Don't Wait on Tuesday'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 29.

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

Yamaha REFACE YC Portable Combo Organ with Vintage Organ Waves and Effects for $369.99 (list price $399.99)

Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty) for $91.33 (list price $349.99)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers, Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $39.99 (list price $159.99)

GMYLE Matte Rubber Coated Soft Touch Plastic Hard Case Print Frosted for MacBook Air 13 inch (Model: A1369 and A1466) - White Marble Pattern Shell Cover for $12.98 (list price $34.98)

YI Action Camera (US Edition) Lime Green for $69.99 (list price $109.99)

Kano Computer Kit | Make a Computer. Learn To Code for $129.99 (list price $149.99)

Google Wifi system (set of 3) - Router replacement for whole home coverage for $264.00 (list price $299.00)

Digital Voice Recorder by Yemenren, 8GB 3072Kbps Sound Audio Recorder Dictaphone, Double Microphone, Metal Casing, Voice Activated for $29.99 (list price $99.98)

Crosley CR8005A-DS Cruiser Portable 3-Speed Turntable, Disney for $99.00 (list price $109.95)

Arlo Pro Security Camera – Add-on Rechargeable Wire-Free HD Camera with Audio (Base Station not included), Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMC4030) for $179.99 (list price $189.99)

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Point Anywhere Remote (Certified Refurbished) for $31.99 (list price $49.99)

Roam Universal Premium Bike Phone Mount for Motorcycle - Bike Handlebars, Adjustable, Fits iPhone 6s | 6s Plus, iPhone 7 | 7 Plus, Galaxy S7, S6, S5, Holds Phones Up To 3.5" Wide for $11.98 (list price $29.98)

Anker SoundCore nano Bluetooth Speaker with Big Sound, Super-Portable Wireless Speaker with Built-in Mic for iPhone 7, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Laptops and More - Gray for $24.88 (list price $24.88)

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)

Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6", 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chromebook (XE500C13-K04US) for $169.00 (list price $189.99)

KITCHEN

Marquis by Waterford Vim and Vigor Bar Tool Set, Gold for $63.97 (list price $89.00)

chéri d'amour Cute Fish Measuring Cups & Spoons Set – Stackable Animal Set for Kids & Adults Measures Dry and Liquid Ingredients Kitchen Gadget for Baking Cooking, BPA Free Dishwasher Safe for $7.28 (list price $25.99)

BZY 14oz Glass Tea Cup with a Lid & Strainer , Portable Cute Cat Tail Heat Resistant Mugs ,Free with a Coasters for $15.99 (list price $39.90)

[10-Piece Set] Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - Durable Plastic - BPA Free - Clear Plastic with Black Lids for $64.97 (list price $99.99)

Totally Bamboo Double Salt Box, 100% Bamboo Container w/ Lid For Secured Storage; Two Compartment Multi Functional Wooden Salt Box great for Storing Spices, Herbs, Seasoning & MORE! Designed in USA for $23.89 (list price $30.00)

Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker, 2-Way for $49.00 (list price $89.50)

MAIRICO Ultra Sharp Premium Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears and Multi Purpose Scissors for $12.95 (list price $35.99)

JavaPresse Coffee Company Manual Coffee Grinder for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

DineAsia 3D Skull Flexible Silicone Ice Cube Mold Tray, Makes Four Giant Skulls, Round Ice Cube Maker, Black for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Onion 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)

Bentgo Kids Childrens Lunch Box - Bento-styled Lunch Solution Offers Durable, Leak-proof, On-the-go Meal and Snack Packing (Blue) for $27.99 (list price $39.99)

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, 12-inch for $17.39 (list price $37.00)

Biobu [by Ekobo] 8 oz Bambino Cup Set in Gift Box, Lagoon/Mandarin/Rose/Lime for $17.99 (list price $20.00)

HOME

South Shore 39" Mobby Loft Bed with Stairs, Twin, Morgan Cherry for $476.77 (list price $541.99)

Crystal Allies Pack of 2 Natural Pink Himalayan Salt Tea Light Candle Holders with Authentic Crystal Allies Info Card for $12.99 (list price $34.95)

Honey-Can-Do HMP-03770 Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Natural Liner, 16 by 13 by 25-Inch for $24.33 (list price $44.82)

T4U 2.5 Inch Ceramic Flowing glaze solid Gray Base Serial Open Mouth Shape succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot/Container/Planter for $6.93 (list price $13.86)

WOLTU Shoe Rack 8-Tiers 24 Pairs Tower Shelves Storage Organizer Stand Cabinet Easy to Assemble ACSR1005blk for $23.99 (list price $46.99)

Umbra Pillar Accessory Organizer for $20.62 (list price $25.00)

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 225 Count for $9.97 (list price $11.97)

WOYBR CHR-JY-VMO WL+E Bent Wood, Woven Fabric, Vintage Mod Chair for $125.99 (list price $124.64)

Full Circle Stretch Counter Scrubbers, Set of 4 for $4.99 (list price $7.27)

Buff Pro Multi-Surface Microfiber Towel – 12 Pack| Premium Cleaning Cloths | Dust, Scrub, Clean, Polish, Absorb | Large 16"x16" (Blue) for $13.80 (list price $19.98)

Globe Electric Vintage Edison 1-Light Plug-In Mini Pendant, White Cord, Brushed Steel Socket, In-Line On/Off Rocker Switch, 12592 for $15.44 (list price $18.99)

Paddywax Candles Apothecary Collection Jar Candle, 8-Ounce, Tobacco and Patchouli for $17.01 (list price $20.00)

Zober Premium Quality Space Saving Velvet Hangers Strong and Durable Hold Up To 10 Lbs - 360 Degree Chrome Swivel Hook - Ultra Thin Non Slip Suit Hangers, Black - 50 pack for $22.95 (list price $39.99)

Botanica Bud Vase Trio for $47.95 (list price $54.95)

Collapsible Storage Bin Basket [3-Pack] EZOWare Foldable Canvas Fabric Tweed Storage Cube Bin Set With Handles - Brown / Gray For Home Office Closet for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Chisel Tip, 72-Count for $128.97 (list price $268.00)

Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers, Medium Point, Assorted Fashion Colors, 5-Count for $11.51 (list price $20.00)

KINGFOM™ Wooden Struction Leather Multi-function Desk Stationery Organizer Storage Box Pen/Pencil ,Cell phone, Business Name Cards Remote Control Holder Colors (S-Brown) for $13.99 (list price $33.78)

YAMAZAKI home Tower Desk Bar, Black for $25.79 (list price $30.00)

NIKKY HOME Shabby Chic Wave and Spot Perpetual Desk Calendar Wood Blocks 6.9 x 3.5 x 4.5 Inches, Black for $18.99 (list price $23.99)

Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand Holder with Three USB 3.0 Ports and 3.5mm AUX port - Suitable For All Headphone Sizes (Silver) for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set for $6.26 (list price $9.95)

Arteza Sketch Book, 9X12" (68lb/100g, 100 Sheets, 2 Pack) for $20.99 (list price $63.99)

Tomons Wood Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Designer Table Lamp, Reading Lights, Study Lamp, Work Lamp, Office Lamp, Bedside Nightstand Lamp - Black for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Castle Art Supplies Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners, Students or Artists, 12 x 12 millilitre Tubes, Vivid Colors for $9.99 (list price $22.99)

Mead Spiral Notebook, 1 Subject, 70 College Ruled Sheets, Assorted Colors, 6 PACK (73065) for $10.50 (list price $14.19)

AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator for $17.88 (list price $21.99)

AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size (25 Pack) - Green for $7.69 (list price $8.99)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $3.79 (list price $10.25)

Oxford Heavy Weight Index Cards, 3" x 5", Ruled, White, 100/Pack (63500) for $5.64 (list price $8.84)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Bevel Trimmer for $189.00 (list price $199.95)

B.I.G. Natural Pre Shave Oil, 60 ml for $12.95 (list price $25.00)

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller (Large) - Relieve Plantar Fasciitis, Heel, Foot Arch Pain - Stress Relief - Detailed Instructions Included - Acupressure/ Reflexology Tool - Perfect Gift for $17.95 (list price $49.99)

Dead Sea Mud Mask & Free Face Brush - HUGE 9.3oz - Clears Acne - Anti-Aging - Exfoliate Skin - Moisturize - Aloe Vera Juice - Jojoba - Sunflower - Hickory Bark Extract - Calendula Oil - Shea Butter for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit | Includes 6 Items: One Safety Razor, One Badger Hair Brush, One Alum Block, One Shave Soap, One Stainless Steel Bowl and Five Razor Blades for $55.00 (list price $75.00)

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

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)

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer, Wet/Dry for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Dukes Daily Age-Defying Facial Moisturizer Cream 4oz - Anti-Aging Lotion - Day/Night Face Wash Fuel for Men – All Organic for $19.99 (list price $45.00)

MUST HAVE Prophet and Tools Beard Oil and Beard Comb Kit! Unscented All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Shine and Faster Beard Growth - 0% Alcohol, Vegan and Nuts-Free for $13.98 (list price $19.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

MiiR Insulated Growler Bottle, Blue, 64-Ounce for $43.76 (list price $54.95)

Salton SP1503 Electric S'More Maker, Stainless Steel for $45.99 (list price $49.99)

BigMouth Inc Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. for $18.95 (list price $39.99)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap for $17.95 (list price $19.95)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

HYSEAS Water Resistant All Purpose, Extra Large Outdoor Blanket, 73 by 80-Inch for (list price )

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.95 (list price $36.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Penn Championship Regular Duty Tennis Balls, 12 Can Case, 36 Balls (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $52.05)

Coleman QuickPump for $17.83 (list price $24.99 )

TOOLS

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

Epica Digital Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, Smartphone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cable-ONE CABLE DOES ALL for $21.95 (list price $39.95)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch, Carhartt Brown for $46.10 (list price $54.99)

GE 12-Feet Indoor Extension Cord with Tamper Guard, White, 51954 for $4.97 (list price $7.99)

SZHOWORLD® Portable Brass Screw Lock D-shape Key Holder Creative EDC Keychain tool for $8.99 (list price $29.99)

Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 for $38.79 (list price $49.99)

Black & Decker 71-912 Drill and Screw Bit Set, 45-Piece for $7.88 (list price $13.64)

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $9.99 (list price $21.23)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471] for $24.49 (list price $26.84)

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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