCD. Prevalence rates have been estimated at 2-5% in adults, though the condition typically manifests in childhood with symptoms worsening in advanced age when collected items have grown excessive and family members who would otherwise help to maintain and control the levels of clutter either die or move away. Hoarding appears to be more common in people with psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Other factors often associated with hoarding include alcohol dependence as well as paranoid, schizotypal, and avoidance traits. Family histories show strong positive correlations.
In 2008 a study was conducted to determine if there is a significant link between hoarding and interference in occupational and social functioning. Hoarding behavior is often severe because of poor insight of the hoarding patients in that they do not recognize it as a problem. Without this insight, it is much harder for behavioral therapy to be the key to the successful treatment of compulsive hoarders. The results found that hoarders were significantly less likely to see a problem in a hoarding situation than a friend or a relative might. This is independent of OCD symptoms as patients with OCD are often very aware of their disorder.
Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.
Civil unrest or natural disaster may lead people to hoard foodstuffs, water, gasoline and other essentials which they believe, rightly or wrongly, will soon be in short supply. Survivalists, also known as preppers, often stockpile large supplies of these items in anticipation of a large-scale disaster event.
Some hoarding in humans may be a form of an anxiety disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), where the perceived importance of the hoarded items far exceeds their true value.Humans may lose the desire to throw away unneeded items because of a feeling of attachment to these items. In severe cases, houses belonging to such people may become a fire hazard (due to blocked exits and stacked papers) or a health hazard (due to vermin infestation, excreta and detritus from excessive pets, hoarded food and garbage or the risk of stacks of items collapsing on the occupants and blocking exit routes).
That gives you a couple definitions. However; I believe there are 2 types of hoarders! Well maybe 3.
The 3rd being the Doomsday Prepper.
That’s a cool hoarder and not the topic of discussion!
The 2nd Hoarder is the popular Hoarder as of late: the Extreme Hoarder what they boil down to is a feeling of self worth! They believe everything is worth money and you can’t get rid of their possessions! The Super Extreme ones you see on tv on shows like Hoarders, American Pickers and occasional Storage Wars they get so extreme that they start collecting everything even junk like candy and food wrappers! That’s crazy and also not the topic of discussion, although it is sometimes fun to watch.
The Hoarder I am talking about is the average everyday Hoarder! What is that? Well it’s probably your mother or father or close relative! Why do they Hoard? What’s wrong with them? Why do they clutter up the house and hold on to junk? Will you please throw that crap out!
I have recently emptied my storage shed that I have had for many years. In doing so, I have learned the root cause of the Hoarding and why they do it! It wasn’t easy to do it, let me tell you!
First of all they are not hoarding junk! They are not hoarding garbage! They are not cluttering the house with useless stuff!
You say hold on! Yes they are! The place is a mess! I don’t believe you! I can see it with my own eyes! No, no you really can’t!
So; if they aren’t Hoarding junk what are they doing?
They are Hoarding Memories! I can tell you when emptying my storage shed except for all the empty boxes I had; (yes I had a bunch of empty boxes, I’ll get to that later lol) everything thing in there I can tell you a story about! “Do you see this Tshirt? I got it at the first concert my uncle took me to when I was a kid! We had a great time and he was actually like an older brother! I love him so much!”
You see they are Hoarding memories! So next time you want to yell at them, think about it first and ask them about their items! They may be able to tell you why they have it and in sharing the memory they may be able to let go of the item and throw it out.
Then again you have the combo Borderline Hoarders like myself! Who I like to refer to are collectors! I have a few collections: Guns, Swords… Weapons that’s due to my military and martial art background. Popular collections such as: Star Wars toys, baseball cards, comic books, autographs etc… That stuff is the extreme hoarder side: it’s worth money!
I did however; learn a few things along the way: baseball cards and comic books are anal! It must look like it’s never been touched by human hands in order to be worth real money, so don’t go overboard! One little dinged corner and it’s shit! If it’s a little discolored… Shit! I hope you have an air tight vacuum sealed vault!
The solution is this: look at my previous posts for example the Restaurant Review: One Lucky Duck in there I share a quote: everything in moderation!
It’s ok to do all the above, but do it in moderation! Save some memories, save some monetary possessions and be a Doomsday Prepper! But, when it starts to consume your life, remember everything in moderation! Don’t go to extremes!
This goes for everything! Collections, sex, religion, politics, food all the taboo subjects lol
Anything and everything!
Remember what I learned from the Dalai Lama: compassion! Have compassion for the hoarder in your life! Try to understand why they do it and have a little patience! Share in the memories! Unless it’s a memory of a past lover, in that case you can ignore the Dalai Lama and kick their ass! Lol
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
Bonus: Why was my storage shed loaded with empty boxes? Because; I am a little OCD and I knew I was going to be moving again, so I kept the original boxes to put it back in when I move so nothing gets damaged.
Controversy: Ink Master Season 4 Fight Between Season 3’s Kyle Dunbar and Judge Chris Nunez
It’s time to get tatted up! Season 4 of Spike’s hit tattoo reality competition, “Ink Master,” is returning to the network for its premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and there is a lot at stake. Like in the previous three seasons, tattoo artists from around the country will be fighting to win not only the title of “Ink Master” — but a $100,000 grand prize and an editorial feature in “Inked” magazine. And while the show’s promo video teases some great art, it also previews an intense (and physical) fight between season 3 contestant Kyle Dunbar and judge Chris Nunez.
For those that missed the season 3 finale, fans voted for eliminated artists Kyle Dunbar and Chris May to return for a first-ever live tattoo challenge. The winner, Kyle Dunbar, was awarded the chance to redeem himself in season 4. But the promo for the upcoming season shows that the Michigan tattoo artist might not be using his second chance too wisely.
“I’ve seen your tattoos,” Kyle says, addressing Chris Nunez of “Miami Ink.” “You suck.”
“I’ll go anywhere you want to go with this, buddy,” says Chris calmly, who judges alongside Oliver Peck and host Dave Navarro.
“I’d tattoo circles around you,” Kyle fires back.
“Dude, your awwwful,” Chris tells him without missing a beat.
“Yeah, really?” Kyle asks with a bit of a crazy look in his eyes.
Kyle Dunbar’s got a case of the crazy eyes. Spike/ Youtube Screenshot
And that’s when things spiral out of control. Kyle, who has more than 20 years of tattooing experience, appears to charge at Chris. While someone manages to hold him back a little bit, Kyle eventually gets in Chris’ face while Navarro and Peck watch on with amused looks. But things get physical when the fight moves outside and the pair begins to push each other.
The season 4 premiere of “Ink Master” will feature a “show your artistic style” challenge and take the seventeen artists to a tattoo convention. But this year the Spike series has a twist — the winner of each week’s Elimination Tattoo challenge “will also get to put an artist up for elimination along with the Human Canvas jury and the series judges.” With only 16 spots and Kyle Dunbar guaranteed a seat, the other contestants will be battling it out to not be eliminated during the first round.
Catch the season 4 premiere of “Ink Master” on Spike on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. Will you be tuning in? What do you think of the fight between Kyle Dunbar and Chris Nunez? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.
I decided to check out the claims by both parties! Often judges get inflamed heads and think they are better than they are, just because they are the judge so first lets look at some of Nunez’s work!
Now lets pull up Dunbar’s work:
I would say the first picture I posted from Kyle is his best and closest to Nunez’s. Nunez isn’t the best, however he is light years better than Dunbar. Notice how crisp and how the colors pop! Mostly because of his crisp outlines! I’m not saying Dunbar is bad! He’s not, he is good, but Nunez is better.
So; I would have to say to Dunbar: Shut up and listen to the judges! You might actually learn something!
And the proof is in the pictures! You are not on Nunez’s level! Not even close!! It’s apparent!
I don’t play favorites! I look at the proof and call it as I see it!
Syfy’s North American remake of the UK series will have its series finale on Monday, April 7. Here’s a message from the network about this decision: “Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”
Within the past year, Syfy also announced the conclusions of Warehouse 13 and Alphas, while launching new dramas Defiance and Helix. When adding DVR playback, Being Human‘s fourth season has averaged 1.8 million viewers.
Below is a video message from the Being Human cast about what they’ll miss most:
If that’s not bad enough; earlier in the year the UK announced it’s canceling the original Being Human thats 5 Seasons UK to 4 seasons US not fair Syfy!!
Cupid’s arrow isn’t the only thing piecing hearts this February. Along with the highly anticipated return of Being Human (UK) for season 5, comes the sad news that this will be the popular supernatural series’ final season.
While Being Human may be ending in the UK, series creator Toby Whithouse took time to not only thank the cast, crew and loyal fans for all their dedication to the series he calls “the little show that could,” he also promised fans an “epic, thrilling and shocking finale.”
In a post on the show’s official blog, Whitehouse bluntly revealed his perspective on the matter – asserting that, despite the sad news of cancellation, Being Human probably shouldn’t have lasted this long anyway:
“Being Human really shouldn’t have happened. A preposterous idea, an epic and circuitous development process, a modest budget – no, we really shouldn’t have lasted. But Being Human was the little show that could, and that ridiculous idea managed to last 37 episodes, spawn an American version, 3 novels, an on-line spin-off and garner a shelf of awards.
I have to thank the BBC. Not because I’m obliged to, but because I literally have to. They gave us the opportunity to make Being Human and to make it in the way we wanted. [The producers] were unwavering in their support, guidance, trust, love, enthusiasm, and gave us – and me specifically – an unprecedented level of creative latitude. For that I will always be grateful. “
Being Human revolves around the perilous lives (and after lives) of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together in South Wales. Last season introduced a new vampire named Hal Yorke played by Damien Molony, who spent many years as a shut-in to battle his powerful bloodlust which he was still unable to control by the end of season 4. With the exit of original werewolf George (Russell Tovey) in the premiere episode of season 4, actor Michael Socha was promoted to a series regular as new wolfboy, Tom McNair.
Tom restraining his buddy Hal to a chair to help detox his blood addiction
Season 5 will not only be the final one, but also the first that Being Human will not feature any of the original cast, with Scottish actress Kate Bracken taking the place of the dearly departed Lenora Crichlow as the series’ new ghost. This season will not only put the gang up against vampire baddies and flesh-craving zombies, but they will also face their greatest adversary yet – The Devil!
Being Human UK series 5 premiered February 3 on BBC Three and will conclude March 10. No premiere date or end date for the BBC America run of season 5 has been announced.
C’mon America & the UK help save the American Being Human! Send SYFY a whole bunch of emails!!! Flood their servers!!
Lets save our show!
Being Human is a fun show that not only entertains, but also has a bunch of hidden meanings:
1. No matter how bad your life is and how bad you think it is; it will always get better!
2. Even if you have an affliction/injury/disease/handicap life goes on (in Aidan and Sally’s case undead goes on lol)
3. No matter your differences everyone can get along (if not just eat them 😳)
4. Be nice to everyone and treat them as you would like to be treated. Karma is a bitch! (What goes around comes around)
Seriously save this show! Too many good shows are ending and being replaced with crap! Like SyFys new Helix and Defiance! Which is sad; because Defiance has potential!
Please kill 2 1/2 men already it’s a steaming pile of crap! Or bring Charlie Sheen back from the grave! Soap operas do it! Ashton sucks!
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**Update** April 7th 2014
I just watched the finale and although I am sad to see it go, at least they did a great job!
The BBC version made them all Human at the end and had them fighting the Devil.
The Us version went in a totally different direction, the BBC version can always come back and continue on in the future. The US totally ended it, unless they make a spin off!
SHE GOT GAME
Which female athletes have shown an ability to play with the boys?
Ronda Rousey thinks she can beat UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Not in a race.
Not at a surfing contest.
Not in a who-can-hit-the-most-armbars-in-one-minute competition.
Rousey thinks she can beat Velasquez — the baddest man on the planet — in a fight. At MMA.
“In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible,” Rousey told the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy (translated by Yahoo). “You cannot tell me that it is physically impossible. It is possible that in any given moment that I could beat him. I simply believe in my possibilities.”
Let’s hope something got lost in translation.
Never mind that Rousey, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, gives up around 100 pounds — or about one whole Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson — to Velasquez. Never mind that Velasquez is, you know, a trained fighter who is arguably the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. Never mind that Rousey would have a difficult time beating any man who actually is her weight.
Ronda thinks she’s capable of anything. And maybe after the last year it’s hard to blame her. Since January, Rousey has debuted in the UFC, become one of the most popular fighters in the world, landed on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and been cast in two blockbuster movies — “Fast & Furious 7” and “The Expendables 3”.
Even before any of that, Rousey was undefeated without so much as a challenge. No woman has ever taken her past the first round. And prior to MMA, the 26-year-old was an Olympic bronze medalist in judo — the first woman from the U.S. to ever medal in the sport.
Ronda Rousey is one of the most incredible athletes on the face of the Earth — man or woman. But beating Velasquez? The guy who just ran roughshod over Junior dos Santos for almost five rounds? That’s a tough sell.
Unless of course Velasquez refuses to hit a woman. In which case, look for a first-round armbar finish.
First of all! What kind of crack is Ronda Rousey smoking? Whatever it is it seems like the writer of this article is smoking the same kind!
1. By no means is Cain the baddest man on the planet!
2. By no means is he arguably the greatest heavyweight champion of all time! He isn’t even in the running for that!
That still belongs to Fedor!
#1 – Fedor Emelianenko
Record: 31-4, 1 NC
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Record: 33-6-1, 1 NC
That’s just to name a few!
What about Bas Rutten Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva!
How can Cain 9-0 even be considered!
How bout Dan Severn! 101-19, 7 draws
Ok now back to Ronda’s crack dream!
First of all the fight would never happen because there is no Octagon big enough for Ronda & Cain and & Ronda’s ego for even saying this!
I hope Miesha tears her up and shuts her up!!
First off she’s using Cain as an example because he is the Current Heavyweight champ! What she is saying is of the planets align she can beat anyone!
The Current UFC Heavyweight Division tops out at 275lbs and Ronda’s division is 135lbs
Now lets say for example Cain can’t punch or kick Ronda because one full force shot will end her career and put her on life support!
Lets say for example they don’t grapple because one full force slam from a heavyweight with him landing on her will send her to the ICU and probably sever her spine!
Lets say for example they start on their knees!
Her wrestling an over 225lb fighter lets say she gets on top somehow because a 250lb fighter just lying on top of a 135lb girl is dead weight enough to immobilize her! Let alone him fighting back and applying grappling (Jiu Jitsu) techniques!
If she gets on top of him at 135lbs that’s like having a bare bones barbell on your chest! He will fling her halfway across the ring the second she gets on top!
The only way she will she can possibly win is: on the Fourth of July, between 3:55 and 4 PM during a hailstorm with a stampede of wild elephants running through his house with one baby zebra!
Ronda needs to keep fighting the little boys in the new baby divisions of the UFC and stop thinking she can hang with the big boys! Because its not going to happen!
Wait a min she can have Sex with Cain in the cowgirl position (she’s on top) and when he’s about to cum; sucker punch him with a pair of brass knuckles! There you Ronda wins!
Maybe that’s what she was talking about? If not she’s definitely smoking crack!!
WAKE UP! Give up your delusions and face your fear! Stop running from Cyborg! She will crush you! Ronda has fought in Cristiane Cyborg Justino’s featherweight division before! But she has lowered weight and entered the UFC to hide from Cyborg and refuses to fight her!
It’s amazing to me that Rhonda is talking about her beating Cain. Who’s a heavyweight man. But she won’t go to a weight where she has fought other fights at. And challenge the best female fighter in the world. Not being cocky. But I believe that this Being one athlete at the top And many agree. Yet she will put cains name in her mouth,and not mine. She is a actress after all. Talking about a fantasy fight. When there’s a super fight right in front of her. Yet she talks about fantasy.
Before I get my balls busted lets get something straight! I used to like Ronda before she started opening her mouth and her ego blew the fuck up!
I hope Miesha destroys her and puts her ego in check! Then I will probably like her again!
From Mickey to nudity… People still see Miley as that little girl on Disney,
The controversy with Miley has been going on for a while… It’s no surprise it’s come to this! Check it out!
First at the MTV video music awards (vma’s)
Then her new sexy video for wrecking ball! She looks amazing!
The fact that her song is awesome and the video is hot, makes this video definitely a fav! Check it out! She will definitely win an award for this song!
Miley don’t listen to the critics keep doin what your doin! Entertaining!
Can’t wait for the full album release (I can’t remember the last time I said that, I think it was Iron Maiden’s last album) speaking of heavy metal… Where the fuck is Metallica?
I have been wondering for quite some time what happened to chipwich? I was wondering why the ice cream man didn’t have it and why 7-eleven only had the crappy Nestlé tollhouse cookie sandwich (chipwich knockoff)
Then I went to Wikipedia!
A Chipwich is an ice cream sandwich made of ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes, the sandwich is rolled in chocolate chips which stick to the ice cream. The original Chipwich was invented by Richard LaMotta (1942-2010) in New York City and was made up of vanilla ice cream sandwiched by two chocolate-chip cookies.
Chipwiches date back to 1981 when LaMotta created the Chipwich and began a guerrilla marketing campaign, in which he trained and enlisted 100 street cart vendors (mostly students) to sell the Chipwich on the streets of New York City. The campaign established Chipwich as a successful brand. CoolBrands, the country’s second-largest ice cream distributor, bought the Chipwich brand in 2002, and sold it in 2007 to Dreyer’s division of Nestlé who has stopped production of the original Chipwich because it competed with its own chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.
Nestlé killed Chipwich!
Chipwich and Tollhouse are 2 totally different recipes! It was stupid to cancel it! People who hate chipwich would buy tollhouse and vise versa! Meanwhile, Nestlé would get both the profits! What is the best way to compete? A 2 headed coin! You always win! Unless, you pick tails lol
Nestle could have had a 2 headed coin! Chipwich and Tollhouse!
Bring back the Chipwich!!!
Lets look at it another way! What’s better a Louis Vuitton or a fake Louis from canal st in NYC?
The Chipwich is the best and original like the Louis!
But people still buy the knockoff Louis like the tollhouse because they don’t want to spend the money for the original…
Charge more if you have to but, bring back the Original Chipwich!!
**Update** April 25th 2018
The Original Chipwich is back!
OMFG! It is amazing and all that I remember! Today I received a batch of Original Chipwich!
And boy was it amazing!
Joel’s outrageous was the closest to the original I have ever tasted!
But what Joel failed to do was roll the sandwich in tiny chips like a Chipwich!
Having not tasted one in many years, I forgot the importance of the mini chips and I only liked the fact that it’s more chocolate!
However; now having tasted it again, I can fully explain: the mini chips add layered texture! You get the soft cookie creamy French vanilla ice cream and then the crunchy chips! Its layered perfection!
Now I do love Joel’s half dipped cookies!
I would say Chipwich, do a fully chocolate dipped cookie option! If you are going to go halfway screw that go all the way! And make multi flavors! Mint chocolate chip! Peanut butter!
Are you fuckin serious! Do you have to take our last shred of masculinity! If I need one of those male Maxipads I rather die or just wear the whole fuckin diaper! That’s ridiculous! Just chop my fuckin balls off and i’ll cease to be a man! How the fuck do you tell your guy friends, hey ah you guys have to try these male Maxipads they are the bomb! No fucking way! Ladies keep your pads to yourselves!!
Let us keep our last shed of dignity!
Construction in America is reaching epidemic proportions! Big business is ruining America! Build, build build! Build it and they will come! No they won’t! Especially, in today’s economy!
Towns in NJ such as: Butler and Pompton Lakes have tons of stores vacant! But more and more keep getting built!
The problem with that is when to take away land, you take away nature! When you take away nature, the animals have nowhere to go! I’m by no means a tree hugging hippie! But, c’mon! I don’t want to be animal lunch either! I also had to wait for a family of ducks crossing the road today!
Never in my life have I seen a bear! Once a bear wandered into my town about 15 years ago, (due to construction) a dog chased it off, never to be seen again! Now, there are a bunch of bears frequenting the area, in fact I just chased one off my lawn about 15 min ago!
Yesterday, I saw a family of about 10-15 wild turkeys in a neighbors yard! I had to wait for them to cross the street! Who the fuck sees wild turkeys in the suburbs!
Years ago none of this happened! All we had were squirrels, and raccoons and rarely I mean rarely a skunk and a possum. Now, we are infested with deer, chipmunks, rabbits, bear a few squirrels and now turkeys! The raccoons, skunks and possum are all gone! Extinct! From my neighborhood! Guess the bears ate them!
Stop building crap we don’t need!! Oh, and to make things worse, NJ has the worst gun laws! We can’t even protect ourselves!
The day I see a bobcat, a wolf or a mt lion, in NJ I’m shooting that shit on site!! Fuck that I’m no ones lunch!
I know people need jobs, but towns need to stop building shit we don’t need! When all the stores are full, by all means expand, but when you have tons of empty locations, cut the crap! If its a monetary problem (people jacking up rental prices, either regulate it or buy the building out and have the town be the landlord)
But stop destroying nature, before nature destroys us!