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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, June 6.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Adobe Premiere Elements 15 for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Titita Solar Charger, 10000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Solar Power Bank with 2 USB Port and 1 LED Light, Solar Panel Portable Charger with Carabiner and Waterproof Function for IOS/Android Cellphones for $115.99 (list price $115.99)


Bluedio T2s Turbine Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones with Mic, 57mm Drivers/Rotary Folding, Blue for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Skagen Women's SKW2140 Gitte Stainless Steel Mesh Watch for $49.99 (list price $105.00)


Skagen Men's SKW6078 Melbye Grey Titanium Mesh Watch for $69.99 (list price $165.00)

Skagen Men's SKW6104 Ancher Black Leather Watch for $64.99 (list price $145.00) 


AmazonBasics Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras and Sensitive Electronics for $6.49 (list price $8.99)

Titita Solar Charger, 10000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 Solar Power Bank with 2 USB Port and 1 LED Light, Solar Panel Portable Charger with Carabiner and Waterproof Function for IOS/Android Cellphones for $23.99 (list price $115.99)


AUKEY USB Wall Charger, ULTRA COMPACT Dual Port 2.4A Output & Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad Samsung & Others - Black for $9.99 (list price $12.99)

iPhone 7 Screen Protector, Maxboost 2 Pack (Worry-Free Pack)Tempered Glass Screen Protector For Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 6/6s [3D Touch] 0.2mm Screen work w/ Case Fit 99% Touch Accurate- Clear for $7.99 (list price $19.95)


Anker Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount, Highly-Adjustable Phone Holder for iPhone SE / 6 / 6s / 7, Nexus 5X, Moto E, OnePlus X, HTC, Sony, Nokia and Other Smartphones (Black) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Bluetooth Headphones aelec S350 Wireless In-Ear Sports Earbuds Sweatproof Earphones Noise Cancelling Headsets with Mic for Running Jogging Black for $27.99 (list price $129.99)


TREBLAB XR500 Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports, Running Or Gym Workout. 2017 Updated Version. IPX7 Waterproof, Sweatproof, Secure-Fit Headset. Noise Cancelling Earphones w/ Mic for $29.97 (list price $179.99)

 SoundPEATS QY7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless 6 Hours Play-time Noise Cancelling Sport In-Ear Stereo Earphones with Mic (Black) for $45.99 (list price $45.99)


GoPro HERO5 Black for $349.00 (list price $399.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, SoundPEATS Wireless Headset Stereo Neckband Sport Earbuds with Mic (10 Hours Play Time, Bluetooth 4.1, Sweatproof) - [Upgraded Version of Q800] for $19.99 (list price $35.99)

KITCHEN


Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle - Vegetable Spiralizer and Cutter - Zucchini Pasta Noodle Spaghetti Maker for $14.84 (list price $39.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.75 (list price $39.99)


Vont 11lb/5kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Bowl Design, Stainless Steel with Alarm Timer & Temperature Sensor for $17.55 (list price $67.00)

Moscow Mule Copper Mugs Set of 2 - 100% Solid Copper Mug for $27.84 (list price $60.00)


Estilo Swing Top Easy Cap Clear Glass Beer Bottles, Round, 16 oz, Set of 12 for $18.94 (list price $24.99)

Watermelon Slicer, Stainless Steel Melon Corer Cutter Knife Server Tongs with Ergonomic Silicone Handle - Bonus 2 in 1 Melon Baller Scoop & Carver and 6 Fruit Forks for $10.59 (list price $19.99)


Ekco Meat Tenderizer for $5.55 (list price $20.00)

ThermoPro TP09 - Digital Smoker BBQ Oven Grill Food Wireless Cooking Thermometer with Long Range, Instant Read Meat Thermometer, Perfect for Grilling or Kitchen Use, Battery Included for $17.99 (list price $39.99)


Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew BEST Wine Bottle Opener - 7 Piece Rabbit Ear Bundle with Stand, Bottle Plug, Wine Aerator, Drip Ring, Foil Cutter & EXTRA Teflon Spiral + Wooden Box Perfect Gift Set for $35.00 (list price $69.99)

DUXTOP Portable Ceramic Infrared Cooktop for $24.99 (list price $59.99)


Sealing Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1.5 Quarts Sealing Iced Coffee Maker - Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

The Original GORILLA GRIP (TM) Non-Slip Reversible Cutting Board and Cheese Server Featuring Powerful Gripping Technology, BPA Free, FDA Approved Materials, Dishwasher Safe (Medium: Red) for $8.49 (list price $24.99)


Savvy Coffee Handheld Milk Frother Wand with Stand for $10.97 (list price $24.95)

iLOME Silicone Spatula Utensil Set Heat-Resistant Non-Stick Cooking Baking Utensils with Hygienic Solid Coating Spatula Set 10 Pieces(Red) for $19.52 (list price $45.99)


ZZ SM303 Burger Grill, Sandwich Maker, Panini Press, Steaks Griller or Grill, Silver for $27.19 (list price $49.99)

ZZ SM431-S 4 in 1 Removable Sandwich Maker with Non-Stick Plate 1200W, Silver for $28.79 (list price $45.19)


Cooks Standard 02490 Hard Anodize Nonstick Dutch Oven Casserole Stockpot with Lid, 7 quart, Black for $31.99 (list price $39.99)

HOME


Premium Mildew Resistant Shower Curtain Anti-bacterial Heavy-Duty10-Gauge Waterproof Liner - 72x72 Inch - Clear for $10.99 (list price $34.99)

Car Sun shade(3px)-80 GSM for Maximum UV protection-Extra large-20"x12"sunshades for $11.99 (list price $36.99)


Penguin Cooling Pillow Mat 12.2 x 22 in. Largest on Amazon, Soft Gel, No Water or Leaks for $16.95 (list price $25.00)

Square Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier, 700ml Large Capacity Modern Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers Running 20+ Hours 7 Color Changing for Home Office Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa for $30.99 (list price $99.99)


Kamenstein 5191872 Stainless Steel Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder for $17.22 (list price $18.99)

InterDesign Suction Bathroom Shower Caddy Basket for Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap - Clear for $7.08 (list price $14.99)


Premium Bamboo Cotton Bath Towels - Natural, Ultra Absorbent and Eco-Friendly 30" X 52" (Gift Set of 4) (White) for $24.99 (list price $34.99)

InterDesign Twigz Wastebasket Trash Can, Clear/Bronze for $24.79 (list price $36.73)


Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater, 2 Pack, 1500-Watt for $183.80 (list price $245.00)

Shark Navigator Swivel (NV27GR) for $174.91 (list price $189.99)


Northpoint Cashmere Velvet Reverse to Cloud Sherpa Throw, Teal for $14.72 (list price $19.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate 2 Pound for $29.96 (list price $47.99)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Baby Unscented, 32oz. for $15.99 (list price $20.99)


Radha Beauty Lavender Essential Oil 4 Oz - 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade for $13.95 (list price $49.95)

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant, 14 Ounce for $12.99 (list price $14.97)


Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz for $10.51 (list price $19.95)

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver for $19.99 (list price $24.99)


Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $44.99 (list price $82.99)

Sunbeam 731-500 Heating Pad with Ultra Heat Technology for $12.99 (list price $15.99)


Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.72 (list price $37.14)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $9.99 (list price $13.99)


CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce for $8.59 (list price $16.25)

Ongaro Organic Serum with Probiotic Technology For Face; Organic Aloe Vera, Apple Stem Cells, and Peptides for Plumper, Firmer, and Smoother Skin; 1oz for $48.10 (list price $73.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) for $12.50 (list price $14.95)

Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack for $6.99 (list price $10.69)


Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Gold, 4/Pack for $8.51 (list price $11.19)

Castle Art Supplies 36 Piece Colored Pencil Set With Canvas Wrap for $6.99 (list price $29.99)


Papermate Erasermate Medium Point (1.0 mm) Black Erasable Ballpoint Pens (Pack of 12 Pens) for $7.88 (list price $11.99)

Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer, Monochrome, Wireless, Duplex Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled for $79.99 (list price $119.99)


Brother MFCL2700DW Compact Laser All-In One Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing for $129.99 (list price $169.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $44.15 (list price $69.95)


AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black for $5.26 (list price $6.49)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $8.19 (list price $11.49)


Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair, Black for $182.08 (list price $379.99)

Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


SureFire Sidekick 300-Lumen Ultra-Compact Triple-Output Keychain Light, Black for $54.99 (list price $71.95)

SureFire P3X Fury Dual-Output LED Flashlight with anodizded aluminum body, Black for $151.99 (list price $250.00)


InnoGear Solar Lights, 30 LED Outdoor Security Lighting with Motion Sensor Activated Detector Auto On/Off for Patio Garden Back Door Step Stair Fence Deck Yard Driveway, Pack of 4 for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

BLACK+DECKER LSW36B 40V MAX Lithium Sweeper for $43.46 (list price $84.99)


BLACK+DECKER LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 24" for $104.98 (list price $149.99)

WonderSleep Classic Series Air Mattress with DreamCoil Supporting Technology & Internal High Capacity Pump, Air Bed Height 20” - Queen for $119.99 (list price $149.99)


GDEALER BBQ Grill Basket 14"x12" Non-Stick Barbecue Grill Basket Grill Pan for Veggies, Chicken, Meats and Fish, Professional 430 Grade Stainless Steel, Silver for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

FurHaven NAP Reversible Two-Tone Pet Bed Crate or Kennel Pad Dog Bed, Water-resistant Outdoor Indoor for $19.60 (list price $33.74)


Bicycle Bike Phone Mount Holder, iKross Black Universal Waterproof Pouch Holster Cover Case with 360 Degrees Rotatable Fits iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6 Plus and Other Android Smartphone Devices for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

SHINE HAI Travel Umbrella, Auto Open/Close for One Handed Operation, 8 Ribs Durable Construction, Compact Umbrella for Rain/Snow for $9.99 (list price $89.99)


Gerber Curve Multi-Tool, Gray [31-000206] for $8.34 (list price $16.16)

TOOLS


PORTER-CABLE PC60TAG 6.0-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder for $23.75 (list price $37.31)

Sensi Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi, UP500W, Works with Amazon Alexa for $104.00 (list price $129.00)


Anker Bolder LC130 LED Flashlight, IP67 Water-Resistant, Rechargeable, Professional Ultra-Bright 1300 Lumens, 3-CREE LED Torch (Camping, Security, Emergency Use), 5 Light Modes, 26650 Battery Included for $44.99 (list price $112.00)

First Alert EL52-2 Two Story Fire Escape Ladder, Steel Anti-slip Construction for $31.47 (list price $34.97)


Esky Solar Hand Crank Self Powered Emergency Radio with LED Flashlight and 1000mAh Power Bank for $17.95 (list price $27.99)

Electric Power Strip JACKYLED 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6.5ft UL Listed Cord Wire Extension Surge Protector Universal Socket Charging Station for $24.99 (list price $89.99)


First Alert WT1 Drinking Water Test Kit for $15.08 (list price $19.99)

ZDU Angle-izer Template Tool Angleizer Angle Template Tool Multi-Angle Ruler Measures All Angles and Forms for All Surfaces Durable Easy To Use Tightening Mechanism for $12.98 (list price $21.99)


Jellas Pocket Size PH Meter / PH Tester / Mini Water Quality Tester for Household Drinking Water, Hydroponics, Aquariums, Swimming Pools, PH 0-14.0 Measuring Range, 0.1PH Resolution (Yellow) for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

Premium Ratchet Tie Down - 4 Pk - 15 Ft - 500 Lbs Load Cap - 1500 Lb Break Strength - Cargo Straps for Moving Appliances, Lawn Equipment, Motorcycle in a Truck - Cambuckle Alternative - Ergonomic Grip for $19.97 (list price $29.97)


Battery Tender 022-0185G-dl-wh Black 12 Volt 1.25 Amp Plus Battery Charger/Maintainer for $42.49 (list price $49.99)

University of California and McMaster University Are Offering Their Learning How to Learn Course Online for Free

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Deagreez/iStock via Getty Images Plus

If you've ever stayed up late cramming information the night before an exam, it probably didn't go well. Or maybe you tried doing the right thing by spending days or even months studying a subject, only to realize you weren't retaining the information. These failed attempts may have you believe you're just not cut out for the subject matter, but that's not always true. In the course Learning How to Learn from Coursera, you can understand what it takes to truly understand new information, as well as the key strategies and habits you can employ to make it all stick.

Learning How to Learn is taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley, a Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University, along with Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, who holds the Francis Crick Chair at the Salk Institute and is a professor at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout the weeks, they’ll teach you how to combat procrastination, how our brains process information, and the importance of breaking up new material into bite-sized chunks. You’ll also cover how taking breaks, getting sleep, and exercising are just as important as studying when it comes to learning something new.

According to Coursera, to finish the class in the typical four-week time, most students devote about three hours a week to the online videos, readings, quizzes, and coursework. There’s also no need to cram—which you’ll learn is not an effective learning tool—as this course is self-paced.

The course itself is free, but if you want a certificate of completion to share on your LinkedIn and resume, it will cost $49. Signing up for the certificate also gives you access to graded assignments, whereas the free version only allows you to read the course material.

You can also check out more free classes offered by Ivy League colleges by heading here.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

9 of Amazon’s Best Kitchen Knives

Wüsthof/Amazon
Wüsthof/Amazon

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting to build up your home kitchen, a dependable knife set is absolutely essential. But there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to kitchen knives and chef knives. So, to make things easier for you, we looked at some of the top-selling knives on Amazon with the highest user ratings (at least 900 reviews each) and came up with a list of the best options available. You can check them out below.

1. 15-Piece Cuisinart Knife Set (4.6 Stars); $45

A Cuisinart knife set.
Cuisinart/Amazon

Cuisinart has been making quality kitchen products for decades, and this knife set offers 12 stainless-steel blades that are perfect for slicing and chopping the ingredients of any dish you happen to be cooking up. In this package, you'll also get sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a holding block.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Home Hero Set of Seven (4.6 Stars); $27

A Home Hero knife set.
Home Hero/Amazon

Inside this versatile set, you'll find a chef knife, carving knife, bread knife, utility knife, and a paring knife. Along with the five stainless-steel blades, there's also a finger guard and sharpener, so you can keep your utensils ready to go at all times.

Buy it: Amazon

3. McCook 14-Piece Set (4.7 Stars); $53

McCook Knife set.
McCook/Amazon

Made with high-carbon stainless steel, this knife set is built to last. The knives have an easy-to-grip handle that’s comfortable to hold, while the blades are built to cut through just about anything. And when they do get dull, there’s a sharpener built into the wooden stand.

Buy it: Amazon

4. AmazonBasics Eight-Piece Steak Knife Set (4.4 Stars); $22

A set of steak knives from Amazon.
Amazon

This set of simple yet dependable knives is what you'll want to have on hand to get you through barbecue season. Each one is made from a single piece of stain-resistant steel, and according to Amazon, you won’t need to worry about sharpening the micro-serrated part of the blade.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Set of Four Dalstrong Knives (4.7 Stars); $90

A set of steak knives.
Dalstrong/Amazon

After you cook your perfect steak, make sure you have the proper tools to enjoy it with. Dalstrong’s knives are made from high-carbon German steel and will stay sharp long after their first use.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Mercer Culinary Genesis Steak Knife, Serrated Edge (4.8 Stars); $14

A knife from Mercer Culinary.
Mercer Culinary/Amazon

Mercer Culinary makes knives for professional chefs and home cooks alike. Its santoprene handle allows for a comfortable grip, while its carbon-forged steel blade is rust-resistant.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Wüsthof Eight-Inch Chef’s Knife (4.8 Stars); $165

A knife from Wüsthof.
Wüsthof/Amazon

Wüsthof has been making knives for over 200 years, and this sturdy chef's knife can be put through the wringer without worrying about quick wear and tear.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Utopia Kitchen 8-Inch Chef Knife (4.4 Stars); $9

A chef's knife from Utopia Kitchen.
Utopia Kitchen/Amazon

This rust-resistant stainless-steel knife is one you’ll want to have on hand. It's built to cut through large food items but you can also use it to mince or finely chop smaller ones. And with such a low price point, it's great to pick up if you're just looking to practice the basics before moving on to something more advanced.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Victorinox 10-Inch Swiss Classic Chef’s Knife (4.8 Stars); $40

A Victorinox knife.
Victorinox/Amazon

Victorinox has been around for over 130 years, and their versatile chef’s knife lets you put your slicing and dicing skills to the test. It has a tapered edge which allows you to get the perfect angle, while its razor-sharp blade can cut through pretty much anything a recipe might throw your way.

Buy it: Amazon

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.

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