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Study Finds People Are More Depressed on the Weekend

TGIF . . . or Maybe Not

After working hard and being productive all week, there’s nothing like two days of freedom stretching out ahead of you to give your mood a lift. Or is there?

A recent German study has found that people tend to be most bummed out about life in general on Sundays, with Saturdays and Fridays following closely behind. And (much less official) research by Zubin Jelveh of The New Republic finds that Americans experience the weekend blahs, too — 90 percent of Americans think life is good on Wednesdays, compared with only 79 percent on Sundays.

So what gives? Anticipation of a new workweek beginning, maybe? Or is work such a big part of our lives that we feel adrift and slightly depressed when we’re not actually working?

Source: Flickr User strochka

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