• On GTU Hour 2 this morning – Model Hailey Bieber took to TikTok to share a genuine, pleading message for all the mean people on the internet, especially those who only have negative things to say on her posts. “Leave me alone at this point. I’m minding my business. I don’t do anything, I don’t say anything. Leave me alone, please. Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone,” she said. “I beg of you. Truly. That’s my only request. Leave me alone. Be miserable somewhere else, please.” Why is she being targeted and is it fair for a public figure to request to be left alone? Tune in as the ladies dive into this Hot Topic.
  • Plus, if you’re feeling lonely in your free time, do something that uses your skills and concentration. Researchers led by Penn State University in Pennsylvania in the United States studied loneliness and leisure time amongst international college students and older adults. They concluded that leisure activities involving some skill and concentration were less likely to make us lonely than passive, unchallenging activities like watching television. To read more click here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/leisure-activities-for-loneliness/
  • And should it be called ‘retail therapy’, or a real problem? When a certain all-consuming global event swallowed our lives two years ago, we were afraid. And when people are afraid, their behavior changes. They have frighteningly lucid dreams. They treat jars of yeasty goo like pets. And they turn to accessible sources of comfort, like drinking, food, making coffee that’s a solid for some reason—and buying what their targeted Instagram ads tell them to. For many, shopping became a way to feel normal and safe. (Data shows that online shopping jumped by 32% in 2020.) Maybe you spent the pandemic cruising Target collabs, ordering sixteen wireless bras in search of the perfect support, or prettifying your house-prison with cute bric-a-brac. The hours needed filling, and while wine at 11 a.m. felt icky, buying stuff felt fine, even good. And somewhere along the way, some of us became problem shoppers, who buy things not because they need or want them, but simply to feel better. Does shopping a feel-good escape for you? The ladies weigh in.
  • At the end of the show – Are you moving soon? Moving can be a stressful experience but with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be. Tune in for some helpful tips to reduce the chaos that is often associated with transitioning from one home to another. Hope you join us for these Hot Topics and so much more this morning on GTU Hour 2.