• On GTU Hour 2 this morning – A middle school in Mississippi is facing criticism for its recent approach to helping girls with their body image: by offering to hand out shapewear. That is, at least, according to the outraged mom of an eighth-grader who took to Facebook to post the photo of a notice she says was sent home with her daughter. “So this is what my 8th grade daughter brought home from school today. I am beyond pissed,” wrote Ashley Wells Heun in her Tuesday Facebook post, which included a photo of a permission slip allegedly sent home from the Southaven Middle School, a public school in Southaven, Miss., from school counselors. We’ll tell you how the school is responding to all the backlash on line.
  • Plus, having a good friend at work you can confide in and commiserate with can be a blessing during these hard times. Research has found that it can even fuel greater job satisfaction: In a survey of more than 195,600 employees in the U.S., Gallup found that 20% of them said they had a best friend at work. This was also the group that reported being most engaged and committed to their jobs. Does this mean you’re in trouble if you don’t have any friends at work? If you are feeling anxiety and shame over being professionally friendless, recognize that a lot of people feel the same way. It’s hard, period, to make friends as an adult, let alone at your job. And just because you spend over 2,000 hours a year in close proximity with your co-workers doesn’t mean that you will automatically become friends with them.
  • And breakups are a fact of life. Whether your connection is friendly, romantic or professional, many relationships run their course. But what happens when the person you need to cut ties with is your therapist? That’s the question at the heart of Apple TV+’s dark comedy miniseries, “The Shrink Next Door.” The series tells the story of an anxiety-prone small business owner (Will Ferrell) who becomes manipulated and used by his psychiatrist (Paul Rudd) for nearly 30 (maddening!) years. It explores what happens when doctor-patient boundaries are crossed (or in this case, obliterated) and how influential a therapist really can be over a patient. So how do you know when you need to make a change? Click here for more: https://www.today.com/health/breakup-therapist-rcna11818
  • Hope you join us as we dive into these Hot Topics and more this morning on GTU Hour 2.