Today Is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

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Today Is the Most Depressing Day of the Year. And not only because the Patriots aren’t going to the Super Bowl. January 21 is Blue Monday, which some (mostly marketers) say is the most depressing day of the calendar year due to its lack of daylight, post-holiday financial problems, and pitches to spend more money to wash away our sorrows.  [WHDH]

Second-Graders at Orchard Gardens Remember Visiting Obama, Reciting MLK Speech. Eighteen students traveled to the White House last year to recite an abbreviated version of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech for the President. They still remember how that day felt. “I was about to use the bathroom on myself,” one student told the Globe.  [Boston.com]

Ortiz Spokesperson: ‘We Would Not Have Done Things Differently.’ U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office continues to comment on the Aaron Swartz case: “We thought the case was reasonably handled and we would not have done things differently,” spokesperson Christina DiIorio-Sterling told the Herald. “We’re going to continue doing the work of the office and of following our mission.”  [Herald]

Bright Horizons IPO Expected to Raise $200 Million. The Watertown-based daycare and early education company, owned by Bain Capital, is expected to public later this week.  [Boston Business Journal]

You Can Thank a Massachusetts Company for Helping Airport Security Be Less Awful. The TSA announced on Friday that it will replace full-body X-ray scanners with millimeter-wave scanners manufactured by L-3 Security & Detection Systems, a Massachusetts-based branch of L-3 Communications.  [Boston Business Journal]

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