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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 12.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


 

Amazon Echo - Black for $139.99 (list price $179.99)

Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $99.99 (list price $129.99)


Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $59.99 (list price $79.99)


Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large (US Version) for $129.95 (list price $149.95)

Laptop Fan Cooler with Temperature Display, Rapid Cooling, Auto-Temp Detection, 13 Wind Speed for $19.99 (list price $39.99)


SoundPEATS QY7 Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless 6 Hours Play-time Noise Cancelling Sport In-Ear Stereo Earphones with Mic (Black) for $17.99 (list price $45.99)

Bluetooth Speakers,URPOWER Hi-Fi Portable Wireless Stereo Speaker with 7 LED Visual Modes and Build-in Microphone Support Hands-free Function, for iPhone 7 Plus,7,Samsung,Tablets and More-Z3 for $20.99 (list price $55.99)


Anker PowerCore+ 26800, Premium Portable Charger, High Capacity 26800mAh External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (in- and output), Includes PowerPort+ 1 Wall Charger for $69.99 (list price $149.99)

[2016 Model] Back Seat Mirror - Rear View Baby Car Seat Mirror by Baby & Mom - Wide Convex Shatterproof Glass and Fully Assembled - Crash Tested and Certified for Safety for $13.97 (list price $28.99)


CyberPower CSP600WSU Surge Protector 6-AC Outlet Swivel with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports for $14.93 (list price $19.95)

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


ThinOPTICS Keychain Reading Glasses, Black Frame, 1.50 Strength for $19.96 (list price $24.95)

Car Mount, (2 Pack) Mengo Magna-Snap Mini Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount for Smartphones (iPhone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, & More), Mp3 Players, and GPS Devices - Retail Packaging for $11.93 (list price $29.99)


Quick Charge 3.0 AUKEY Car Charger with Dual USB Ports for Samsung Galaxy S8/S7, LG V20, iPhone 7 and More|Qualcomm Certified for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Fossil Men's CH3080 Sport 54 Chronograph Gray Silicone Watch for $68.77 (list price $155.00)


Citizen Men's BJ7000-52E Nighthawk Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Watch for $155.99 (list price $395.00)

Casio Men's PAG240-1CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch for $97.99 (list price $250.00)


Citizen Men's BL5250-02L Titanium Eco-Drive Watch with Leather Band for $163.99 (list price $311.25)

Casio Men's PAG240T-7CR Pathfinder Triple-Sensor Stainless Steel Watch with Titanium Bracelet for $104.99 (list price $300.00)

KITCHEN


Joseph Joseph DDWG010GB Double Dish Serving Bowl Pistachio Pedestal Snack Dish Olive Nut Server Melamine Dishwasher Safe, White for $11.08 (list price $18.72)

Oster TSSTTRWF4S 4-Slice Toaster for $29.99 (list price $39.99)


Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $19.87 (list price $23.38)


Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Manual Coffeemaker, Black, SK13 for $21.24 (list price $24.99)

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Dipper, Stainless Steel, SCCPVC605-S for $38.99 (list price $54.50)


Mr. Coffee Automatic Dual Shot Espresso/Cappuccino System, ECMP50 for $56.99 (list price $99.99)

Chef's Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener for $123.98 (list price $210.00)


7 Inch Stainless Steel Chopper - Cleaver - Butcher Knife - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or Restaurant by Utopia Kitchen for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Stemless Wine Glass by Royal Set, 4-Pack, 15 Ounce Wine Tumbler Set for $11.85 (list price $29.99)


BLACK+DECKER TO1675B 6-Slice Convection Countertop Toaster Oven for $36.20 (list price $46.99)

Aicok Oven Gloves Non-Slip Kitchen Oven Mitts Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves for Cooking, Baking, Barbecue Potholder, Red, 1 Pair for $6.38 (list price $29.00)


Oster CKSTWF1502-ECO DuraCeramic Belgian Waffle Maker for $15.99 (list price $28.50)

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


ChefLand Ladle, 8-Ounce, Stainless Steel for $6.79 (list price $7.99)

Wancle Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Thermal Immersion Circulator,Accurate Temperature Digital Timer Mute and Stainless 850 Watts,120V, Black for $109.99 (list price $259.99)


Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker for $39.99 (list price $81.95)

Estilo 12 Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, Includes Measuring Cups, Measuring Spoons And Barrel Whisk for $13.49 (list price $18.99)


Electric Gooseneck Kettle for Pour Over Coffee and Tea - 1L Electric Drip Kettle Teapot for $38.99 (list price $99.99)

Oster BLSTPB-WPK My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Pink for $21.99 (list price $40.99)

HOME


Aylio Coccyx Seat Cushion | Back Support, Tailbone and Sciatica Pain Relief, Washable Cover for $33.95 (list price $84.95)

Aylio Donut Seat Cushion Comfort Pillow for Hemorrhoids, Prostate, Pregnancy, Post Natal Pain Relief, Surgery for $37.95 (list price $44.95)


Vacmaster 12 Gallon, 5 Peak HP, Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower, VBV1210 for $64.88 (list price $81.10)

Thermopro TP60 Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter, Wireless Digital Hygrometer, 200ft/60m Range for $13.49 (list price $19.99)


Gusseted Quilted Pillow (Queen, 2 Pack) - Hypo Allergenic and Easy Care - Premium Quality Pillows by Utopia Bedding for $24.49 (list price $49.99)

URPOWER Humidifier, 5L Large Capacity Whisper-quiet Operation Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier Waterless Auto Shut-off with Adjustable Mist Mode for Home Bedroom Babyroom Office for $49.99 (list price $129.99)


Premium Wooden Hangers - (Pack of 20) - Suit Hangers - Natural Finish - by Utopia Home for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Maytag M400 Speed Heat Iron & Vertical Steamer for $37.39 (list price $44.99)


2017 ASAKUKI 100ML Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer, Purifies and Humidifies The Air, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors for $17.99 (list price $72.99)

Onepure Aromatherapy Essential Oils Gift Set, 16 Bottles/ 5ml each, 100% Pure & Therapeutic Grade ( Ylang Eucalyptus Lemon Peppermint Lavender Lemongrass Clary Sage Rosemary and More) for $27.95 (list price $39.99)


Trends International Wonder Woman Shield Wall Poster, 22.375" x 34" for $8.49 (list price $9.99)

Sycees 0.5W Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Light Sensor, Warm White, 6-Pack for $12.59 (list price $13.99)


Window Alert Butterfly Decals for $6.95 (list price $8.11)

B-Air FIRTANA-20 18" Multi Purpose High Velocity Floor Fan for $44.99 (list price $54.99)


E-PRANCE Shower Window Squeegee, Deluxe Stainless Steel Squeegee for Bathroom Mirror Wiper,Window Glass Cleaning for $13.99 (list price $22.99)

OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

 


Philips Norelco Shaver 4500 (Model AT830/46) Frustration Free Packaging for $42.99 (list price $89.99)

Every Man Jack Fiber Cream, Fragrance Free, 75 Gram for $5.69 (list price $8.00)


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


Coleman 8-Person Red Canyon Tent,204" L x 120" W x 72" H for $99.99 (list price $139.99)

Coleman Pack-Away 4-In-1 Table for $46.99 (list price $61.03)


Coleman Camp Propane Grill/Stove for $43.77 (list price $87.81)

Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest for $18.99 (list price $24.49)


Coleman 16 Can Cooler,Blue for $12.49 (list price $18.99)

Coleman 30 Can Cooler, Green for $17.89 (list price $34.99)


Coleman CPX 6 Ultra High Power LED Spotlight for $27.99 (list price $38.35)

Coleman Compact Shade Shelter, Yellow for $39.99 (list price $54.99)


Coleman Trinidad Warm-Weather Sleeping Bag for $16.99 (list price $28.99)

Solar Lights,URPOWER 20 LED Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Lights ,Solar Powered Wireless Waterproof Exterior Security Wall Light for Patio,Deck,Yard,Garden,Path,Home,Driveway,Stairs,NO DIM MODE(4Pack) for $24.99 (list price $59.99)

TOOLS


3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology and AM/FM Digital Radio (90542-3DC) for $59.96 (list price $79.93)

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


Streamlight 73200 KeyMate USB, Black for $15.16 (list price $21.74)

First Alert AF400-2 Tundra Fire Extinguisher Aerosol Spray Twin Pack for $22.49 (list price $28.92)


California Air Tools 5510SE Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free 1.0-HP 5.5-Gallon Steel Tank Air Compressor for $120.00 (list price $250.00)

Tacklife RTD35ACL Advanced Multi-functional Rotary Tool Kit with 80 Accessories and 3 Attachments Variable Speed for Around-the-House and Crafting Projects for $30.00 (list price $69.99)


Philips 464503 Hue White and Color A19 LED Bulb, 3rd Generation with Richer Colors for IOS and Android for $44.93 (list price $49.99)

Zircon e50-FFP Stud Sensor e50 Edge-Finding Electronic Stud Finder with AC Wire Warning in Easy Open Packaging for $19.86 (list price $29.99)

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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