Workers are being challenged to dress brightly on the third Monday of the month in a bid to combat "blue Monday" – the most depressing day of the year, according to researchers.
Mental Health Research UK said that thanks to a combination of bad weather, debt, the need for Christmas detox and poor motivation, collective wellbeing was expected to sink to an all-year low on January 21.
Rooms with a view
Guests will not have to worry whether they get a room with a view when a hotel opens inside the UK's tallest building.
The new 202-room Shangri-La hotel will form part of the Shard, the 1,016ft-high glass building in London, which is set to open in June. Views will come from its position on floors 34 to 52 of the 70-storey building.
Apple store raided
The Apple store in Paris's Opera district was robbed by armed, masked men on New Year's Eve under the noses of riot police.
Reports claimed the raiders stole €1m worth of gadgets while police patrolled the nearby Champs-Elysees. However, the gendarmes refused to confirm the total. The gang forced their way into a back entrance about 9pm as a caretaker was leaving. The caretaker was "lightly injured" in the raid.
Turn back the years
A newspaper in the US has received a calendar to help ring in the new year – except the year is 1950.
'The Times-Tribune' in Scranton reports that it was delivered 63 years late without explanation. The large tube contained a 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar addressed to James Flanagan, former general manager of the newspaper.
Mouse causes storm
A MOUSE interrupted a live weather broadcast when it appeared in a radio studio.
Kate Kinsella was reading a bulletin for BBC Three Counties radio when she said: "We could be seeing gale-force winds from time to time through the afternoon. The good news is it will start . . . ahh! Sorry, there's a mouse just run past me in my studio."
Hunt for teen called off
The search for a teenager who jumped into a river from a ferry has been called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in England has said.
Coastguard rescue teams, a helicopter, police, Dartmoor Rescue Group and lifeboats were all involved in the hunt for 16-year-old Jordan Cobb, who went missing near the Torpoint Ferry slipway in Cornwall.