What would we do without scientists? Live Science has this groundbreaking and shocking study that proves weekends are good for you:

Just about everybody – even workaholics – should look forward to the weekend, when most people get a mood boost, a new study suggests.

Participants in the study often reported better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon as compared with the rest of the week.

“Workers, even those with interesting, high-status jobs, really are happier on the weekend,” said study researcher Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester.

The researchers tracked the moods of 74 adults between the ages of 18 to 62 who worked at least 30 hours per week.

I really hope it wasn’t government funded though I can’t imagine anyone else being stupid enough to do a study like this.