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A hoarder’s gruesome secret, air pollution’s toll and more home-related reads

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Here are some recent home-related reads we've come across that we thought you might like.

Hard to resist a mystery story that has a passage like this: "Every neighborhood has its resident eccentric. But even two weeks after the body of Ms. Nichols was found, it was hard, on this street, to comprehend the idea that along with his tools and his trash, James Nichols had been hoarding his wife the whole time." (New York Times)

Air pollution kills more than 2 million people a year. (Atlantic Cities)

Where are baby boomers going to live? (U.S. News & World Report)

10 giant buildings fall down in GIFs. (Gizmodo)

Cities "where you don't have to feel bad if you're a 40-year-old renter." (Atlantic Cities)

Banksy for the birds: Usually disguised as a city worker, a former architecture and design student who calls himself XAM installs guerrilla birdhouses in places like New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City. Art galleries love him. (New York Times)

How much should renters pay for a pet deposit? (U.S. News via Yahoo! News)

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