Weekender Issue #47

The Assist Newsletter
September 10, 2022
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Brainteaser of the day: The water level in a reservoir is low, but doubles every day. It takes 60 days to fill the reservoir. How long does it take for the reservoir to become half full?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


📝 To Overcoming Procrastination
It’s easy to put things off. Break the procrastination cycle with these tips >

👯‍♀️ To Friendships
September is National Friendship Month. Celebrate by growing your friendships >

💰 To Ask For A Raise
Asking for a raise can be intimidating. Here are 5 tips to ask for a raise >

🤣 To A Good Laugh
We can’t get enough of this. I promise you’ll laugh >

👗 To 2nd-Hand Clothing
Thrift shopping is not only so fun but better for the environment. Learn how to get rid of the smells that come along with it >


Swipe These Creative Employee Reward Ideas


Bonusly's 65 Creative Employee Reward Ideas

You don’t have to spend a lot on employee rewards in order for them to be meaningful and effective 🎁.

As it happens, because you can give smaller rewards more frequently, they can have a more significant impact than larger rewards you give less often 🥰.

Get inspired by these 65 creative employee reward ideas


13 Practical Ways To Help Employees Adapt To New Technology


Tech continues to play a larger and larger role in businesses and industries of all stripes. As companies bring on more and newer technology to help improve productivity, employees who were initially trained on older systems or who are new to a higher-tech workplace may struggle to keep up or even resist using the new tech at all.

Giving your team the support they need to learn and leverage new tech is a win-win situation for everyone.

Below, 13 members of Forbes Human Resources Council share tips for effectively introducing new tech tools to your team members.

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Old habits die hard — so try this 🤗



What helps with productivity (especially on a #nobones day)?

Having a foundation of good, small habits that add up to propel you forward — even when you have zero motivation.

Sunsama combines a digital planner with daily prompts that help you build good habits over time.

Try it for free today

P.S. Their Focus Mode is a game changer 👌.


From Carrie Fisher


“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Little Demon (Hulu)

Song to bump 🎵:
Banshee by Santigold

Movie 🎥:  

Book 📚:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Never Have I Ever (Netflix)

Song to bump 🎵:
Easy Lover by Ellie Goulding feat. Big Sean

Podcast 🎙️:
Violating Community Guidelines

Book 📚:
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


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Ollie pet of the week
This is Ollie 🥺. He is the best snuggle-pup, doodle-friend, playmate, and confidant a girl can have. He’s also a major bed hog but his human loves him anyway!

We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist and want to feature a pet each week — send us a photo of your fur baby to be featured!

💌  Email [email protected] with your pet’s name, photo and a fun fact about your pet.

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