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The first million years were the worst…

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Hey all you paranoid androids, feeling a bit down today? It is because today is, officially, the most depressing day of the year. A UK researcher figured it out scientifically:
He settled on January 24 after using an elaborate formula expressing the delicate interplay of lousy weather, post-Christmas debt, time elapsed since yuletide indulgence, failed new year resolutions, motivation levels, and the desperate need to have something to look forward to.
I happen to think he’s exactly right. The first week after Christmas was awful. The week after that was all downhill. Then I started to go into a bit of a decline.

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