01/22/2006: Actually, for Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers fans....
the unhappiest day of the year was today. But if you don't fall into one of those categories, you may want to stay in bed tomorrow: Monday, January 23 gloomiest day of the year: academic
Watch out: Monday, January 23 is going to be the unhappiest day of the year, according to a British university researcher.Actually, in Memphis it looks like today was much more gloomy than tomorrow, owing to the fact that we've been dealing with steady overcast and a lot of rain today and tonight (including flood warnings), but the National Weather Service suggests that tomorrow will be only partly cloudy.
Cliff Arnall, a health psychologist at the University of Cardiff, specialising in confidence-building and stress management, told AFP the prediction was the result of some gruelling mathematics.
Post-Christmas blues, the return to work after the holidays, mounting bills to pay for the parties, the challenge of keeping New Year's resolutions, the slender prospects of fun in the weeks ahead and chilly winter temperatures for those in the northern hemisphere all add up, he said.
These factors, which he combined in a complex formula, came out showing that the Monday closest to January 24 would be the most dismal of the year.
Len on 01.22.06 @ 09:34 PM CST