In modern day America, magazine shelves burst with glossy covers of dream kitchens, granite counters and sumptuous walk-in closets. Ikea, Home Depot and a slew of TV home improvement shows fuel the dream of better living through better homes — and in particular — more stuff.
But New Hampshire writer Howard Mansfield argues that we've lost the quality of simply 'dwelling' in our homes. He says all that "clutter, is the cholesterol of the home because it clogs the hearth." His new book explores the mystery of why some houses have life and others don't.
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This segment aired on September 26, 2013.