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Most Depressing Day of the Year

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Unfinished business: how Disney and Marvel killed happy ever afters

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be one of the highest-grossing films ever released, but it is also one of the most depressing. However delighted our heroes are to destroy the Death Star - sorry, ... Any ceasefire in the Star Wars universe will be as ...
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Raw Australia face another swing test - ‎1 hour ago‎
If Australia forgot about that depressing figure during their home summer, they should dredge the memory back up. Denial is rarely a successful coping ... The previous year, India rolled New Zealand for 192 on the first day but another mammoth second ...
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Keith Jackson: Scottish football is on the up.. but SFA and SPFL keep dragging us down

Scottish Daily Record - ‎39 minutes ago‎
It was then that a sobering truth began to dawn along wioth the realisation that the most embarrassing factor in all of this confusion, was our complete and utter lack of surprise.

Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
In 2008, the tube's then managing director, Tim O'Toole, assured the London Evening Standard that, with the new hall, which cost £395m, “the underground station complex will ... be capable of handling all the extra demand predicted for years ahead ...
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Woman at Donald Trump rally calls Ted Cruz a 'p***y' in New Hampshire

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
The woman who shouted the insult in the first place, a 52-year-old woman from the town of Salem, repeated it after the rally, telling a reporter that she's a 'huge Trump supporter.
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Cameron's proposed sovereignty law would be 'pointless', says former attorney general - Politics live

The Guardian (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
I feel that we need to have the best affordable system at the minimum level to enable us to respond should sometime in the next 50 years someone want to attack us. And we .... But at the end of the day the buck stops somewhere. .... The Labour MP ...
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Research Finds Disparity Between The Most-Liked Super Bowl Spots -- And Those That Will Drive Business

Forbes - ‎10 hours ago‎
As reported widely, this year's collection of commercials seemed the antidote to last year's ads that were somber and even depressing. Spots featuring ... The findings are impressive in their disparity with the most-liked ads. Using its ... Andy Ball ...
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Slaven Bilic's West Ham can join Boys of 86 and claim Champions League spot, says Tony Cottee

Evening Standard - ‎18 hours ago‎
The most important season in West Ham United's history reaches another staging post tonight. Victory over ... It reminds Tony Cottee of the club's finest season, 30 years ago. .... “Going into the season it was miserable - 1985 was a bad year,” he ...
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Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' With Turtle-Chomping Alligator Debuts On TBS – Review

Deadline - ‎14 hours ago‎
She announced at the outset of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee how tough it had been, being on the sidelines all these months during the run-up to the Presidential primaries or, as she put it, “the most deranged political sh!tshow” of all time. Of ...

8 Single People Who Truly Made The Most Out Of Valentine's Day

Elite Daily (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
This year, I'm thankful for Valentine's Day ads because without them, it would be really hard to remember my girlfriend is biologically predisposed to arousal via exposure to large bunches of flowers and shiny objects shaped like hearts.

Comic Artist Depicts Single Women They Way They Really Are — Quite Content, Thank You Very Much

Bustle - ‎13 hours ago‎
Because we're all focused on the celebration of love (or the lack thereof) this month, I bring you the work of Idalia Candelas, a Mexico-based artist who created a series of comics about being happy single women.

Year After Effect: Five pitchers at injury risk

Sports Illustrated - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lance McCullers of the Astros is the embodiment of state-of-the-art pitching. He reached the big leagues last year at a precocious age (21), throws ferociously hard (up to 98 mph, with a cruising speed of 95), whipsaws one of the game's nastiest ...
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Migrant camps in Kent? We don't need these scare stories to make a case for the EU

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
They are united only by their inability to answer even the most basic questions about post-Brexit Britain. This excitable debate feels eerily similar to last year's vote over bombing in Syria. Warmongers claimed our valiant nation would defeat ...

Waging the War Against Cynicism With Idealized Superheroes

The Mary Sue - ‎8 hours ago‎
Sunny positivity rings hollow in a world that gets more goddamn depressing by the day. Though Don Draper, Walter White, and Tony Soprano have ... “I have been a cop for 25 years,” Joe says. “All I can see is the flaws, the lies, the dark thoughts that ...

8 Personal Tips for Fighting the February Blues

Huffington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
I find even the most casual conversations daunting and draining. I've had this ... Still, while during the rest of the year, I might enjoy a handful of beers per week, in February, I guzzle sparkling water and do not stop until I have consumed five ...

Ask Emily: Should I chase my dreams, or live like a boss?

Quartz - ‎18 hours ago‎
You've identified a common late-capitalist dilemma: the choice between a lower-paying, emotionally fulfilling job and a higher-paying but depressing one. How do we make ... The slightly longer answer is that most jobs contain some boring work. I would ...

Keeping The Faith - The Paradox of Silver Supply, Demand, and Sentiment – Interview with Andy Hoffman

The Market Oracle - ‎13 hours ago‎
Andy: Yeah. I get enough of it reading millions and millions of depressing real articles. ... The question is are you seeing from a silver standpoint, are you guys getting calls because many characterize this demand as, "Well, the mint is on pace for ...

Scientists Develop IQ Test for Dogs

Good News Network - ‎14 hours ago‎
I was absoutely blown away by the fact that there was someone out there in the world who had not only thought of creating a Good News Network, but who had done it for ten years. -Viktoria ... After being in several very depressing conversations with ...

The Climate Movement's Secret Weapon: Kids

Seattle Weekly - ‎4 hours ago‎
These are the kids, aged 8 to 14, who've trained to become “Climate Justice Ambassadors”—the official title of every member of Plant for the Planet who participates in a day-long “Academy”—giving ebullient speeches to their peers at school and at ...

In Motion On the Emptiness of Progress

PopMatters - ‎15 hours ago‎
Maybe it's just me, but there's something depressing about an app that explicitly converts the grind of daily existence into the grind of an RPG, as if life were nothing more than a series of progress bars to fill.