July is already coming to an end and back to school season is upon us! Whether you are a parent to children in elementary, middle, or high school, or you’re a parent sending their child off to college, there are important things to keep in mind across the scope of needs.
It’s important to be prepared in any educational setting in order to succeed. The basics to pack for any student would be straight-forward items like dependable writing utensils, notebooks, calculators, highlighters, and binder paper. According to the needs of the student, there will be additional supplies to purchase. Packing other essentials like quality lunch boxes and water bottles are good to keep in mind. While the size and durability will vary upon the age group, backpacks are also a supply that should be of high quality. For college students, back to school shopping consists of much more than expensive textbooks and writing utensils; how many things are needed to furnish the dorm?
Whether it’s back-to-school shopping for clothes, school supplies, or dorm room necessities, it’s important to keep these key features in mind:
Keeping safety in mind, be sure to equip your student with the eAlarm or eAlarm+! Appropriate for ages and allowed everywhere, the eAlarm is an essential item for back to school that won’t be included on the supplies list.
It doesn’t have to be a hectic season, just keep these main features in mind. Best of luck!
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A small personal alarm is a smart way to protect yourself from potential harm. Some of the benefits of an alarm include:
Hiking is a great exercise for both your physical and mental well-being. It offers low-impact cardio and can be short or very long, depending on your needs as a hiker. Another great benefit of hiking is the exposure to cleaner air, beautiful views, and surrounding nature.
If you’re looking to hike but not venture too far away from home, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 hikes in North America you can try this summer!
There is just so much to explore, and hiking is a great way to to start doing just that! Whether you want to hike in your local state or go somewhere a little further, challenge yourself enough to venture outside of your comfort zone. Trust me, it’s good for you!
[-_-] BASU.COM’s Special Offers
Here at BASU.COM, we believe in excellence of both product quality and customer service. Part of that is being sensitive to our customers’ needs. B A S U has always believed in social responsibility and giving back to the community, so it only makes sense that we have special offers to meet both the needs of our customers and the community.
Currently, we have two main special offers: our student offer and our veteran offer.
BASU.COM is offering free eAlarms for students who are enrolled as a part-time or full-time college student. All students have to pay for is shipping, and limit one eAlarm per student.
B A S U also offers eAlarms for free to all of our Active Duty Military Members and Veterans.
Please visit https://www.basu.com/special-offers to access the special offer you qualify for!
Here at BASU.COM, we designate one day out of each month to be all about you: our valued customers! Each team member sits down at the beginning of the day with a list of customers to call and chat with. We wish we could call every single new customer from the previous month, but we each call a set number to reach as many as possible. We want to clarify that the call is all about you, not about sales or anything we can get from you, just about you and your experience. We ask about your product, how you like it, if you’d have any suggestions for us to improve your user experience, anything else you’d like for us to provide, and any questions you may have about your product or for us.
Once our calling session is over, we break to go over the feedback we’ve received, thinking about how we can improve our products and services for our customers based on your thoughts, questions, and suggestions. Team B A S U will meet a few times throughout the day to share our thoughts and to brainstorm how we can improve our policies, products, and procedures for you!
Each team member prioritizes these tasks during Customer Appreciation Day because we all understand how valuable our customers and their experiences are. Our team is 100% dedicated to your satisfaction and we wholeheartedly participate in this day in order to achieve just that. Team B A S U wants all of our customers to know how special their experience and feedback are, which is why we try to call as many of our customers as possible. How else can we demonstrate how much we value our customers?
Your ideas, thoughts, critiques, questions, and feedback all play an amazing role to help us cater our services and products to better serve you, the reason we’re here: our customers.
There’s quite a few perks that come with shopping with BASU.COM. Excellence is our standard and we’re obsessed with providing only the best. So we’ve put together a list of some of the perks of shopping with us:
24/7 Complimentary Customer Support: We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days out of the year. That means that you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 888-880-BASU, where someone will be more than happy to speak with you about any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have for us.
Free Lifetime Warranty: All of our products come with a free lifetime warranty! We stand behind the quality of our products. So if any of your products have a defect or a manufacturing issue, go ahead and send the defective product back and we will replace it!
24 hour shipping policy: We know you went online to purchase your product, so we want to send it to you as soon as possible! Our shipping policy: everything gets shipped out within 24 business hours, guaranteed!
An Overall Customer Obsession: Team B A S U is 100% dedicated to the satisfaction of our customers, so rest assured that when you shop with us, you’re not only purchasing quality products, you’re also becoming a valued partner whose experience means everything to us. You are the reason we are here and we are determined to provide you with the best customer service.
We are already halfway through July! Well into summer, most Americans are feeling the heat and taking advantage of some vacation time to relax and enjoy the sun. While some of us are jetting away to tropical climates or other international destinations, many of us are hanging out on the mainland looking for fun activities to do. If you’re looking for some ideas to have fun and keep you cool this summer, we’ve collected a list of 10 fun outdoor activities for you to try, solo or with a group!
Don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear protective gear, and that includes sunscreen!
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In the film Foul Play, Goldie Hawn is able to use a personal alarm to distract her attacker and then escape from a potentially bad situation. A small personal alarm is a smart way to protect yourself from potential harm. Some of the benefits of this option include:
A handheld portable personal alarm is like an emergency system for your body. Similar to keeping an alarm on your house to warm again intruders, you can keep this personal body alarm on hand to use when you need urgent help. Each personal safety alarm has specific benefits and features. Whether it's the key ring that you always have when you're mobile and on the go or a mobile device that's specifically made for those with assisted walking, our personal alarms help you reach out for help right when you need it most.
[-_-] What is Urban Exploration?
More and more people are moving into cities and find themselves at home in or near an urban jungle. The word “exploration” may invoke thoughts and images of far-away destinations and anthropological sites, but urban exploration is actually a modern movement that many people are happy to be a part of. People will often look for sites that are vacant or even abandoned to explore.
You can take it as seriously as you want to, as there are different levels of urban exploration to partake in. Serious urban explorers often think of themselves as modern historians, archivers, documentarians, architecture buffs, and discoverers. For some, it is an exciting activity simply to explore their urban surroundings; for others, there is a thrill in venturing into spaces that are off-site, hidden, and even dangerous. It is recommended that you explore with a buddy in the case of emergencies. Some tools to bring with you, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced urban explorer, are a flashlight, some water, and a camera if you’d like to document your exploration and findings.
While urban exploration may seem like a modern idea, there’s a fairly recent but historical discovery that is attributed to urban exploration, and that is the discovery of the Catacombs under Paris hundreds of years ago! There’s always something new to discover, and it can be fun to re-discover what you already know. Urban exploration is just one of the ways you can discover and explore your surroundings to live out an adventure!
Did you know that you can place and take calls with your B A S U eSpeaker 3.0? It’s an exciting included feature! It’s made possible by the small microphone that is included within the speaker itself. All you’ll need is your phone and the eSpeaker 3.0 connected via Bluetooth. (You can find the directions here: https://www.basu.com/blog/all-about-the-b-a-s-u-espeaker-30-_)
To make a call:
To receive a call:
Did you know that a recent study by the Robert Half Executive Recruiting Firm ranked cities in the U.S. according to the worst commute time and stress? Washington, D.C. beat San Francisco in average commute time by a mere 73 seconds! While the full study reported 27 cities per list, here are the top 5 for each!
It’s interesting to see that San Francisco was the only city to make the top 5 for both lists. This could suggest that the length of the commute is not the most stressful aspect, though it certainly is a considerable factor.
The study also found that 30% of US workers said that their commutes are too long. With the averages only ranging from 54.95 minutes to 60.42, Americans are definitely commuting for a significant amount of time throughout their work days.
We are already well into Summer 2018, and more than halfway through the year! It is a time to be enjoyed with long sunny days and short warmer nights. Many students are enjoying their summer vacations and others are taking advantage of the great weather to travel and explore new destinations. We’ve put together a list of ten places to consider exploring this summer!
Make sure to be prepared for your trip by researching your destination and planning ahead. It’s always important to prep in case of emergencies so think ahead in relation to emergency supplies, cash, letting loved ones know your travel plans, and having a general to specific plan.
Happy exploring this summer!
July 4, 1776 was the day that Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. So every fourth of July, Americans commemorate the day with barbecue’s, family fun, parades, baseball games, picnics, and last but not least, fireworks!
This year, we’re celebrating America’s 242nd birthday!
Have a Happy Fourth of July, from everyone here at Team B A S U! [-_-]
Team B A S U utilizes the “binary approach” in all of our projects and tasks, no matter how large or small. What does that mean? If you do a quick search on dictionary.com, you’ll find a couple definitions for the word binary:
How does this apply to a mindset or approach regarding projects and tasks? Think about binary as 0 or 1, and there are simply two outcomes. 0 and 1 can be used to quantify an outcome, like a score. Here at BASU.COM, we value excellence, and we measure excellence by the grade of 100%. This is what allows for the binary approach to be implemented and used for success within Team B A S U. For example, if we think of a task that needs to be completed, it can only be measured by a 0 or 1, 0 being 0% and 1 being 100%. This displays an all-or-nothing-outcome mindset because we as individuals and as a team understand that the task can only be done perfectly or not at all.
Now, while it can seem daunting or even discouraging to see all of your work and efforts summarized as 0’s or 1’s, try to think of it as an opportunity to excel and produce only your best work. Some of us need deadlines to ensure that things will get done, and that is absolutely okay. But whether they are personally needed by people are not, deadlines are important and necessary because they communicate a requirement and a standard. The binary approach amongst a team does the same thing. Everyone understands that the task needs to be completed and completed well. It’s rather refreshing once it is fully accepted and embraced because you comprehend fully what is expected of you, and you understand exactly what needs to get done.
Sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? It can be, because you understand that a lot is on the line. But if you think of each task or project with this binary approach, you’ll be able to keep in mind the level of excellence needed to get that 1 or 100%, and it’ll push you to be meticulous, plan ahead, and give it your all. That is why the binary approach works, because you know the outcome is either failure or success; it’s either done perfectly or not at all. And that is how we here at BASU.COM pursue excellence in everything we do, by approaching each task, each project, each assignment with an all-or-nothing mentality. This is why the binary approach works!