Weekender Issue #85

The Assist Newsletter
June 3, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: I am a ball that can be rolled but not bounced or thrown. What am I?

Click here to see the answer.


Treat Yo’Self


🎨 To Finding Your Color
Not sure what color suits your skin tone and hair color? Discover your colors here >

🥚 To National Egg Day
What better way to celebrate National Egg Day than with a new recipe. Check out the best egg recipes ever >

👜 To a Weekender Bag
Travel season is here. Find your next fave weekender bag here >

☀️ To Summer Fridays
Pitch Summer Fridays to your org. Get tips here >

🧶 To Crafts For Your Kids
Are your kids complaining about being bored? Consider doing one of these crafts >


Crush Your To-Do List On Monday



Feeling buried under your workload? Say goodbye to the chaos with monday.com.

Executive Assistants can assign tasks and track progress with ease, while Admin Professionals can streamline workflows and eliminate manual data entry.

Operations experts can access real-time data insights, and HR Gurus can manage their team’s time off, recruitment processes, and employee onboarding all in one place.

Not in one of those job titles? No worries — monday.com is a versatile platform that can be used for all your project management, event planning, content creation, and customer relationship management needs.

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How An Adult ADHD Diagnosis Is Helping Me Reset My Life


When I received my ADHD diagnosis at 32 years old, I felt brand new.

I can explain. Imagine this: someone scoops a serving of spaghetti noodles into your outstretched hands. Then ladles on the marinara. As your hands are overflowing and messy, they offer you meatballs. And garlic bread. This is how I describe my brain; overflowing with exciting ideas to the point where they slip through the cracks, like spaghetti between your fingers. With this diagnosis, it felt like someone finally handed me a plate.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that has varying combinations of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity (emotional dysregulation is being examined as well). It is most frequently diagnosed in childhood, especially in young boys. But as research begins to be more inclusive across gender, age, and ethnicity, the gaps that have existed are beginning to narrow. It presents uniquely across individuals, although it’s frequently boiled down to stigmatized examples in the media—like someone stopping mid-sentence to say, look, a squirrel!

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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


From Colin R. Davis


“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 :
Vanderpump Rules

Song to bump 🎵:
Photo ID (with Dominic Fike) by Remi Wolf

Podcast 🎙️:
In The Dark (S1)

Book 📚:
The Humans by Matt Haig

Wishlist 📝:
Patric Ta Major Brow Defining Pencil

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :
Queer Eye

Song to bump 🎵:

Podcast 🎙️:
Brooke and Conner Make A Podcast

Book 📚:
Beach Read by Emily Henry

Wishlist 📝:
Xyzal Allergy Medicine


In Case You Missed It…


Miro has an awesome icebreaker available — The Character Mix & Match — to help energize your team.

Group Together is the easiest way to get a group gift and card together for a teammate. Their platform is free for unlimited people.

International Intrigue is a free global affairs briefing created by former diplomats to help the next generation of leaders better understand how geopolitics, business and tech intersect.

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


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🥰  Make your teammates feel special by celebrating these employee milestones.

🗓️ Need help planning out your work? Get ideas (and free templates!) here.

🔖 Catch up on all Weekender newsletters here.

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🚨 Job Openings

❗If you have a job opening at your company that you’d like us to share in our newsletter, please submit it here.




Astrid pet of the week

Astrid is a muted Calico with fur as soft and fluffy as a cloud. She is fully aware that she is gorgeous and will use that to get away with everything.

Astrid loves to sunbathe on the back porch, chase the ever elusive red dot, and lounge in front of the television because she knows she’s better looking than whatever is on the screen.

The self-proclaimed queen dubs any box or bag that enters the front door as hers, whether she fits or not (she will try to sit). When she isn’t busy with her royal duties, Astrid loves to snuggle up under a throw blanket, adores belly rubs, and takes naps in any drawer left slightly ajar.

💌 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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