There are times when news certainly brings you down. More than Heath's death, there are some things that are equally painful to hear. Like this one from, sigh, Yahoo! Of all companies!
Came across this great article (really!) on things to do in case you lose your job this year. Or if you care about finding one.
One more thing. It would be easy to say that we all should "live within our means", but I do believe it's true (however difficult). Here's a nice article on care of personal finances, as recession sure seems just about here already.