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Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy Blue Monday Depressed People

Time to rise up! Unless you're down the dumps today. It is Blue Monday after all. But is today the gloomiest, saddest, and most depressing day of the year?  One British researcher says he can prove it is and that every third Monday in January is the worst.  The researcher says he's created a mathematical equation for what he calls Blue Monday and bases the calculations on time, weather conditions, debt levels, days since Christmas, and days since New Year's folk quit resolutions or simply too many failed attempts at them.

Critics among the UK's Mental Health Foundation believe depression can't simply be calculated and that Blue Monday is simply a PR stunt to sell more stuff and/or a chance to claim to improve one's well being.

Here's one Blue Monday that will likely cheer you up today... Just press play and ENJOY!