Weekender Issue #69

The Assist Newsletter
February 11, 2023
2.11 weekender

Brainteaser of the day: What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🫶 To Celebrating V-Day
Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or it’s complicated, you can always cheers to love. Here’s some ideas on how to spread the love this Valentine’s Day >

📚 To Good Reads
Taking time to read about self care is a form of self care, right? We think so! Check out these 5 books to get inspired >

🏈 To Putting the Bowl in Super Bowl
Even if you’re not a big football fan, we can all appreciate the snacks that come with game day. Find some apps to make for tomorrow >

🤝 To A Broader Professional Network
Networking is a vital aspect to job searching and staying connected. Learn to grow your connections and professional network >

☕️ To A Cup a Joe
For all your coffee addicts, today is National Latte Day. Try something new with these recipes >


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A Recession Is Widely Expected. Here’s How to Prepare


As Anthony Okocha started hearing more and more talk about a potential recession earlier this year, he didn’t get nervous—he got practical. The 2021 college grad says his mindset became “control what I can control and minimize the risk of what I cannot,” while taking steps to prepare for a recession.

“My main focus is on becoming indispensable, or as close to indispensable as possible, especially in my career,” says Okocha, 23, who works in tech sales. In an effort to make himself “recession-proof” in the workplace, Okocha is investing in his personal development by expanding his skillset—often doing so for less money than he might spend going out in his hometown of Chicago. In recent months, he paid off his car loan and credit card debt, and has re-evaluated his monthly budget to find ways to cut back so he can allocate more money to saving and investing. Okocha has also met with financial planners to get advice about how to navigate a difficult economic period while still pursuing his long-term goals.

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From Maya Angelou


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
Alice in Borderland (Szn 2)

Must-watch Movie 🎬:
Mars One

Podcast 🎙️:
Bone Valley

Book 📚:
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Wishlist 📝:
Beis Carry-On Roller Bag

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :

Song to bump 🎵:
Conceited by SZA

Podcast 🎙️:
The Betchelor

Book 📚:
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Wishlist 📝:
Sudoku Puzzles


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Ernie pet of the week

This is Ernie 🥹. Ernie is a lot of personality wrapped into a single dog. He’s a very vocal pup and not afraid to speak his mind.

He has a favorite blanket he will carry around the house, but also likes to lay on pillows. He will often build forts with them and burrow. Ernie prances when he’s at a slow jog, like a show horse winning first prize. He makes his humans laugh regularly and feel loved every moment he is around. Ernie loves them ❤️.

💌 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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