Check Out Thursday's Best Amazon Deals

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Amazon

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 28.

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

Luma Home Wireless-AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router, White (Pack of 3) (Refurbished) for $349.99 (list price $349.00)

Battery Charging Hub for DJI Phantom 4 / 4 Pro by Smatree (Charge 3 Batteries One by One, Converting Phantom 4 Battery into Power Bank) for $21.24 (list price $35.70)

Anker Buds Buddy PU 'Vegan Leather' Earbuds Carry Pouch for Wired Headphones and Wireless Earbuds - Carry Anker SoundBuds and Much More for $9.99 (list price $30.99)

LEGO Star Wars Krennic's Imperial Shuttle 75156 Star Wars Toy for $74.99 (list price $89.99)

LEGO Star Wars Poe's X-Wing Fighter 75102 Star Wars Toy for $63.99 (list price $79.99)

iClever Quiet 7 Color Backlit Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

BC Master 80-inch/10" Sturdy Carbon Fiber 2-in-1 Tripod Monopod Kit TC533M Universal Dslr Camera Tripod with Bag, Ball Head, Bubble Level, Quick Release Plate for Canon Nikon YouTube, Weight: 3.2lbs for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Driversf , Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $27.99 (list price $159.99)

1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speaker, Vintage Style Record Player, Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, Natural Wood for $129.99 (list price $149.99)

Amplified HDTV Antenna- VIEWTEK Digital Indoor TV Antennas 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier 13 Ft Copper Coaxial Cable for TV Receiver with better reception 4K ready for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

FoodSaver FM2000-FFP Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Bag/Roll Set, Black for $46.99 (list price $79.99)

Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef's Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knives Ergonomic Equipment for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

2 Plates Waffle Maker - Elechomes CW1301 2 Plates 8 pcs Belgian Waffle Irons with Nonstick & Easy-to-clean Coating, Mirror Surface and Foldable Handle Compact Design Waffle Machine ( FDA Certified) for $39.99 (list price $199.99)

Aroma Housewares Professional 6 Tray Food Dehydrator, Black for $105.78 (list price $149.99)

Youmi Japanese Natural Wood Chopstick Set Reusable Classic Style Chopsticks 5 Pairs Gift Set for $8.99 (list price $16.99)

Amagabeli 8"x 8" Stainless Steel 316L Cast Iron Cleaner Chainmail Scrubber for Cast Iron Pan Pre-Seasoned Pan Dutch Ovens Waffle Iron Pans Scraper Cast Iron Grill Scraper Skillet Scraper for $15.39 (list price $35.99)

Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS Salad Spinner, Green and White for $14.99 (list price $32.00)

Zzanggu Sugar Tongs (Set of 4) Stainless Steel Sliver Tea Party Mini Palm Handle with Skid-proof Silicone for Kitchen Tongues Food Folder and Ice Clip,5-inch Long (4 Colors) for $6.99 (list price $20.99)

15-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, BPA Free Plastic Stackable Nested Mixing Bowls including Container, Colander, Sieve, Measuring Cups and Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons for $14.00 (list price $29.99)

Toshiba EM925A5A-BS Microwave Oven, 0.9 Cu.ft, Black Stainless Steel for $71.99 (list price $89.99)

Meal Prep Bag by LISH - Insulated Lunch Box w/ 6 BPA Free Snap-Lock Portion Control Containers, Reusable Ice Pack, Daily Vitamin Organizer & 26" Soft Shoulder Strap (Black & Red) for $33.99 (list price $44.99)

12-in-1 Pressure Cooker - Elechomes 1000 W 6 Qt Multi-use Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Saute Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer for $89.99 (list price $199.99)

Maison d' Hermine Birdies on Wire 100% Cotton Set of Oven Mitt & Pot Holder for $18.99 (list price $28.00)

Gibson Select Amalfa Ceramic Dinnerware Set (56-Piece) for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

HOME

Portable Iron Fabric Steam Cleaner Mini Travel Garment Steamer irons with Zipper Waterproof Travel Pouch for $23.97 (list price $47.99)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $54.99 (list price $159.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

Superior Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion With XL-CUTOUT for Back Pain Relief and Sciatica And Tailbone Pain,Ideal for Office Chair And Car Driver Back Support for $26.99 (list price $55.99)

TasteLife 105 GSM Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set Brushed Hypoallergenic Microfiber 1800 Bedding Sheets Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - 4 Piece(White,Queen) for $14.90 (list price $119.90)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, 2-Pack for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Salt Light Glow Hand Carved Night Lights Wall light with UL Listed Plug for Lighting, Decoration and Air Purifying for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Water Beads, Elongdi Colorful Jelly Water Beads Orbeez Grow Many Times, Rainbow Mix Over 45,000 Orbies Beads (Rainbow) for $11.95 (list price $20.99)

Techcell Standing Desk/Sit Stand Work Station/Height Adjustable Elevating Standing Monitor Desk Riser/Sit Stand Up Riser Computer Office Laptop Study (94 cm) for $169.99 (list price $487.99)

ETA hand2mind Large Geometric Solids Volume Set for $13.30 (list price $17.95)

Hynes Eagle Travel Universal Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Cases For Various USB, Phone, Charger and Cable, Black for $14.99 (list price $35.50)

2000PLUS 4-In-1 Date Stamp and Message Stamp,Self-Inking, Red and Blue Ink (032519) for $15.52 (list price $33.95)

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink for $164.95 (list price $299.99)

QuWei 3x 300 Feet Natural Jute Twine Best Arts Crafts Gift Twine Christmas Twine Industrial Packing Materials Durable String for Gardening Applications (3PC) for $10.99 (list price $20.99)

WINMI Modern High Back Ergonomic Office Chair Seat Height Swivel Ergonomic Computer Task Chairs Mesh Office Desk Chairs with Adjustable Headrest Backrest and Armrest for $144.49 (list price $229.99)

Smead 100% Recycled Pressboard Classification File Folder, 2 Dividers, 2" Expansion, Letter Size, Red, 10 per Box (14024) for $18.65 (list price $18.65)

Auledio Headphone Stand, Universal Aluminum Headphone Holder Gaming Headset Display Hanger for Desk Organizer - White for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

BIC(R) Brite Liner(R) Highlighters, Chisel Point, Yellow, Box Of 24 for $8.88 (list price $17.99)

Dland Home Office Desk 55" PC Laptop Decent Modern Computer Workstation with Triangular Solid Support Writing Studying Table, Black for $99.99 (list price $169.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Pure Body Naturals Essential Oils Gift Set, Lavender/Tea Tree/Eucalyptus/Lemongrass/Orange/Peppermint, 6 count - 10 ml for $11.21 (list price $17.95)

Pure Body Naturals Undiluted Essential Peppermint Oil, 4 fl. oz. for $14.95 (list price $14.95)

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)

Optimum Probiotics: Deep Immune System Support - With Patented Prebiotic (Probiotic Booster) - Nutritional Supplement for Women and for Men - Effective in Small Doses Within Hours for $22.48 (list price $69.97)

Panasonic ES-LV95-S Arc5 Electric Razor, Men's 5-Blade Cordless with Shave Sensor Technology and Wet/Dry Convenience, Premium Automatic Clean & Charge Station Included for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Panasonic Compact Hair Dryer with Folding Handle and Nanoe Technology for Smoother, Shinier Hair, 0.82 Pound for $83.70 (list price $99.99)

Caswell-Massey Almond Shave Cream Tube, 4 Ounce for $12.64 (list price $16.00)

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Salt Light Glow Hand Carved Night Lights Wall light with UL Listed Plug for Lighting, Decoration and Air Purifying for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

HOMEIDEAS Drying Skin Body Bath Brush Shower Back Brushing Dry Remove Dead Skin 100% Natural Boar Bristle with 15.4 Inch Long Removable Wooden Handle for $8.99 (list price $29.98)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $6.99 (list price $7.99)

Safety Razor for Men, Ocathnon Double Edge Razor Blades Razor Stand Plus Gift Box for Mens Shaving as Fathers Day Gift for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Safe/Clean Grill Brush ~ Bristle Free Barbecue Grill Brush - 100% Rust Resistant Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Cleaner ~ Safe For Porcelain, Ceramic, Steel, Iron ~ Great Grilling Accessories Gift for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic (Blue) for $25.99 (list price $35.99)

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)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

TOTU Windproof Umbrellas Auto Open Close Folding Golf Strong Durable Compact Travel Umbrella Reinforced Ribs 60 MPH Windproof Canopy and Slip-Proof Handle, Portable Lightweight Easy Carrying Black for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Sportneer Camping Hammock w/ Mosquito Net, Parachute Fabric Double Hammock For Outdoor Travel Indoor Camping Hiking for $19.99 (list price $80.00)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid, Black for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

KATSU Handmade D2 Steel Blade G10 Handle Bamboo Style Japanese Razor Pocket Folding Knife with Pocket Clip for $45.99 (list price $70.99)

TOOLS

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

DEWALT DW4856 Metal/Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set, 6-Piece for $7.99 (list price $21.23)

LE Headlamp LED, 4 Modes Headlight, Battery Powered Helmet Light for Camping, Running, Hiking and Reading, 3 AAA Batteries Included for $7.99 (list price $18.95)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

ORIA Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Repair Tool Kit, 60 in 1 with 54 Bits Precision Screwdriver Kit, Flexible Shaft, for iPhone 7, 7 Plus/ Smartphone/ Game Console/ Tablet/ PC, etc for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

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

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $19.46 (list price $24.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $257.70 (list price $530.00)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $49.99)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $31.82 (list price $39.14)

Channellock 442 12-Inch V-Jaw Tongue & Groove Plier for $12.99 (list price $13.99)

Wayfair Is Offering Up to 75 Percent Off on Furniture, Rugs, and Pet Essentials Through Tuesday

Wayfair
Wayfair

If you’re looking to upgrade your home furniture in the new year, turn to Wayfair. From orthopedic dog beds to convertible couches to luxuriously soft bedding, the online retailer has just about anything you can imagine to spice up your home décor. And through Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. EST, shoppers can save up to 75 percent on hundreds of items. Check out some of our favorite deals below.

Living Room Furniture

- Corwin Twin Convertible Sofa $134 (Save $16)
- Swiger Sleeper $481 (Save $57)
- Spraggins Armchair $195 (Save $135)
- Oday Wingback Chair $297 (Save $72)
- Luper Tufted Storage Ottoman $127 (Save $212)
- Tannis Futon Chair $183 (Save $11)

Pet Essentials

- Ginny Pet Crate $88 (Save $83)
- 72-Inch Mya Cat Tree $64 (Save $165)
- Bernice Quilted Orthopedic Dog Sofa $22 (Save $28)
- Cathey Wooden Litter Box Cabinet $142 (Save $9)
- Ian Double Bowl Elevated Feeder $82 (Save $50)
- Boris Ultra Plush Cooling Gel Foam Pillow $23 (Save $27)

Dining Room Furniture

A Wayfair stool
Wayfair

- Marni Bar & Counter Stool $54 (Save $9)
- Boyes Dining Table $187 (Save $13)
- Chelsey Four-Piece Solid Wood Dining Set $256 (Save $256)
- Eaman Dining Table $215 (Save $45)
- Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table $847 (Save $910)
- Abbey Solid Wood Dining Table $727 (Save $744)

Extra Storage

- Petrone Combo Laundry Center $42 (Save $51)
- Cubeicals Shoe Storage Bench $69 (Save $17)
- Caryl Overdoor Six-Shelf Cabinet Door Organizer $35 (Save $17)
- Arapahoe 24-Inch-By-32-Inch Cabinet $102 (Save $83)
- Wicker Oval Double Laundry Hamper $60 (Save $10)

Bedroom Furniture

-Geraldine 4 Drawer Chest $195 (Save $15)
-Fuente Upholstered Panel Headboard $75 (Save $64)
- Eichhorn Platform Bed $102 (Save $150)
- Kemmerer Vanity Set with Mirror $206 (Save $303)
- Rossford 6 Drawer Double Dresser $263 (Save $42)
- Amher Adjustable Bed Base $271 ( Save $129)

Rugs

Wayfair flower rug
Wayfair

- Brandt Blue Area Rug $26 (Save $52)
- Abstract Multicolor Area Rug $25 (Save $73)
- Shiflett Flatweave Dark Gray Area Rug $31 (Save $29)
- Meador Hand-Braided Natural Area Rug $38 (Save $40)
- Geometric Gray/Ivory Area Rug $34 (Save $25)

Bedding

- Adena Ultra Soft Down Alternative Reversible Comforter Set $33 (Save $97)
- Eldon Solid Color Sheet Set $25 (Save $35)
- Kiril Duvet Cover Set $25 (Save $75)
- Arrington Ruffle Skirt Bedspread Set $61 (Save $89)

Outdoor Décor

- Marquis Vertical Hello Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $14 (Save $10)
- Arden Welcome Paw 36-Inch-By-24-Inch Non-Slip Outdoor Door Mat $33 (Save $10)
- Midori Planter Box $73 (Save $37)

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These Grass Straws Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

We know plastic straws have created an incredibly serious environmental issue, and while many alternatives have been introduced, there are definitely some drawbacks to each of them. Paper straws, for example, tend to dissolve faster than you can finish your beverage. Some companies have tried to get around the issues paper and plastic straws present by introducing a special lid to sip cold beverages through. But they’re still made out of, well, plastic.

A Kickstarter campaign is offering a solution by producing sturdy grass straws that work perfectly in hot or cold drinks and decompose in just 15 days. With $3606 raised, the startup La Couleur Monochrome is still working toward a $27,877 goal, but you can back this project until January 31. For as little as $6, you can receive 100 straws in a reusable, eco-friendly zip-up bag, and the more expensive tiers offer bigger rewards.

The straws are made from hollow-stemmed grass that is grown and hand-harvested in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. After the grass is harvested, it is cut into 20-centimeter pieces and disinfected through a boiling process, rather than with harsh chemicals. Buyers have the option of selecting either dried-out straws, which can last for up to one year when stored at room temperature, or fresh straws, which can remain in the fridge for up to six weeks. According to the startup, both straws are suited for hot and cold drinks, but when using the fresh straws, you’ll get “a slight scent of fresh cut grass without changing the drink's taste.”

Grass straws
Kickstarter

If you’re worried about the environmental impact of harvesting the field, there’s no need. According to the campaign, the grass regenerates itself within a year. Currently, the startup is producing 1 million straws a month, but they hope to up it to 10 million by July 2020. Also beginning in July, the company plans to only send out orders once a month to create a more sustainable shipping program.

With so many large-scale changes that need to happen to help the environment, starting with a simple straw may seem inconsequential, but it’s not. Estimates have put the number of straws littering the world's coastlines at anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion.

If you want to visualize how much plastic humans have produced, it's equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings or 80 million blue whales. And of all that plastic, only 9 percent has been recycled. At this pace, some have predicted that the amount of plastic in the ocean may outweigh the ocean's fish by 2050.

Cutting out straws is a great way to start reducing single-use products in your everyday life, and you can head here to find out more about the Kickstarter.

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