• On Good Things Utah this morning – It’s no secret that Encanto is taking every household by storm, and for so many wonderful reasons: the representation of Afro-Latino and non-Black Latino culture in an emotional and raw story surrounding the magical Madrigal family. Also, the movie’s soundtrack is a banger! But young kids are also really connecting with the character of the middle Madrigal sister, Luisa. Luisa’s gift comes in the form of her strength, which is impressively superhuman. Though her story also focuses on her internal strength as well as physical, Luisa’s muscles play an important role in showcasing her gift of strength. Though according to Encanto artists, she almost didn’t have them. According to The Mary Sue, Dylan Ekren, a character modeling supervisor at Disney, took to Twitter to talk about Luisa and how hard it was to get Disney executives on board with her muscles.
  • Plus, Utahns are more concerned about growth than at any point in the last 25 years. Depending on the metric, Utah is typically one of the fastest, if not the fastest, growing state in the country. But new research suggests 2 in 5 Utahns believe future growth will lead to a declining quality of life. Since the 2010 census, the Beehive State’s population inflated by 18.4%, the largest increase in the U.S. Between 2020 and 2021, the four fastest growing states were all in the Intermountain West — Idaho led the pack with 2.9% growth. Utah and Montana tied for second at 1.7%, followed by Arizona at 1.4%. To read more click here: https://www.ksl.com/article/50334466/utah-leaders-say-growth-is-good-for-the-state-do-utahns-agree-
  • And running out of energy too quickly? Try one (or all) of these tricks to boost it back up and get more out of your day. Energy, not time, is the basis for productivity. Having all the hours in the day won’t help you if you’re exhausted for most of it. Your habits define your energy levels. If you have good habits, you’ll feel energized and be more resilient to burn out, both physically and mentally. If your habits are misaligned, you can get into a cycle where you feel worse and worse, until your it’s a struggle just to keep up. Deena tells us how to instantly feel more energized. And for more click here: https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2018/11/16/increase-energy/
  • At the end of the show – Have you seen this new personality test? Whether it’s a “who am I attracted to?” test or a “what personality am I attracted to?” quiz, there are, in fact, ways to get a definitive conclusion that you’ve been seeking. Our inexplicable attraction to someone may leave friends asking things like “why?” with you responding as best you can by saying something like, “I have no earthly clue!” Because sometimes, each of us are drawn to people for reasons that are beyond our understanding. Take this test along with us – Hope you join us this morning for a busy Tuesday on GTU.