Check Out Wednesday'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, September 13.

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

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $20.99 (list price $79.99)

iPhone 6, 6s Wallet Case | Durable and Slim | Lightweight with Classic Design & Ultra-Strong Magnetic Closure | Faux Leather | Dark Brown ||Apple 6/6s (4.7 in) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Apple Leather Case for iPhone 7 Plus - Saddle Brown for $38.99 (list price $49.00)

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset for $58.74 (list price $89.95)

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life for $318.00 (list price $399.95)

RIF6 CUBE Pico Projector with 120 Inch Display - 2 Inch Mobile Portable Mini Projector 20,000 Hour LED Compatible with HDMI Devices Phones Laptops Tablets and Gaming Consoles - Includes Mini Tripod for $249.95 (list price $299.00)

Samsung UN50J5000 50-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model) for $477.99 (list price $799.99)

Cord Organizer, Earbud Holder, Leather Cord Organizer, Leather Cable Holder, Earphone Holder, Cable Organizer, Genuine Leather Cord Organizer (3 in 1 Packaging) for $7.49 (list price $19.99)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor for Competitive Play for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

iPhone 6 / 6s Battery Case, Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 / 6s (4.7 inch) with 2850mAh Capacity / 120% Extra Battery [Apple MFi Certified] (Black) for $55.99 (list price $112.00)

KITCHEN

Zojirushi NHS-06 3-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker for $38.24 (list price $44.99)

Zojirushi SL-JAE14SA Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar, Silver for $35.99 (list price $66.00)

Zojirushi SM-SC36HM Stainless Mug, Slate Gray for $25.76 (list price $40.00)

Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver for $31.99 (list price $39.00)

Avocado set ● 2 in 1 Avocado cutter – Avocado slicer ● Avocado saver ● Orange peeler ● Bonus – Kitchen towel for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

Vremi 5 Piece Cheese Grater Set with Container - Microplane Zester Parmesan Cheese Shredder Vegetable Slicer Cheese Graters - Fine and Coarse Metal Hand Cheese Grater Adjustable Hard Cheese Slicer for $10.00 (list price $34.99)

Kinzi Tri-Blade Vegetable and Fruit Spiral Slicer Chopper, Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

Cuisinart AMB-14PP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 14-Inch Pizza Pan for $12.35 (list price $26.00)

NINESTARS DZT-80-4 The Original Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, 21 Gal. / 80 L., Stainless Steel for $71.83 (list price $80.73)

Bellemain Heavy Duty Aluminum Half Sheet Pan, 18" x 13" x 1" for $12.50 (list price $32.95)

Sweet Course 12" Large Round Cake Carrier - Airtight Container for $20.88 (list price $29.99)

HOME

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $24.70 (list price $59.99)

Sherpa Throw Blanket Navy Blue 50x60 Reversible Fuzzy Microfiber All Season Blanket for Bed or Couch by Bedsure for $23.99 (list price $39.99)

Adams Manufacturing 8500-48-3700 Plastic Quik-Fold Side Table, White for $10.38 (list price $24.99)

AmazonBasics-Wall Mounted Coat Rack, Light Walnut for $19.99 (list price $21.99)

Bedside Storage Organizer/ Beside Caddy / Table cabinet Storage Organizer for tablet Magazine Phone Remotes - All Within Arms Reach (Coffee) for $7.90 (list price $15.98)

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)

LED String Lights 33 ft with 100 LEDs, TaoTronics Waterproof Decorative Lights for Bedroom, Patio, Parties ( Copper Wire Lights, Warm White ) for $14.49 (list price $29.99)

Laundry Backpack 2 Strong Shoulder Straps Wash Laundry Washing Bag for Dorm-room Laundry Bag, 25" X 31" (Brown) for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

ClosetMaid (421) Cubeicals Organizer, 9-Cube - White for $38.96 (list price $49.06)

Zinus 18 Inch Premium SmartBase Mattress Foundation / 4 Extra Inches high for Under-bed Storage / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Strong / Sturdy / Quiet Noise-Free, Full for $82.16 (list price $99.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar White Board Monthly Weekly Planner 2017 With Markers Magnets Set (15.7" x 11.8") for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Deco Brothers Stackable Mesh Desk Convertible Organizer, Black for $22.87 (list price $35.99)

Mity-Lite Flex One Folding Chair, Black, 4-Pack for $106.57 (list price $127.53)

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black for $254.75 (list price $440.00)

Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Natural Wood Designer Table Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Studio, Study and Office - Green for $29.99 (list price $57.99)

FlexiSpot Standing Desk - 35" wide platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Riser with Removable Keyboard Tray (M2B-M-SIZE) for $289.99 (list price $375.99)

Brother P-touch PTD400AD Label Maker With AC Adapter for $53.62 (list price $59.99)

Vankey Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad and Mouse Silica Gel Wrist Rest Support with Memory Foam for Computer and Laptop for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

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

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $10.25)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Conair Vagabond Compact 1875 Watt Folding Handle Hair Dryer; Teal for $12.99 (list price $17.49)

GREEN TEA DETOX FACE MASK By Teami | Our 100% Best Facial Care Mud Masks with Bentonite Clay for a Natural, Hydrating Cleanse of Dry Skin that Removes Blemishes | Antioxidant, Moisturizing, Anti-aging for $24.95 (list price $35.99)

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream, 3.4 fl oz for $18.00 (list price $23.00)

AHAVA Time to Hydrate Essential Day Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz. for $33.75 (list price $42.00)

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounces for $9.99 (list price $17.99)

American Crew Molding Clay, 3 Ounce for $8.10 (list price $16.96)

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil Unisex, 5 Ounce for $52.00 (list price $64.99)

Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Shampoo, 10 Ounce for $32.29 (list price $48.00)

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream, Best Shave Cream for Men and Women - Helps Reduce Appearance of Razor Burn, Naturally Derived Caffeine, Safe Ingredients, Travel/TSA Friendly for $5.49 (list price $7.99)

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Spot Treatment, .75 Oz for $6.39 (list price $8.99)

SKINFUN IPX7 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush Body and Face Scrubber Skin Microdermabrasion Exfoliator and Massager Bi-directional Rotation with 5 Brush Heads for $18.99 (list price $41.99)

BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool Best Acne Removal Kit - Treatment for Blemish, Whitehead Popping, Zit Removing for Risk Free Nose Face Skin with Metal Case for $8.29 (list price $15.69)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )

TuneBand for iPhone 7, Premium Sports Armband with Two Straps and Two Screen Protectors, BLACK for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Gentleman Black) for $24.99 (list price $32.99)

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag for $54.00 (list price $93.86)

Extra Large Picnic & Outdoor Blanket Dual Layers For Outdoor Water-Resistant Handy Mat Tote Spring Summer Blue and White Striped Great for the Beach,Camping on Grass Waterproof Sandproof (SC-CM-01) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

STIGA Advantage Table Tennis Table for $399.99 (list price $449.99)

TOOLS

Megapro 211R2C36RD 13-In-1 Ratcheting Driver, Red for $27.67 (list price $37.96)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $17.92 (list price $24.99)

Louisville Ladder FE3228 Fiberglass Extension Ladder 300-Pound Capacity, 28-Feet for $328.37 (list price $360.90)

First Alert FE3A40GR Heavy Duty Plus Fire Extinguisher Red for $55.99 (list price $69.99)

Hyde Tool 06986 2-1/2-Inch Stiff 6-In-1 Multi-Tool for $7.74 (list price $9.75)

Stanley FMHT51249 FATMAX Anti Vibe Nailing Hammer, 14-Ounce for $32.52 (list price $34.99)

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight for $29.99 (list price $45.95)

Stanley STHT55135 Pry Bar Set for $10.70 (list price $16.00)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Inch/Metric, 26-Piece | 25252 for $13.19 (list price $14.99)

Jeronic 11-Inch Folding Step Stool Holds up to 300 lb for $9.95 (list price $16.99)

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.24 (list price $19.75)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.24 (list price $9.53)

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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