Don't Miss Out on Friday's Best 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, August 25.

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

Luke's Lightsaber MimoPowerTube2 Star Wars Power Bank 2600mAh | Mimoco for $21.95 (list price $29.99)

Talkie by Toymail: Bitsy a Bat, The safe & smart toy to voice message with kids, As seen on Shark Tank for $47.99 (list price $59.00)

Amazon Echo - White for $99.99 (list price $179.99)

Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Blue) for $95.95 (list price $149.99)

Nevo Hybrid Smart Watch for Android or IOS Phone,Black Case, Brown Strap for $129.99 (list price $269.99)

Sengu SG-S812-N Handmade Bamboo Portable Multimedia Wireless Bluetooth Speakers for $52.99 (list price $75.79)

Crosley CR6019A-BR Executive Portable USB Turntable, Brown for $100.20 (list price $109.95)

Hide & Drink Leather Handmade Sleeve for iPhone 6 Plus - Bourbon Brown for $16.95 (list price $26.95)

7 Arc Star Floating Bluetooth Speaker for $119.99 (list price $159.99)

Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built in Mic (Cordless 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design, 7 Hours Play Time) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

KITCHEN

DANSK Kobenstyle 4-Piece Place Setting, Slate for $29.90 (list price $37.95)

DeBell 16 Piece Melamine Dinnerware set, Dinner Plates/Salad Plates/Bowls/Mugs 4-Pieces each, With Bonus Gloves for $25.87 (list price $45.87)

Vitamix 5200 Blender, White for $304.75 (list price $449.00)

Japanese blue and brown tea cup set, beautiful pattern designs, 6 ounce, set of 2 for $27.99 (list price $49.96)

Wine Decanter,WBSEos1.2L U Shape Classic Wine Aerator, Red Wine Carafe, Wine Gifts, Wine Accessories for $36.99 (list price $69.99)

Bormioli Rocco Diamond Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Ocean Blue, Set of 6 for $18.99 (list price $23.50)

FlyingColors Laguiole Stainless Steel Flatware Set. Wood Handle for $69.99 (list price $120.00)

Stanley Adventure Vacuum Crock Food Jar, Stainless Steel, 3 quart for $51.93 (list price $65.00)

Bellemain 4 Piece Airtight Acrylic Canister Set , Food Storage Container for $22.95 (list price $39.95)

Paladone PacMan Ice Cube Tray for $9.99 (list price $12.00)

Ny Coffee Cup Gg (100 Paper Cups with 100 Lids) for $21.18 (list price $28.95)

Fred DEEP TEA DIVER Silicone Tea Infuser for $7.60 (list price $15.00)

Shot Flask - Stainless Steel 8 oz Hip Flask, Built-in Collapsible 2 Oz. Shot Glass & Flask Funnel - Everything You Need to Pour Shots on the Go - BarMe Brand for $18.97 (list price $34.99)

Prepara Herb Savor for $19.86 (list price $29.99)

VonShef 1.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Countertop Kitchen Compost Bin & Free Odor Absorbing Filter Model 07/146 for $20.00 (list price $49.99)

HOME

Safavieh American Home Collection Odessa White Bookcase for $121.80 (list price $135.33)

Hygge Collection Soy Wax Candle in Sage Green Ceramic Pot with Copper Lid, 15-Ounce, Wild Fig & Cedar for $24.00 (list price $32.00)

Adeco Accent Round Starburst End/ Side/ Tea Table/ Stool, Iron Wire Weave Netting, Yellow for $69.99 (list price $104.98)

Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container - Great For Succulent Plants, Air Plant, Mini Cactus, Faux Plants and More, White Ceramic/Brass (Set of 2) for $38.00 (list price $40.00)

YAMAZAKI home Tosca Under Shelf Tool Hanger Clips for $27.82 (list price $33.01)

Spectrum Diversified Scoop wire Storage Basket, Medium, Copper for $10.15 (list price $15.99)

PRO-MART DAZZ Heavy Duty Duffle Bag, 2 Compartments, Natural Canvas for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

Casual Home 324-54 Montego 5-Tier Bookcase, Walnut for $74.63 (list price $103.99)

Kashi Home Nikki Polyester canvas Shower Curtain for $11.51 (list price $14.76)

DHP Emily Square Storage Ottoman, Blue Linen for $44.54 (list price $59.07)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Beige for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

InterDesign Formbu Square Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder for Bathroom Storage - Natural Bamboo for $15.71 (list price $25.18)

SONGMICS Entryway Coat Rack with Storage Shoe Bench Hallway Organizer 18 Hooks and 3-Tier Shelves Metal Black URCR67B for $45.99 (list price $71.73)

SONGMICS Update 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer Accessory Storage Shelves Light Brown URCH08K for $11.99 (list price $16.23)

Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner EZ Lite Corded Bagless Canister Vacuum SD40010 for $70.40 (list price $109.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Westcott 8" Vintage Copper Finish Scissors for $8.00 (list price $16.99)

AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer for $27.96 (list price $37.50)

Umbra Prisma Picture Frame, 4 by 6-Inch, Copper for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Large All Purpose Dopp Kit Utility Bag (Cords, Chargers, Tools, School / Office Supplies) Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Swayze Suede for $30.99 (list price $40.99)

Umbra Sometime Desk Clock for $22.99 (list price $25.00)

Smart Tech Small 88 keys Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Wooden PC Wireless 2.4GHz Keyboard and Mouse Combo + Free Smart Tech Touch Pen for $45.99 (list price $59.99)

Kantek Acrylic Stapler, Fits full strip of Standard Staples, 2 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/4 Inches , Clear (AD80) for $13.73 (list price $14.88)

Clarity Gold Notes Holder with Cube Memo Pad 320 Sheets, Acrylic 3 in 1 Drawer Organizer by Draymond Story (Clips Not Include) for $23.99 (list price $34.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $10.99 (list price $16.99)

TwentyFive Wire Mesh Office Desk File Organizer, Black for $39.77 (list price $49.99)

FITUEYES Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser 4.7'' High 23.6'' Save Space Desktop Stand for Xbox One/component/flat Screen TV-Black DT106005GB for $28.00 (list price $119.99)

Brother Printer MFCJ6930DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax for $209.99 (list price $299.99)

Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass for $18.00 (list price $22.50)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Electric Toothbrush By Dr Jim Ellis For Superior Dental Hygiene for $39.98 (list price $89.99)

Artisan Dead Sea Mud Soap with Olive Oil | 100% Natural | Great for Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis | Purifies, Moisturizes, Cleanses | For Women and Men for (list price )

My Best Beard Oil Brush With Boar Bristles Kit For Men for $7.82 (list price $14.88)

iNeibo Silicone Travel Bottles 4 Pack and 1 Cream Jar - TSA Airline Carry-On Approved - Squeezable and Refillable Travel Containers For Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Toiletries (B) for $16.33 (list price $23.66)

Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Terresa Ceramic Hair Straightening Electric Brush with Anti-Scald Comb Teeth | Professional, Anti-Static, Ionic, Heat Steam Brushing | Detangle & Straighten Hair, Eliminate Frizz & Smoothen Your Locks for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

Brownmed IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, One Size for $8.88 (list price $13.10)

Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream, 0.5 Fluid Ounce for $8.31 (list price $15.99)

HQY Heavy-duty and Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set - Fingernail and Toenail Clipper Set for $11.78 (list price $39.99)

Cymas 7× Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror, 15 Min Auto Turn Off, Dimmable Daylight LED Travel Vanity Mirror, Compact, Cordless, 360 Rotation, Strong Locking Suction Bathroom Mirror for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder - Made in USA with Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal for Safe Effective Teeth Whitening, 100% Natural, Better Than Strips, Kit, Gel & Whitening Toothpaste for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

BESTOPE Beard Trimmer Men's Grooming Kit, Professional Electric Hair Shaver Rechargeable Cordless Facial Head Nose Hair Clippers Trimmer (13 Pieces) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Facial Moisturizer, Organic and Natural Face Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive, Oily or Severely Dry Skin - Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle, for Women and Men. By Christina Moss Naturals. for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick, Unscented, 2.25 Ounce, Pack of 6 for $25.62 (list price $40.41)

Pomade for Men - Medium Hold & High Shine - Hair Styling Formula for Straight, Thick and Curly Hair - 2 OZ - Smooth Viking for $11.95 (list price $15.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch for $8.94 (list price $14.95)

Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade for $44.54 (list price $54.99)

Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $24.99 (list price $36.00)

Mountain Khakis Adult Flat Pack Bag, Dark Olive, One Size for $142.98 (list price $149.95)

Actorstion Swim Goggles With Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking Shatterproof for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Children + Goggles Case, Silicone Ear Plugs and Interchangeable Nose Bridge (Black) for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Carhartt Trade Series Backpack, Black for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

Youphoria 24-Inch-by-72-Inch Microfiber Yoga Towel, Gray Towel/Blue Stitching for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

Ello Cole Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Teal, 16 oz for $14.37 (list price $21.25)

G4Free Portable Ultralight Outdoor Picnic Fishing Folding Camping Chairs Sports Backpacking Chairs Ground Chair(Adjustable Red) for $29.99 (list price $65.99)

260 PSI Mini Bike Pump for Presta & Schrader,2 in 1 Screw Valve and High Pressure for All Cycle Tires - Bonus Accessories Included for $16.49 (list price $42.99)

LED Camping Lantern, 2 Pack Raniaco Ultra Bright Collapsible Hand Tough Lamp, Portable Hanging Flashlight for Outdoor Garden Hiking Fishing for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

4.0Ah Battery for Worx WA3520 - VANON 20V Max Li-ion Replacement Battery for Worx WG151s WG155s WG251s WG255s WG540s WG545s WG890 WG891 for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Dremel EZ686-01 EZ Lock Sanding and Grinding Kit for $14.98 (list price $21.99)

Makita 5007NK 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw for $92.99 (list price $109.99)

Makita AN453 1-3/4-Inch Roofing Coil Nailer for $199.00 (list price $249.00)

BISSELL Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum Complete Wall-Mounting System, 18P03 - Corded for $128.19 (list price $199.99)

Tomshine 2in1 LED Flashlight Torch & Desk Night Lamp Rechargeable Power Bank with USB Charging Port 18650 Battery Included for Camping Hiking Emergency Use for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack), Kitclan Magnet Wristband with 5 Powerful Magnets, Adjustable Velcro Strap for Holding Tools, Screws, Nails, Bolts, Drilling Bits and Small tools (Red) for $10.88 (list price $24.99)

Amzdeal Cable Crimper Cable Lug Crimping Tool Terminal Crimp Pliers Hand Ratchet Wire Crimper for 10, 8, 4, 2 and 1/0 AWG Wire Cable for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

11 Masks That Will Keep You Safe and Stylish

Design Safe/Designer Face Covers/Its All Goods
Design Safe/Designer Face Covers/Its All Goods

Face masks are going to be the norm for the foreseeable future, and with that in mind, designers and manufacturers have answered the call by providing options that are tailored for different lifestyles and fashion tastes. Almost every mask below is on sale, so you can find one that fits your needs without overspending.

1. Multicolor 5-pack of Polyester Face Masks; $22 (56 percent off)

Home Essentials

This set of five polyester masks offers the protection you need in a range of colors, so you can coordinate with whatever outfit you're wearing.

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2. 3D Comfort Masks 5-Pack; $20 (25 percent off)

Brio

The breathable, stretchy fabric in these 3D masks makes them a comfortable option for daily use.

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3. Reusable Face Masks 2-pack; $15 (50 percent off)

Triple Grade

This cotton mask pack is washable and comfortable. Use the two as a matching set with your best friend or significant other, or keep the spare for laundry day.

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4. Active Masks 3-pack; $23 (14 percent off)

RipleyRader

Don’t let masks get in the way of staying active. These double-layer cotton masks are breathable but still protect against those airborne particles.

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5. Washable Protective Cotton Face Masks 2-pack; $13 (35 percent off)

Its All Good

Avoid the accidental nose-out look with this cotton mask that stays snug to your face.

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6. Washable 3D Masks 12-pack; $24 (44 percent off)

Elicto

With this 12-pack of protective masks, you can keep a few back-ups in your car and hand the rest out to friends and family who need them.

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7. Reusable Dust-Proof Mask with 5 Filters; $22 (45 percent off)

Triple Grade

This dust-proof mask can filter out 95 percent of germs and other particles, making it a great option for anyone working around smoke and debris all day, or even if you're just outside mowing the lawn.

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8. Reusable Fun Face Cover / Neck Gaiter (Flamingo); $20

Designer Face Covers

Channel some tropical energy with this flamingo fabric neck gaiter. The style of this covering resembles a bandana, which could save your ears and head from soreness from elastic loops. Other designs include a Bauhaus-inspired mask and this retro look.

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9. Seamless Bandana Mask; $8 (52 percent off)

Eargasm Earplugs

This seamless gaiter-style mask can be worn properly for protection and fashioned up into a headband once you're in the car or a safe space. Plus, having your hair out of your face will help you avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth before washing your hands.

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10. Two-Ply "Love" Face Masks 2-Pack; $18 (40 percent off)

Design Safe

These statement masks allow you to have a voice, even if your mouth is covered.

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11. Neoprene/Fleece Neck and Face Mask (Purple); $10 (66 percent off)

Its All Good

This mask will definitely come in handy once winter rolls around. It features a fleece neck, face, and ear covering to keep your mask secure and your face warm.

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New Book From TASCHEN Presents a Visual History of Tarot Cards

TASCHEN
TASCHEN

Like many pieces of occult iconography, the origins of Tarot cards are murky. Legends tell of the cards' origins stretching back to the ancient Egyptians, but in reality, they began in 15th-century Italy. It would take another few centuries for Tarot to evolve from a playing card deck to its more familiar form as a fortune-telling device accompanied by elaborate, and sometimes macabre, artwork.

That's a bit of the history you can expect to find in Tarot, a new book from TASCHEN coming out on August 29. Written by author Jessica Hundley, with additional writing by Johannes Fiebig and Marcella Kroll, Tarot tells the story of the mystical cards through historical tidbits and stunning imagery. The 520-page book features more than 500 pictures showing the 78 classic Tarot cards in their various iterations throughout the years. Symbols and deeper meanings are explored for each, along with a look at how different cultures around the globe have interpreted the cards.

Even skeptics can appreciate the artistry that's gone into these artifacts. The cards have been used as a canvas by Medieval artists as well as contemporary painters like Salvador Dalí and Niki de Saint Phalle. You can see a few examples of the cards highlighted in the book below.

Tarot is the inaugural volume in "Library of Esoterica," a new series from TASCHEN exploring "the creative ways we strive to connect to the divine." You can preorder it now from Amazon or the TASCHEN store for $40.

The Wheel of Fortune by artist Cathy McClelland, 2017© Cathy McClelland/TASCHEN

Strength by Michael Eaton & A. A. Khan, 2015© A. A. Khan & Michael Eaton

The Sun by artists Pamela Colman Smith & A. E. Waite, 1910TASCHEN

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