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Life in the Old Folks Village During a Pandemic

Social Contagion Remember the Toilet Papers Hoarders? Now apparently, people are hoarding food and buying guns like crazy. How does this madness spread? “First, a rumor emerges; second, being uncertain what to do people resort to “conforming behavior”, i.e. taking the same actions of the reference group; third, the rumor snowballs into a real problem, … Continue reading

Hoarders: Hiding Hurts

I was watching old Hoarders episodes and whenever they opened the hoarder’s fridge, I felt an urge to check mine. I’m an artist, so I did have some cans of paint in there, but a modest amount of food, none of which was growing mold, and no nasty surprises like a dead cat, as they … Continue reading