• On Good Things Utah this morning – We are celebrating the upcoming kick off to summer with a Pool Party themed show! And we kick it off with water safety. Swimming is great exercise, as well as a fun way to spend time together as a family. There’s nothing like spending an afternoon splashing around in the water and enjoying being together. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how dangerous swimming can be without careful preparation. In the United States, someone dies from drowning every 10 minutes. One out of every five drowning victims is a child, and, for every child who drowns, another five children get treated with injuries related to being submerged in water. Overall, drowning is the No. 2 leading cause of death for kids aged 5 to 14. The YMCA observes National Water Safety Month each year in May, but there’s no time like the present to remind parents of the basics of year-round water safety. When a parent takes time to equip their kids with essential water safety skills, they are protecting them and setting them up for a safe and enjoyable swimming experience every time.
  • Plus, store shelves are lined with sunscreens touting 15, 30, 50, maybe 100 SPF, but the higher number doesn’t always mean you’re getting better protection. In fact, it can even give you a false sense of security that leaves you with a nasty burn. So what number should you aim for? Sun protection factor, commonly read as SPF, is the way we measure how a sunscreen protects you from UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Specifically, it’s a measure of how long it would take your skin to burn from UV rays. Let’s say it would take you one hour for your skin to burn without any kind of protection on it. With SPF 30, it would take 30 hours if you applied it perfectly; with SPF 50, it would take 50 hours and so on. And how long before you should reapply? We have the answers for your this morning.
  • And want a better night’s sleep? Scientists have discovered a simple sleep habit that can literally clean your brain at night. What exactly does that mean? Well, when you sleep on your side, scientists say it can help improve your glymphatic system. This system is responsible for cleaning “misfolded proteins” out of your brain. These proteins play a large part in the formation of motor neuron diseases. As such, keeping your brain clear of them and helping your glymphatic system is important for everyone. Sleeping on your side can literally clean your brain!
  • Finally, the theme of summer 2022 is obviously go big or go home. And not just in the realm of vacations (because we’re absolutely all for splurging on a getaway this time of year), but also in the world of fashion. Big shoes! Big tote bags! And… big pants! Big, bold, billowy bottoms have been trending for a while, and we can safely say a good chunk of Hollywood’s most fashionable have now tested out the trend. Katie Holmes wore perhaps the biggest pants in the game while walking around NYC back in April, and supermodels like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid are also fans of the go-big-or-go-home bottoms. And now, we officially have new mom Jennifer Lawrence on board with oversized pants as well. We have the pictures and the pants you need this summer.
  • At the end of the show – Back when you were a kid, do you remember playing outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of your free time? We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today’s modern technologies. We are sharing some of those no-tech game ideas that you may have enjoyed as a kid. Tune in for these fun Hot Topics and more on our special Pool Party edition of GTU Hour 2.