Weekender Issue #83

The Assist Newsletter
May 20, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: How many apples can you put in an empty basket?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🐶 To Adopt, Don’t Shop
Don’t we all want an excuse to get a dog? Here are 10 reasons you should adopt a dog >

💻 To Adopting New Tech
Helping employees adapt to new technology can be difficult. Here are 8 strategies to follow >

🐝 To Saving the Bees
Happy World Bee Day! Check out these 10 ways you can help #BeeTheSolution >

📓 To New Stationary
Make work efficient and cute with new stationary. Shop these brands to elevate your desk >

🏊‍♀️ To Learning How to Swim
It’s never too late to learn how to swim. As we near summertime and pool days, try out these beginner swimming tips >


Incentivize your team to get moving 🏃‍♀️



When someone takes part in Bike to Work Day, you can tell by the grease marks on their calves and helmet on their desk.

📈 But how do you scale and reward your wellness initiatives as your company grows?

Bonusly’s claimable awards incentivize healthy behaviors that contribute to a strong workplace, whether it’s Bike to Work Day, flu shots, a company step challenge, or your team’s vegetarian chili cook-off.

You can also create custom wellness rewards to showcase your company’s culture and add some fun to your corporate wellness initiatives.

👉 Boost Workplace Wellness With Bonusly


Why Making Friends As An Adult Is So Hard (and How To Do It)


As an adult, I’ve lived in five different states.

Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, California, and now, I live in Colorado. Each experience has brought its own set of challenges. Some moves were prompted by school and education. Other moves were prompted by job and career opportunities. But all the moves came with one common denominator: it’s hard to make friends as an adult.

The research backs this up: making friends as an adult is harder than it seems. In fact, the May 2021 American Perspectives Survey had interesting findings on adult friendships. Many Americans don’t have a large number of close friends. In fact, 49% report having three or fewer close friends.

When it comes to adult friendships, most Americans report having situational friendships. For example, people make temporary friends in the workplace, at school, in the gym, or in some other shared community. Nearly 70% report having a friend that they only see in certain places or at certain times.

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We Love a Good Template


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We’ve compared monday.com to the Swiss army knife of project management softwares — and they’ve taken it up a notch by launching industry specific templates.

Here are some of our fave templates that you can use today (for free):

For HR & Recruiting:

For EAs/Admins/Operations:

See more templates


From Diane McLaren


“Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 

Song to bump 🎵:
This Head I Hold by Electric Guest

Movie 🎥 :  

Book 📚:
Artemis by Andy Weir

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Leather Laptop Tote Bag


In Case You Missed It…


Miro, our fave (free) online whiteboard tool, has partnered with us to bring you the best of the best work templates. Sign up with your work email and get them for free.

Obé makes working out fun so it becomes a daily habit. Try it free for a month.

Talkspace is the therapist you can take anywhere, anytime, with licensed professionals just a text away.

Good Chop is a flexible subscription meat delivery service based in Austin, Texas, that sources high-quality, ethically-raised meats from local farms and delivers them directly to consumers.


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Strider pet of the week

Welcome, Strider!

“My boyfriend and I recently added a third cat to our household. She is 17 years old, loud as hell, and we are both completely obsessed with her. When she isn’t preventing us from getting anything done by laying on top of us, she loves to stretch out on a heating pad like the queen she is.

Our 3 year old ginger cat is actively engaged in melting her icy exterior, but it’s a slow process. We’ve only had her a few months, but we can’t remember a time when the soundtrack of our lives wasn’t her rickety, old lady yell. You can follow our many adventures on Instagram @atlantacathouse.”

P.S. Have you heard of NomNom? It’s the leading fresh dog food delivery service that provides your furry friend with fresh food for their health.

💌 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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