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Blue Monday

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METRO - The frigid weather has many in the Metro singing the blues.  In fact, news outlets around the world have marked today as "Blue Monday," the most depressing day of the year.

"It’s been a very Blue Monday.  A very cold Monday," comments Cecil Chambers.

Chambers says he is doing everything he can to stay warm.

"I got a scarf on and a tight jacket," Chambers tells News Channel 12.

Researchers say the weather is just one factor in determining the most depressing day of the year, called Blue Monday.

"Don’t go out, just stay by the fire or heater, whatever you have," explains Terry Temple.

This day was originally identified in 2005.  But, in more recent years, researchers have used Twitter to see what people are saying.  And, studies show there is a definite drop in mood on this particular day.

Other Blue Monday factors include the Christmas break being officially over, the kids having to be back in school, and for many of us, it's the first Monday back at work.

Blue Monday was supposed to be on January 20th this year, but the drop in temperature pushed the date up a couple of weeks early.
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