Weekender Issue #43

The Assist Newsletter
August 11, 2022
8/13 weekender

Brainteaser of the day: You’re escaping a maze, and there are three doors in front of you. The door on the left leads to a pit of lava. The door in the center leads to a room filled with deadly gas. The door on the right leads to a lion that hasn’t eaten in three months. Which door do you choose?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


💼 To Managing Up
Are you dealing with a micromanager? Here’s 7 signs to watch out for and how to manage them >

🏋️‍♀️ To Office Exercises
Make time to be active throughout the day. Here are 25 Office Exercises to do at your desk >

📚 To Reading More
Reading can help reduce stress and improve our vocabulary. Finding the time to read can be hard, but here’s how >

To Inspiration
Do you need more inspiration at work? Here’s 100 Inspirational Quotes to read daily at your desk >

📦 To Getting Rid of Things
Want to get rid of extra junk. Have a Garage Sale! Here’s how to get started >


Here’s What Employees Actually Want


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14 Quick Tips for Finding a New Job


Unless you are one of the lucky few who works in a high-demand career, finding a new job can be a challenging and frustrating experience.

You can make the job search a bit easier on yourself if you use proactive strategies for finding a new job – and the tips for finding a new job included in this article are applicable to all job seekers, from those just starting out to experienced candidates who need a quick refresher.

Here are some of my best tips for finding a new job at any career level.

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Communication Tips Based on Your Mercury Sign

Nebula communication tips

Mercury is a Planet of communication and communication is one of the a keys to getting where we want, weather it’s a long awaited promotion, regualting a conflict situation, or letting our person know how we feel. Nebula’s astrologer, prepared short tips to highlight the areas of the potential growth for the each Mercury sign.

Find out your Mercury sign in Nebula.

Here are the tips for the each Mercury sign


Your fiery nature serves you well in some situations, but not all. Pick your moments to release the inner fire. Sometimes, your communication would be better served by taking a calm and centered approach.


As an earth sign, you communicate best when you are grounded. Stick to your strengths when it comes to trying to make your voice heard by keeping yourself grounded and sticking to your guns. It will serve you best. Mercury appreciates when you play to your strengths.


Even if it’s uncomfortable for you, make sure you say how you are feeling. To be understood is your number one goal in life, so don’t block yourself.


You can sometimes be a people pleaser, Cancer. This means you can say yes when you mean no. It comes from a good place within, but to be understood better, you must say no when that is what you mean.


This is your biggest communication block, contrary to your Lion like nature, you can be guilty of feeling shy. This reservedness will not help you to communicate effectively, especially in relationships, so do your best at pushing through in these moments.


Release that heart Chakra of yours, Virgo. It is vital in order to communicate with yourself, others, and the universe. You feel deeply, and there is no need to apologize for that, let it out.


Remember, communication is two ways. Truly listen, with all 5 senses, to understand what is being said and felt. Listen deeply to be able to communicate more effectively & truthfully.


Yes, you can sometimes be too direct. To truly understand and to be truly understood, it is important to put thought into what you are communicating.


To avoid sending mixed messages, make sure you communicate what it is you wish to communicate. Don’t go around the houses, stay ok the matter at hand and keep it brief and specific where ever possible, especially when it’s important.


Messages can be received differently depending on when they are communicated. Therefore, timing is key! Especially for you, Capricorn! Be aware of your surroundings and emotions… not everything is best spoken as soon as it is thought or felt.


You’re uniqueness and identity is everything to you, Aquarius! So don’t water yourself down when it comes to communication, and I mean communication in every sense. With yourself, with others, in business and relationships, and especially with the universe. Being yourself will always be the key to your success.


Communication is a verb, it is an action, something that we physically do – however that might be (speaking, body language, messaging online, manifesting with the universe) & so it is important to get those thoughts and feelings out there, Pisces, you are ever the dreamer – so this can be a challenge for you. Don’t hesitate to share your dreams and intentions because that’s how you make them come true.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our astrologers if you want a more specific explanation about your communication and other matters. Each of us is a whole universe and for more specification we need to know your Natal Chart details 🌌

For everyday inspiration and insight 💜.

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From Earl G. Graves, Sr.


“Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Song to bump 🎵:
Calm Down by Rema

Movie 🎥:  
Uncharted (Netflix)

Book 📚:
Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Too Hot to Handle (Netflix)

Song to bump 🎵:
Wrapped Around Your Finger by Post Malone

Podcast 🎙️:
La Platica

Book 📚:
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow


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Say “Hi” to Stevie Nicks! Stevie does a great job at helping out her humans, such as laying on their hands while trying to work. Her favorite activities include eating treats and laying spread eagle on her back in the middle of the kitchen while her humans make dinner.

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