Weekender Issue #110

The Assist Newsletter
November 24, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who was in the photograph?

Click here to see the answer.

🤔 Check out all of the November 2023 Weekender Brainteasers here.


Treat Yo’Self


🤎 To Giving To Charities Confidently
Feel good by donating confidently with tips for supporting charities during the holidays. Here’s how to evaluate a non-profit before you donate >

✈️ To Breezing Through Airport Security
Take the stress out of flying by getting TSA Precheck. Streamline your travels here >

🍿To A Holiday Hallmark Movie Marathon
Get your holly jolly on with the best new holiday flicks. Grab some cocoa and snuggle up here >

🎨 To An Artsy Watercolor Paint Night
Get creative with a festive sip and paint party for you and your besties. Uncork some fun here >

🧘‍♀️To A Good Morning Stretch
Minimize anxiety and tension first thing by incorporating morning stretches into your routine. Find calm and focus for the day ahead with these 7 stretches >


How well do you know your team?


Miro - 1 truth 2 lies template

1 truth 2 lies is a simple icebreaker to do and creates healthy banter.

Here’s how to play:

  • Team members populate a total of three sticky notes with 2 lies and 1 truth.
  • Once completed, everyone uses dots to vote for the one they think is the truth.
  • Do a round-robin where each person gets to share verbally what the correct “truth” sticky was.

This icebreaker is really easy, quick and fun, and is a great way to energize your team before starting a meeting.

Swipe the template and play with your team


My Experience In Pelvic Floor Therapy: What It Is — And Why You Should Try It


Of the many, many things I was not prepared for when I decided to have a child, the postpartum experience is at the top of the list.

I’m not talking about the sleeplessness, breastfeeding struggles, being touched out, or general terror of suddenly having a helpless little person entirely in our care; I’m talking specifically about all the ways my body would be permanently altered.

I’d read the books and gone to the classes and followed the Instagram accounts, but I still went into labor and delivery with only a vague idea of what I could expect my body to endure, let alone what recovery would be like.

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This holiday season, find a moment for yourself


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From Marissa Mayer


“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
A Murder at The End of The World

Song to bump 🎵:
Baby Blue by Surfaces

Movie 🎥:

Book 📚:
Killers of The Flower Moon by David Grann

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer (Might still be a Black Friday Deal!)

Cameron’s Recs


Other stuff we’re loving this week…


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💧 Water Bottle: LARQ’s self-cleaning water bottle is worth the hype. Insulated, sleek, and utilizes their PureVis tech to clean 99% of bio-contaminants (like E.coli) to keep your water cool and clean.

💋 Beauty: If you need your makeup to last — REALLY last — all day long, check out Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray. Even if you’re moshing through a crowd, this stuff really keeps your face in tact.

🛠️ Software: Looking to house all your notes, projects, and deadlines in one place? Notion is where it’s at — intuitive, easy to use, and lets you collaborate with others in one place.


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Rocco Giovanni


Rocco Giovanni pet of the week

This loving baby boy is Rocco.

He is a Shih Tzu, and because of his small size, his owner wanted him to have a commanding name.

He thinks he’s a big dog because he’ll stand up to big dogs like he’s his owner’s bodyguard. He loves to chase squirrels around the yard and up trees.

And he’ll sit under the tree patching out showing how tough he is (or thinks he is). But he’s really just a lover at heart.

💌 We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — fill out this form for your fur baby to be featured!
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