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Feeling glum? Well it is Blue Monday: Rain, debt and divorce make it worst day of the year
01-06-2014, 05:09 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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You've finished all the mince pies, the weather is terrible, Christmas ended up being horribly expensive and most of us are back to the daily grind.

So it wouldn’t come as a surprise if you had started to feel down in the dumps.

But don’t worry, you aren’t alone, because today is Blue Monday – supposedly the most miserable day of the year.

Blue Monday was originally identified in 2005 by academic Cliff Arnall, who thought it fell on the last full week of January.

He calculated the date using a variety of factors including weather conditions, debt levels, failed New Year’s resolutions and the number of days that had elapsed since the end of the Christmas holidays.

But over the past three years, researchers analysed more than 2million tweets posted by Britons in January looking for negative language and phrases indicating a drop in mood.

They found that today, there will be nearly five times the average number of tweets relating to guilt, as people abandon their promises to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

The analysis, by drinks company Upbeat, also found complaints about the weather will be six times higher than usual – and men will feel more miserable than women.

Today has also been dubbed Divorce Monday by legal experts. It is the most popular day of the year for starting divorce proceedings. And January is the busiest divorce month, with twice as many divorces being filed as the second most popular month September.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-year.html

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01-06-2014, 05:14 AM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I believe it, hubby hates Winter weather and gets bored when he's stuck inside for any length of time and not outside in the sunshine. I just suggested he buy that blue light for seasonal affective disorder...but he just grunted. I'm not feeling too blue, but come tomorrow morning with this treacherous Winter weather and messy roads, I will most likely be very blue because I have to drive to work. uhoh.gif
01-06-2014, 05:36 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's only natural to feel blasé this time of year, the lack of light is a big factor, we are up to nearly five hours a day.
We've had no snow, so everything looks dead.

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01-06-2014, 05:40 AM #4
j browsing Member
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i'll send you some snowchuckle.gif

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01-06-2014, 05:42 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif They say we may get some at the end of the week, it's been above freezing here for two weeks, even at night.
Very unusual.

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01-06-2014, 05:48 AM #6
j browsing Member
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it's still snowing here I can finally see the street light..a huge icicle is hanging from it..i mean huge ..the town is completely shut down..only hear the sound of snow mobiles every once in awhile

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01-06-2014, 11:46 AM #7
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01-06-2014, 11:47 AM #8
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01-06-2014, 04:24 PM #9
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01-06-2014, 04:33 PM #10
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01-06-2014, 05:48 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I can believe it. No long weekends for 3 months either bored.gif
01-06-2014, 05:54 PM #12
j browsing Member
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you would have a long weekend here shadow..the town is trying to dig out this morning hug.gif and it's snowing again damned.gif we had to dig our way out the doors

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01-06-2014, 05:57 PM #13
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(01-06-2014, 05:54 PM)j browsing Wrote:  you would have a long weekend here shadow..the town is trying to dig out this morning hug.gif and it's snowing again damned.gif we had to dig our way out the doors

damned.gif You guys stay safe and warm over there.

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01-06-2014, 05:59 PM #14
j browsing Member
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thank you nodoomhug.gif

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01-06-2014, 06:05 PM #15
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All the stores are closed here for "Epiphany" wonder.gif

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