Blue Monday

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Why You Keep Hearing About 'Blue Monday'

Today is supposedly the gloomiest day of the year, but many think it's bunk

(Newser) - There's a reason "Blue Monday" is trending on social media: For the uninitiated, it refers to the third Monday in January—that would be today—which has been christened the gloomiest day of the year. Back in 2005, a UK psychologist named Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University came... More »

Today Is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Welcome to 'Blue Monday'

(Newser) - Ever heard of Blue Monday? Well, it's today—January 6. Reportedly the most depressing day of the year. Why? Well, of course, the holidays are over. Goodbye, Christmas cheer. But Blue Monday was first declared in 2005 by an academic who looked at weather conditions, debt levels, failed New... More »

Is Today Really the Saddest Day of the Year?

'Blue Monday' probably doesn't exist

(Newser) - Back in 2005, a psychologist named Dr. Cliff Arnall dubbed the third Monday in January "Blue Monday" and declared that he had determined it to be the most miserable day of the year. Since then, companies have found ways to hawk their products to this supposedly dismal day, while... More »

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