So are you depressed today? I am depressed today because the outside temperature right now in the Detroit Metro area is (8 F and it feels like -3 F). It's not going to be fun looking at the heat bill this month.
The most Popular News Story at TIME.COM today is "The Most Depressing Day of the Year
". This news story led me to create a Google Maps Mashup
of "Ranking Mental Health in America". My source for this Mashup is "Mental Health America
". Utah seems to be most depressed and South Dakota the happiest.
Back to the TIME Story:
Quote from the Time News Story:
There's a lot to feel down about this month: the subprime mortgage crisis, stormy, unpredictable weather, rising gas prices, presidential primary free-for-alls. So, it would be easy to believe the theory set forth by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a researcher from Cardiff University, that the third Monday of the month (Jan. 21, this year) — a day he calls Blue Monday — will be our most depressing day of the year. Arnall bases his yearly prediction on a formula he developed, which factors in the weather, consumer debt from holiday spending and failed New Year's resolutions and arrives at that conclusion that we'll hit rock bottom on Monday the 21st.
It should also be pointed out that many in the academic community don't agree with Arnall's theory.
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