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Portland, Ore., bar provides bright place to raise a glass on the shortest day of the year
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 1:13 AM EST
Saturday marks the shortest day of the year — the pinnacle of dread for people who have seasonal depression.
The condition known as SAD is more common in the perpetually cloudy Pacific Northwest — as well as in other northern locales — because it's triggered by long winter evenings that have people waking up in the dark.
Contrary to popular belief in Portland and Seattle, the rain has nothing to do with it.
A Seattle cafe owner started offering light therapy this fall after learning of Lightbar.