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So much for “Hump Day”…

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Conventional wisdom has it that Monday is the dimmest of days.  But recent research suggests that, in fact, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are equally loathed…

US investigators who looked at a poll of 340,000 people found moods were no worse on Mondays than other working days, bar Friday.  People were happier as they approached the weekend, lending support for the concept of “that Friday feeling”.  The report authors told the Journal of Positive Psychology that the concept of miserable Mondays should be ditched…

Read the whole story at The BBC

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As we remind ourselves that Dorothy Parker (whose birthday this is) would surely have had something witty to add, we might recall that this is the date ascribed by many to St. Columba’s meeting with “Nessie” in 565– the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.  The date (not to mention the details) are a little fuzzy, provenance-wise, as the encounter was first reported in Adamnan’s The Life of Saint Columba nearly a century later…

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Written by LW

August 22, 2012 at 1:01 am

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