Head Into the Weekend With Great Amazon Deals

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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 9.Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting! 

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


AMILIFE EDC Fidget Spinner High Speed Stainless Steel Bearing ADHD Focus Anxiety Relief Toys for $2.36 (list price $29.00)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Best Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Secure Fit, up to 9 hours working time (Upgraded) for $25.99 (list price $169.99)


Seneo PA014 Fast Wireless Charger 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Stand(Sleep-Friendly) for S8 S8 Plus S7 S7 Edge Note 5 S6 Edge Plus - No AC Adapter for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Tribe AB66 Water Resistant Sports Armband with Key Holder for iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus (5.5-Inch), Galaxy S6/S5, Note 4 Bundle with Screen Protector - Black for $7.98 (list price $24.98)


USB Type C Cable, Anker PowerLine USB C to USB 3.0 Cable (6ft) with 56k Ohm Pull-up Resistor for Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, MacBook, Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, LG V20 G5, HTC 10 and more for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Copper Dual USB Car Charger from G.N., 3.6A/18W, Smart, Fast and Safe Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Android Phones, 2017 iF Design Award Winner for $10.99 (list price $29.99)


Car Mount, Maxboost [2 Pack] Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder for Smartphone iPhone 7 Plus 6S 6 5s 5 SE, Galaxy S8 S7 S6 Edge, Note 5 4 2 and Mini Tablets(Compatible with most Case) for $7.99 (list price $16.99)

KMASHI 15000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB 3.1A Output and 2A Input for $16.99 (list price $49.99)


Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Black) for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

Selfie Stick, Anker Extendable [Battery Free] Wired Handheld Monopod for iPhone Se/6s/6/6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/Edge, Note 5/4, Nexus 6P, LG G5, Moto X/G and More for $9.99 (list price $11.99)


Samsung Gear VR W/Controller - Latest Edition (US Version with Warranty) for $105.94 (list price $129.99)

Anker 3ft Nylon Braided USB Cable with Lightning Connector [Apple MFi Certified] for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Pro Air 2 and More (Space Gray) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)


TP-Link N450 Wireless Wi-Fi Router, Up to 450Mbps (TL-WR940N) for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

KITCHEN


 

Magic Bullet Blender, Small, Silver, 11 Piece Set for $34.90 (list price $39.99)

Contigo AUTOSEAL Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 16 oz, Polar White with Grayed Jade Lid Accent for $16.29 (list price $24.99)


Lodge L2SP3 Cast Iron Serving Pot, Pre-Seasoned, 2-Quart for $24.99 (list price $34.27)

Blender Bottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle, Colors May Vary, 28-Ounce 2-Pack for $14.92 (list price $19.98)


Cheesecloth - Unbleached Natural Cotton Cloth - Best Grade 60 for Cooking Food, Making Cheese, Straining Nut Milks, Basting Turkey - 5 Sq Yards from Pure Quality - Washable and Reusable Strainer for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

LINKYO Compost Bin - 4 Filters Stainless Steel Kitchen Composter (1 Gallon) for $22.95 (list price $29.95)


ORBLUE Silicone Stretch Lids, 6-Pack of Various Sizes for $14.87 (list price $24.47)

JB Chef Culinary Micro Butane Torch | Refillable Cooking Kitchen Blow Torch With Safety Lock & Adjustable Flame | For Pastries, Desserts, Crème Brûlée, Brazing, Soldering, Camping, Welding & More for $23.49 (list price $49.99)


Avalon Top Loading Water Cooler Dispenser - Hot & Cold Water, Child Safety Lock, Innovative Slim Design, Holds 3 or 5 Gallon Bottles - UL/Energy Star Approved for $151.22 (list price $179.99)

Aicok Stainless Steel Interior Double Wall Cool Touch Cordless Electric Tea Kettle, 1.7-Liter, Black for $23.95 (list price $55.99)


Proimb Wine Saver Pump Preserver with 4 Vacuum Bottle Stoppers for $12.99 (list price $49.99)

BLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Sized Electric Griddle, 20 x 11-Inch, Black for $29.99 (list price $39.99)


Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - Colored Kitchen Pots and Pans Set Nonstick with Cooking Utensils - Purple Teal Red Blue Pots and Non Stick Pans Set - PTFE and PFOA Free Cookware for $42.99 (list price $89.99)

EHME Extra Long Stainless Steel Drinking Straws Set of 6 for 30oz RTIC Tumbler & Yeti or Ozark Trail Ramblers Cups+2 Free Cleaning Brushes for $5.99 (list price $16.99)


Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Office/Home Use, MWBLK for $9.99 (list price $13.90)

Hamilton Beach 68330N 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker,Cream for $29.99 (list price $34.99)


5 Blade Spiralizer - Spiral Slicer, Vegetable Maker, Shredder ! Makes Zucchini Noodles, Veggie Spaghetti, Pasta, and Cut Vegetables in Minutes. Includes Blade Storage Box! for $21.97 (list price $49.95)

Hiware 12 Inches Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon, Spiral Pattern Bar Cocktail Shaker Spoon for $5.99 (list price $12.99)


Cuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers, CTG-00-3MS for $12.99 (list price $22.00)

Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black for $109.00 (list price $149.00)


Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Light Powder Blue for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Vidalia Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller - Strongest - NO MORE TEARS 30% Heavier Duty Multi Vegetable-Fruit-Cheese-Onion Chopper-Dicer-Kitchen Cutter for $19.99 (list price $39.97)

HOME 


Floureon Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Ultra Plush with Bamboo Cover Removable Zippered Optimal Comfort Support Antibacterial Hypoallergenic Relieve Neck Pains, Queen (1) for $27.99 (list price $79.99)

Purefly Soft Velvet Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow for Airplanes with Packsack for $21.99 (list price $69.99)


Memory Foam Contour Firm Pillow Therapeutic Relief Hypoallergenic Dust Mite Resistant Washable Cover by Bedsure for $12.99 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket Trash Can, 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black, 1843029 for $19.97 (list price $29.84)


OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light for $21.36 (list price $39.95)

HC Collection Bed Sheets Set, HOTEL LUXURY 1800 Series Egyptian Quality Platinum Collection Bedding Set, Deep Pockets, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant, Hypoallergenic Sheet & Pillow Case Set (Queen, White) for $19.99 (list price $69.99)


Rubbermaid Roughneck Clear Storage Container, 50 qt., Clear Base, Grey and Black Lid, Pack of 5 for $32.89 (list price $61.99)

Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 70-Pint Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity Control, White for $229.33 (list price $289.99)


Whitmor, 4 Tier, 20 Pair Floor Shoe Rack, White for $9.68 (list price $11.99)

Poo-Pourri Ship Happens Spray, 4 oz for $12.98 (list price $14.95)


Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner for $149.99 (list price $219.99)

Swiffer WetJet Hardwood and Floor Spray Mop Cleaner Starter Kit, Includes: 1 Power Mop, 5 Pads, Cleaner Solution, Batteries for $22.97 (list price $24.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY


Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic 6.73 fl. oz (2 pack) for $14.07 (list price $15.99)

Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo 13.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 2) for $13.56 (list price $15.98)


Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

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


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)

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

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS


100-pack Push Pin Magnets, Ideal for Whiteboard, Refrigerator, Map and Calendar, 7 Assorted Colors Office Magnetic Push Pins for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

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


Sparco Desk Sorter, 7 Compartments, 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 4-3/4 Inch, Black (SPR11876) for $5.89 (list price $7.00)

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


VANRA Metal Mesh Desktop File Sorter Organizer Desk Tray Organize with 3 Letter Trays and 2 Vertical Upright Sections, Black for $33.98 (list price $68.80)

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


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)


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)


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

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

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


 

Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Chair, Beige for $39.10 (list price $79.99)

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent, 4-Ounce Pump Spray for $4.97 (list price $8.85)


Moonrays 91381 Payton Solar LED Plastic Path Light, 2X-Brighter, 8-Pack, Black for $21.58 (list price $43.99)

Lifetime 80160 Commercial Height Adjustable Folding Utility Table, 4 Feet, White Granite for $41.48 (list price $71.99)


Soil pH Meter, 3-in-1 Soil Test Kit For Moisture, Light & pH, A Must Have For Home And Garden, Lawn, Farm, Plants, Herbs & Gardening Tools, Indoor/Outdoors Plant Care Soil Tester (No Battery Needed) for $15.94 (list price $27.99)

WESTERN 78055 Hickory Cooking Wood Chunks for $5.58 (list price $9.99)


Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (4-Pack) + BONUS Signature Gold Foil Space Blanket: Designed for NASA – Perfect for Outdoors, Hiking, Survival, Marathons or First Aid for $13.99 (list price $24.99)

Camping Cookware - Cooking Set includes Pot, Pan, Utensils, Cups, and cleaning Loofah. Nonstick Equipment for Hiking, Backpacking, and Camp Cooking (Small - 10 Piece) for $16.99 (list price $29.99)


AUKEY LED Flashlight, 960-Lumen Ultra-Bright Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight with 4 Brightness Levels and Strobe for Camping, Hiking, Household Use for $20.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD) for $15.53 (list price $20.53)


Enkeeo Comfort Warm Weather Sleeping Bag Ultra-Light Compact Splash Proof Camping Sleeping Bag (Zippable,40-60 Degree) for Outdoor Hiking Camping Backpacking - Fit for Kids Teens and Adults for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

Fiskars X15 Chopping Axe, 23.5-Inch for $33.98 (list price $43.89)

TOOLS


Etekcity Laser Distance Measurer Meter Tape, 50M/164-Feet for $53.99 (list price $99.99)

Koogeek Smart Plug, WiFi, for Apple HomeKit with Siri, Electronics Controller on 2.4Ghz Network for $29.99 (list price $44.99)


Powerful Magnetic Hooks - The Only Multi Use Magnetic Hooks - 4 Pack of The Strongest Heavy Duty Neodymium Hanging Hooks on Amazon! 4 - 3M Stickers Included - Declutter Your Space Now!!! for $14.99 (list price $34.99)

2PCS Stainless-Steel Kitchen Sink Strainer - Large Wide Rim 4.5" Diameter - Perfect for Kitchen Sinks (Large) - Fengbao for $9.99 (list price $10.99)


PeakPlus Super Bright LED Tactical Flashlight Zoomable Adjustable Focus 5 Modes Water Resistant Torch with Rechargeable 18650 Lithium Ion Battery & Charger for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Keter Folding Compact Workbench Work Table with Clamps, 21.7 x 33.5 x 29.75-Inches, Black for $65.99 (list price $109.99)


Sugru Moldable Glue - White (Pack of 8) for $11.97 (list price $22.00)

Shower Head - Rainfall High Pressure 6” - Rain High Flow Fixed Luxury Chrome Showerhead - Removable Water Restrictor - Adjustable Metal Swivel Ball Joint - For the Best Relaxation and Spa for $26.99 (list price $39.99)


Extech MN24-KIT Electrical Test Kit for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

BLENDX 7mm to 19mm Ratchet Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Set - Professional Repair Tools for $9.99 (list price $15.99)

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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