• On Good Things Utah this morning – We launder our indoor clothes daily, but outerwear gets neglected. Doctors weigh in on the health risks and suggest a washing frequency. Before tossing on a beanie or layering up with your puffer jacket, think about how much of the outside world it has touched ― public transportation, shared seating and lots of other potentially gross surfaces. And for some weird reason, most of us don’t launder them nearly as often as our regular clothes, if at all. If you’re part of the 38% of people who only wash their coats once a year or less — or the 28% who wash their scarves with that same frequency — there’s good news, according to Dr. Thomas A. Russo, chief of the University at Buffalo’s division of infectious diseases. “We tend to launder our clothes, but we’re much less likely to launder or take to the dry cleaners our coats, hats and scarves,” Russo told HuffPost. “At the end of the day, there’s really not many infectious diseases that are transmitted by our clothes. Is there a potential risk of getting infected from your clothes? Yes, but it’s a very low number.” So how often should you wash your outerwear? Tune in for the number (it’s more than you think)!
  • And in the world today, many people try to control others. “Control” means trying to dominate or command others, and these issues are everywhere: in marriages, at the workplace, and in friendships. They are even apparent in politics and religion. A thirst for control is rampant in our society and we can’t change what we do not acknowledge. Oftentimes, we think we’re being “helpful” and imparting wisdom the other person may not have. We also may assume we’re usually correct in our thinking and that the other person is wrong. In other situations, the controlling person is trying to control their own behavior. It can be the food they’re eating or behaviors they’re trying to change. If the control affects you alone, you are not controlling. If you want everyone around you to do what you say, you have moved into “control issues.” And a constant need to control others is where the “freak” part comes out.
  • Plus, the best part about Thanksgiving is sitting down to a large meal, and diving in. Cracker Barrel is making getting to that part of the holiday even easier, with fully prepared Heat n’ Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies now available for pre-orders. “At Cracker Barrel, we understand how important the holidays are for our guests and how much time families spend preparing for gatherings with loved ones,” Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Tate said in a press release. “With all the challenges families faced this year, they deserve to spend more time with their loved ones and Cracker Barrel has a variety of options to make the holidays more convenient and special.” The Heat N’ Serve Meals can be prepared in two hours or less, and start at $14.99 per person. The Heat n’ Feast serves eight to 10 people, while the Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner serves four to six people. Both options include a bundle of protein, sides, bread and dessert. The options will be available for pick-up from Cracker Barrel between November 19 and 26, and à la carte Thanksgiving menu items are also available.
  • At the end of the show – What’s the fastest way to feel joyful? Science says it’s an eight minute workout with specific moves. Nicea puts the ladies through the fun routine – get up and dance with us! Hope you tune in for a fun Wednesday edition of GTU Hour 2.