The New York cure to seasonal affective disorder

The shortest day of the year (Dec 21) has long passed, but late January is when you really need a pick-me-up.

seasonal affective disorder

A British psychologist determined January 24 to be the most depressing day of the year, because it’s miserably cold and gloomy, and it’s just far enough away from the holidays for the excitement to have died down and for you to have failed at keeping your resolutions.

But fear not, Ding Dong breath. We malcontents at TONY have identified a host of other suck-ass days, and compiled useful tips for getting past Jan 24 and its dispiriting wintry brethren. Vote on your least favorite of these other awful days, then read on for our SAD-combatting strategies.

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