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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, July 26.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Bluetooth Keyboard, Arteck Stainless Steel Universal Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS iPad Air, Pro, iPad Mini, Android, MacOS, Windows Tablets PC Smartphone Built in Rechargeable Battery for $24.97 (list price $89.99)

AUKEY Car Charger with 4.8A Output & Aluminum Alloy for iPhone iPad Samsung and More for $6.99 with code AUKEYCC2 (list price $14.99)

Ailihen I35 Headphones with Microphone Stereo Lightweight Adjustable Foldable Headset for Cellphones Smartphones iPhone iPod Laptop Computer Mp3/4 (Green Purple) for $19.98 (list price $29.98)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker by AYL SoundFit, Water Resistant, Wireless with 10 Hour Rechargeable Battery Life, Powerful 5W Audio Driver, Pairs with All Bluetooth Devices for $26.99 (list price $69.00)

iPhone 7 charger ( 10 Pack ) , SMALLElectric , Lightning Cable to Sync USB Charging Cord 5X 1FT Short Cable + 5X 3FT iphone charger for Apple iPhone 7 plus, 6/6s plus , SE/5c/5s/5, iPad Air/Mini for $15.99 (list price $59.99)

AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black for $9.99 (list price $11.49)

Roku Premiere+ - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR for $83.99 (list price $89.99)

Tot Tutors Kids 2-in-1 Plastic LEGO-Compatible Activity Table and 2 Chairs Set, Primary Colors for $44.12 (list price $77.00)

Smartphone Flexible Tripod iKross Compact Tripod Stand Holder with Adapters For Cell Phone, iPhone / Digital Camera / GoPro Hero All Version for $17.99 (list price $99.99)

UFO SPINNER New Version Fidget Spinner Toy Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed 3-5 Min Spins Tri-spinner Precision Colorful Metal Hand Spinners Toy for $3.99 (list price $8.95)

KITCHEN

DOWAN 22oz Porcelain Soup/Cereal Bowls - 4 Packs, White for $21.99 (list price $24.99)

Stainless Steel 5 Pieces Cooking Spoon Set - By Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Box Grater, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Large 10-inch Grater for Parmesan Cheese, Ginger, Vegetables by Spring Chef for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Eparé 6 oz Insulated Tea Glass (Set of 2) - Double Wall Drinking Glasses Thermal Tumbler Cup for Turkish Coffee Pot Water Beer or Juice - Teapot Infuser Glassware Accessory - Lead Free for $17.95 (list price $19.95)

Citrus juicer (Stainless Steel) for $49.97 (list price $99.99)

Hamilton Beach 25462Z Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker for $22.91 (list price $36.02)

Biokips Cereal Container Airtight Watertight Cereal Keeper 16.9 Cup 135.2oz (2) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $13.39 (list price $24.00)

DecoBros 12 Spice Bottles w/ label Set for $14.87 (list price $19.99)

HQY Best Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew With An Extra Corkscrew Worm/Spiral, Luxury Golden for $26.50 (list price $99.99)

Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML) for $19.95 (list price $69.99)

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout - 1.0L / 34oz Ovalware RJ3 Brewing Glass Carafe with Removable Stainless Steel Filter for $35.99 (list price $68.00)

HOME

SimpleHouseware Stackable 2 Tier Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer, Chrome for $25.77 (list price $29.99)

Levoit Humidifiers Vaporizer, Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Air Bedroom Humidifier with Remote, 6L Capacity for Large Room Home Babies with No Noise , Waterless Auto Shut-off for $74.87 (list price $119.99)

Queen Polar-Fleece Thermal Blanket Grey - Extra Soft Brush Fabric, Super Warm Bed Blanket, Lightweight Couch Blanket, Easy Care - by Utopia Bedding for $21.99 (list price $41.99)

Remote Control Organizer, Space Saving Metal TV Remote Control Storage Organizer/Caddy/Rack/Organizer, Black Pretty Handy Remote Control Tidy Remote Holder and TV Remote Organizer for $11.99 (list price $14.77)

Convenience Concepts Palm Beach Serving Tray, White for $18.96 (list price $25.29)

GreenForest Full Size Metal Bed Frame with Stable Metal Slats Headboard/Black for $87.99 (list price $129.99)

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffusers with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function for Home Office Bedroom Room, 100 mL for $15.95 (list price $69.99)

Foremost 340001 Modular 5-in-1 Shelf Cube Storage System, White for $95.26 (list price $192.44)

Big Joe Media Lounger, Black for $71.99 (list price $79.99)

Kate Aspen Luminous Mini Lanterns for $3.99 (list price $9.32)

T4U 2.5/2.75/2.75 Inch Ceramic White Collection NO.31 succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot/Container/Planter Package 1 Pack of 3 for $9.93 (list price $25.86)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale with Extra Large Lighted Display for $18.95 (list price $29.95)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $10.99 (list price $12.19)

Tom's of Maine Whole Care Fluoride Toothpaste Spearmint, 4.7 Ounce, 2 Count for $8.50 (list price $11.58)

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Cream, Lemon Cream, 3.3 Ounce for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

American Crew Classic Gel Firm Hold 8.45oz / 250ml for $10.44 (list price $14.95)

Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, Original Astringent, 12 OZ for $8.76 (list price $10.95)

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, All Natural Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, 12 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set (2 x 16 Oz) - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair,For Men & Women Infused with Keratin for $26.13 (list price $49.99)

Bath Shower Sponge Pouf Loofahs Mesh Brush Shower Ball, Mesh Bath and Shower Sponge Pack of 4 (60g/pcs) for $8.49 (list price $23.99)

Reach Mint Waxed Floss, 55 Yd (pack of 6) for $5.82 (list price $8.40)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum Spf 45, 3 Fl. Oz., Pack Of 2 for $12.74 (list price $14.99)

Viva Naturals Cold Pressed and Hexane Free Organic Jojoba Oil - Golden, 4 oz for $12.62 (list price $25.24)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

17.3 inch Padded Laptop Messenger Bag, Mens Messenger Computer Shoulder Bag for Office Work Canvas Leather for $41.49 (list price $79.99)

Victor Wood Midnight Black Collection Desk Organizer with Smart Phone Holder, 9525-5 (Black) for $31.99 (list price $36.99)

EXPO Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $9.27 (list price $13.14)

uni-ball 207 Colors Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 8 Count for $7.40 (list price $10.48)

AMIR Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $18.99 (list price $66.99)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $18.00 (list price $129.99)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $7.96 (list price $14.31)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $14.59 (list price $19.02)

eBoot Plastic Ruler Straight Ruler Plastic Measuring Tool 12 Inches and 6 Inches, Clear, 2 Pieces for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

HP F1J03A#B1H HP Office Jet Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink Ready for Too low to display (list price $99.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Vandor 69075 PAC-MAN 18 Ounce Tritan Water Bottle, Multicolored for $11.39 (list price $20.00)

Under Armour Unisex UA Hustle Backpack LDWR Black Backpack for $24.20 (list price $32.99)

Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm (No Pump)) for $15.95 (list price $23.95)

Best Delta Kite for Kids & Adults - Easy to Fly - Large (60" across) with Long (8.5') Tail Ribbons - Superb Flyer - Vivid Colors - Top Quality Materials - Stunning Design for $24.90 (list price $39.90)

MD Sports Table Tennis Set, Regulation Ping Pong Table with Net, Paddles and Balls (8 Pieces) for $121.01 (list price $199.99)

Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed for $19.98 (list price $38.99)

UShake Bike Lock Cable, 4-Feet Bike Cable Basic Self Coiling Resettable Combination Cable Bike Locks with Complimentary Mounting Bracket, 4 Feet x 1/2 Inch for $12.97 (list price $21.97)

Simple Modern 20oz Ascent Water Bottle - Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Standard Narrow Mouth 18/8 Stainless Steel Swell Flask with Handle Lid - Powder Coated Hydro Travel Mug - Blush for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

Claritin Children's Chewable Tablet, Grape, 30 Count, 5 mg for $18.53 (list price $28.57)

Allegra Adult 24 Hour Allergy Tablets, 180Mg, 70 Count for $25.18 (list price $42.99)

TOOLS

Louisville Ladder LP-2210-00 Adjustable Aluminum Ladder Stabilizer for $18.82 (list price $89.00)

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers for $13.98 (list price $24.99)

Trust 72-7525 Tape Measure with Magnetic Hook, Heavy Duty Nylon Bonded Blade and Auto Lock, 25 Feet by 1-Inch for $11.90 (list price $29.99)

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece, 4935502 for $35.52 (list price $39.99)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

Wrench Set, 22 Piece, Combo Set SAE and Metric By SYM Tools for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Cosco Shifter Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green for $56.80 (list price $79.99)

Wheeler Scope Levelling Tool for $13.99 (list price $16.61)

Premier 4-Feet to 8-Feet Fiberglass and Aluminum Twist Lock Telescoping Extension Pole 84048 for $12.80 (list price $19.39)

Scotchblue Painter's Tape, Advanced Multi-Surface, 1.41-Inch by 60-Yard for $9.29 (list price $13.10)

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.

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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.

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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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