publication date: Sunday, May 15, 2016 (part of Spring 2016)

category: Fads

clue: If your life feels out of control, try cleaning up your condo.

explanation: Kondo was a professional organizer whose books about tidying up sparked an international fad. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Matthew Preston


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