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Today's 'Blue Monday' Depression Peak Isn't Real - Seasonal Blues Are

Here's what to do about them

As if we needed any more reason to ruminate over pandemic life's daily plights, today (Jan. 18) is Blue Monday — the third Monday of January, which is rumored to be the most depressing day of the year.

Research hasn't proved that there is any one day more depressing than all the others, but it's actually a PR stunt that has unfortunately cemented itself into modern culture. Every January now, blogs share their tips for how people can save themselves from the gloom, companies jump at the chance to promote their feel-good products, services and social media follow suit.

Blue Monday began with a press release. In 2005, the now-defunct United Kingdom TV channel Sky Travel sent journalists an excited promotional announcement that, with the help of a psychologist, it had calculated the most miserable day of the year.

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