Weekender Issue #70

The Assist Newsletter
February 18, 2023
2.18 weekender

Brainteaser of the day: Who is bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🫶 To Random Acts of Kindness
Spread kindness this week and every week by doing 1 thing out of the goodness of your heart. Stuck on what you can do?

🗓️ To This President’s Day Quiz
President’s day is on Monday Feb 20 this year — but how well do you know the US Presidents? Take the quiz and find out >

To Effective Performance Reviews
It’s that time of year where performance reviews start coming up. Find some tips on how to execute or prepare for one >

👯‍♀️ To New Friends
Making new friends as a adult can be hard. Check out these tips on how to put yourself out there >

👙 To A Sunkissed Tan
Ready for a summer tan? We feel you. Here’s how to get that summer glow in the middle of winter >


Don’t start from scratch — use a template


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How To Enjoy Being Alone


I was lingering in the doorway of the yoga studio on Sixth Ave the other day, slowly putting on my socks and sneakers, when I overheard a man, probably about 30, tell his friend the details of an upcoming trip he was taking. He was going on a two-week tour of New Zealand from north to south in order to take advantage of unused vacation days that he’d accumulated over the year. He had planned the trip on his own and was planning to execute it as such. His girlfriend, apparently, couldn’t get time off. What I thought, as I listened, was that herein lies the boundless power of finding joy in doing things alone.

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Take Control of Your Mental Wellness



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From George Clooney


“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Your Honor

Song to bump 🎵:
Special by Lizzo (feat. SZA)

Podcast 🎙️:  

Book 📚:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Alo Foxy Sherpa Jacket

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
That ’90s Show

Song to bump 🎵:
Over by Drake

Podcast 🎙️:
We Said What We Said

Book 📚:
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Wishlist 📝:
Voluspa Candle


In Case You Missed It…


The GIST Sports Business is a free, 3x weekly newsletter that covers the business side of sports. It’s female founded and written by women, offering a refreshing perspective on sports’ biggest headlines.

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monday.com is the secret to effortless collaboration with your team. Try it free today.

Morning Brew is one of our fave newsletters — you can get your own copy here.


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Rowdy pet of the week

Rowdy is a Toy Australian Shepherd who is 2 years old, and originally from a farm in Missouri. He took his first plane ride and moved to the Big Apple in 2021 and currently lives at home with his mom and dad.

He is the best boy who loves cuddles, walks, treats, and tearing apart boxes. He helps with house chores such as, cleaning up crumbs, dragging grocery delivery bags from the front door to the kitchen, un-fluffing pillows, and provides 24/7 love.

Rowdy is not a fan of baths, vacuums, or skateboards — he believes the world is better off without them. His words, not ours. He enjoys the occasional pup cup and visiting his friends at the dog park.

Current status: napping (with mr. duck).

💌 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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