Weekender Issue #97

The Assist Newsletter
August 25, 2023

Brainteaser of the day: Five copycats were on a flight. One jumped out, so how many are left?

Click here to see the answer.

🤔 Check out all of the August 2023 Weekender Brainteasers here.


Treat Yo’Self


🐶 To Dogs
Happy National Dog Day! Do this to spoil your dog today >

🎀 To Feminism
Barbie broke box office records. Will its records enact positive change for women’s equality? Read here >

❤️ To Healthy Love
Finding how you love can be crucial to having a healthy relationship. Find out what your attachment style is here >

💻 To A Clean Laptop
We all know the struggle of trying to get a crumb out of your keyboard. Read about how you can safely clean your laptop >

🍷 To Wine
Wine tasting can be a fun experience, but boy is it a long and pricey day. Enjoy all the benefits of wine tasting at home with these virtual experiences >


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What’s the Right Way to Find a Mentor?


In the summer of 2004, I was 18 years old, preparing for my first year of college and looking for ways to fund my education. I was working double shifts at KFC and late nights at Hollywood Video, and yet, one day, I found myself at a gas station without enough money to fill up my tank.

I made a promise to myself to do whatever it would take to never be in this situation again: one where I was living from paycheck to paycheck, working multiple jobs, and couch surfing to save money on rent. Working harder — in my case, 12-hour days — wasn’t getting me anywhere, but I knew that working smarter could. As the child of refugee parents from Vietnam, I didn’t have anyone at home who understood how to navigate the American school system or workforce. I knew I needed help, someone to guide me.

A good mentor can make a huge imprint on your life, and it is thanks to not one, but many, that I was able to grow from that woman stuck at the gas station into who I am now.

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How well do you know your team?


Miro - 1 truth 2 lies template

1 truth 2 lies is a simple icebreaker to do and creates healthy banter.

Here’s how to play:

  • Team members populate a total of three sticky notes with 2 lies and 1 truth.
  • Once completed, everyone uses dots to vote for the one they think is the truth.
  • Do a round-robin where each person gets to share verbally what the correct “truth” sticky was.

This icebreaker is really easy, quick and fun, and is a great way to energize your team before starting a meeting.

Swipe the template and play with your team


From Neil Gaiman


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Joanna’s Recs


Joanna Ericta

Show to binge 📺 : 
Angel City

Song to bump 🎵:
One and Only – AseMix

Podcast 🎙️:  
Armchair Expert – Natalie Portman Returns

Book 📚:
An Immense World by Ed Yong

Wishlist Rec 📝:
Travel Jewelry Box Organizer

Cameron’s Recs


Cameron Huber

Show to binge 📺 :

Song to bump 🎵:
Atmosphere by FISHER ft. Kita Alexander

Podcast 🎙️:
Rotten Mango

Book 📚:
The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye

Wishlist 📝:
b.tan Darkest Possible Self Tan


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Chuck pet of the week

Friends call him Chuck, but the Amazon delivery person can call him Charles Barkley.

Chuck is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with his foxy little tail still in place. He enjoys barking when he’s happy, barking when he’s unhappy, and barking if you get too happy.

His favorite toys are his snake made out of fire hose, and his Jolly Ball. He barks at that, too.

His mortal enemy is a paper towel tube that his humans make weird sounds into. He’s a sweet little guy, but the side-eye will make you seriously self conscious.

His sleepy cuddles are the best.

💌 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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