• On GTU lesson 2 this morning – There are more bizarre ways to score a job interview than you might think. Tiktok user @swedishswan proves this. In a video that has since been viewed over 5 million times, she shares her hilarious story of how she used a meme to get a job interview. The woman responded to a rejection letter with a meme. The woman shares that she woke up one morning to the unfortunate news and received an email from a company she had applied to, telling her they would not be pursuing her application. After getting tired of silently accepting rejections, the TikToker decided she would try a new approach with this email. “I really wanted this job, so I took a lesson from Gen Z and sent it back to them,” she says. She shows viewers a meme she sent to the company in response to her rejection — a popular meme that features a painting of Pope Leo X along with the text “Y tho” above it. To her surprise, it worked! We tell you what happened next.
  • Also, booking cheap flights is every traveler’s goal, but finding deals to your ideal destination isn’t always easy. Book at these times for great prices. Every traveler dreams of that moment when they stumble upon an ultra-cheap airfare and snag a bargain for their bucket list destination. Finding cheap flights can be difficult, especially if the dates you want to book aren’t flexible or fall during the high season. The best way to get cheap airfares is to be selective about when to book and when to fly. These are the best times of the year to find cheap flights to your dream destination:
    • Black Friday
      • Black Friday is known for being the Friday before Thanksgiving when retailers across America slash their prices in hopes of boosting sales. Luckily for travelers, this also applies to many airlines, making this an ideal time to start looking for flight deals to many cities around the world. Many airlines offer discount codes specifically for Black Friday, giving passengers a lower price at checkout. To get the best deals on Black Friday, be flexible about travel dates and destinations.
    • cyber monday
      • Cyber ​​Monday closely follows Black Friday and falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving every year. Oftentimes, retailers drop their prices even further on Cyber ​​Monday to clear out the deals that didn’t sell on Black Friday. Prepare to get online early on Cyber ​​Monday and look for the discount code required for the airline you are planning to book with. Some major airlines known for offering Cyber ​​Monday discounts include United Airlines, Air Canada, Air Transat, Delta, Icelandair, and WestJet.
    • January (for domestic flights)
      • There are certain months of the year when it is also cheaper to book flights and travel due to lower demand. For domestic flights within the United States and Canada, travelers can expect discounted fares during the winter months. Domestic flights are 10% cheaper in January than in June, according to data from the Airlines Reporting Commission (ARC).
  • Speaking of flying, the FAA is asking the public for suggestions on airplane seat sizes. According to USA Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will go further in establishing a minimum size for airplane seats. Beginning August 3, the FAA opened a portal for public feedback on airline seat sizes. This forum follows a 2019 mandate from Congress for the FAA to establish minimum airline seating dimensions. “There are very real injuries that occur from sitting in seats that aren’t designed for the human body,” Mica Endsley, the chair of government relations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, said in an interview with USA Today.
  • At the end of the show – your body offers all sorts of clues as to what’s going on inside it – if you know where to look. When it comes to dehydration, a quick skin pinch can be one way to find out if you’re losing more fluids than you’re taking in. That’s a hazard on scorching August days, when heat warnings are in place for much of the country. The heat index is expected to hit 100 degrees or more in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma and several other states on Wednesday. Dehydration means your body doesn’t have enough fluids to function properly, a potentially life-threatening condition, the National Library of Medicine has warned. It can sneak up on you, so a verified TikTok user posing as Dr. Karan Raj, a surgical doctor with the UK National Health Service, posted a video suggesting the skin pinch or skin turgor test to check. Simply pinch the skin on one of your knuckles for a moment and then release. When you’re well hydrated, the skin immediately returns to its original position, Raj said. But when you’re dehydrated, it loses its elasticity and stays in a pinched or “strained” position for a moment, he added. We hope you catch up on these hot topics and more in GTU Hour 2 this morning.