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Today, Monday, January 6th, is the most depressing day of the year

Hello and welcome back from your holiday vacation. We hope you enjoyed all of that time untangling all of the Christmas lights/arguing with your spouse about how much time you have to spend with your in-laws. Aren't you glad to be punching your card and wasting your afternoons watching YouTube videos in your cubicle again?

Today, Monday, January 6th, is the most depressing day of the year

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Hello and welcome back from your holiday vacation. We hope you enjoyed all of that time untangling all of the Christmas lights/arguing with your spouse about how much time you have to spend with your in-laws. Aren't you glad to be punching your card and wasting your afternoons watching YouTube videos in your cubicle again?

Oh, and if the disgusting weather wasn't enough to make you miserable, here's a study that explains that today is the worst day of the year. Seriously, dubbed "Blue Monday," the first Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year thanks to divorce, weather, jobs and, basically, everything else related to our mortal existence.

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.

Gross. Let's all beat the hell out of the copier on our lunch break and then punt on today. We can fight for the field position, tomorrow, yeah? Great. See you then. [Daily Mail]

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