Check Out Monday'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, October 9.

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

Echo Show - Black for $199.99 (list price $229.99)

Logitech HD Webcam C310 for $19.99 (list price $33.49)

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse, Long Range Wireless Mouse with Hyper Scroll and Easy-Switch up to 3 Devices – Stone for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Nebula Mars Portable Cinema, Home Theater, 150in HD Picture, 3000 (500 ANSI) Lumens, 4K and 3D support, with Wi-Fi, Two 10W JBL Speakers, 3hr Playtime, DLP, and Android 4.4 for Music, Movies, and More for $449.00 (list price $799.99)

Klipsch 12" 400 Watts Wireless Subwoofer Brushed Black Vinyl (R-12SWi) for $499.99 (list price $549.00)

Eton Mini Compact AM/FM/Shortwave Radio, Black (NGWMINIB) for $24.99 (list price $44.99)

Bluetooth Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote for iphone 6 6s 7 plus Android Samsung Galaxy S7 S8 Plus Edge BlitzWolf 3 in 1 Mini Pocket Extendable Monopod Bluetooth 3.0 Aluminum Alloy 360 Degree Rotation for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Action Camera, Amuoc 4K WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sport Camera with 12MP 170 Degree Wide-Angle Lens and 2 PCS Rechargeable Battery, Including Waterproof Case and Full Accessories Kits for $59.99 (list price $129.99)

NEXGADGET Detachable Universal Multi-Port USB Charging Station, 24W 4-Port USB Charging Dock for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Warmoon E26 LED Light Bulb, 10W RGB Color Changing Dimmable LED Light Bulbs with Remote Control [Fits E26 and E27] for $9.99 (list price $59.99)

Maxboost HyperPro iPhone 8 Case / iPhone 7 Case [GXD Gel Drop Protection] Heavy Duty Hybrid Cover for Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7, 6s 6 Enhanced Grip/Reinforced TPU Cushion/Hard PC Back -Jet Black/Clear for $12.95 (list price $19.95)

Maxboost Galaxy S8 Plus Wallet Case [Folio Style] [Stand Feature] Samsung Galaxy S8+ / s8 plus Card Case (2017) [Black] Premium Protective PU Leather Flip Cover w/ Card Slot Side Pocket Magnetic for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Donner Yellow Fall Vintage Pure Analog Delay Guitar Effect Pedal True Bypass for $35.00 (list price $46.00)

Power Wheels Thomas & Friends, Thomas Train with Track [Amazon Exclusive] for $124.99 (list price $139.99)

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Grade by Tech Acoustics, For Shower Radio And Outdoor Use for (list price )

KITCHEN

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black for $249.99 (list price $364.03)

Magic Mill 5-In-1, 6-Quart Multi-Cooker, Slow Cooker, Brown/Sauté, Sear, with non-stick Inner pot for $114.49 (list price $199.99)

Chef Knife, beegod Pro 8-Inch Stainless-Steel Chef's Knife for Professional Chef for Easy Hand-held for $25.99 (list price $129.99)

Ado Glo Kitchen Shears - Stainless Steel Multi-Function Kitchen Scissors with Sharp Blade - Professional Poultry Shears for $12.95 (list price $49.99)

O-Cedar Heavy Duty Scrunge Scrub Sponge (Pack of 6) for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $11.04 (list price $19.99)

Rubbermaid Brilliance Salad/Snack Lunch Storage Container Combo Kit, 100% Leak-Proof, Plastic, Clear for $14.94 (list price $22.99)

Jecobi Double-Wall Insulated Coffee Mug Glass Tea Espresso Cups Set of 2 - 8.5-Ounce for $17.59 (list price $23.95)

Heavy Duty Stainless Steel - Multi-Purpose, Pastry / Bench Scraper & Chopper With Ruler...By Sunsella for $8.95 (list price $12.95)

Melissa & Doug Stir and Serve Cooking Utensils (7 pcs) - Stainless Steel and Wood for $10.99 (list price $12.99)

Weber 6417 All-Purpose Summit Drip Pan, 10-Pack for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Cook N Home 12-Inch Stir Fry Pan Wok Pan 30cm with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, Large, Green for $19.27 (list price $24.16)

Silicone Basting Brush Set - MISUNDER 2017 Pastry Oil Brush, Set of 8, JA-003 for $7.99 (list price $18.99)

Steak Knives, MCIRCO 18/10 Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set of 8 for Chefs Commercial Kitchen - Great For BBQ Weddings - Dinners - Parties All Homes & Kitchens for $13.99 (list price $22.59)

HOME

BuLuTu Pineapple Print Pattern Premium Cotton Twin Bedding Collections With 4 Corner Ties Bedding Duvet Cover Sets For Boys Girls White(No Comforter) for $48.99 (list price $98.99)

AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamps + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB for Bedrooms for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

mDesign Fabric Baby Nursery Closet Organizer for Clothes, Towels, Socks, Shoes - Set of 2, Large, 5 Compartments, Gray for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Clothes, Blanket Storage, Anti-mold, Breathable Material, Household Home Organizers Tidy Up Your Closets, Shelves, Blankets, Linen Cloth Create Extra Storage Space, Eco-friendly, Transparent Window for $9.99 (list price $15.99)

Sinland Premium Microfiber Washcloth Waffle Weave Facial Cleansing Cloth Face Cloth and Body Cloths 6 Pack 13 Inch X 13 Inch White for $10.29 (list price $20.00)

Fonder Mols Unpainted Natural Round Blank Wood Slices (Pack of 50) for $15.88 (list price $15.88)

Munchkin Auto Close Designer Baby Gate, Dark Wood/Silver for $50.19 (list price $79.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim Recycling Container with Venting Channels, Plastic, 23 Gallons, Blue (354007BE) for $40.81 (list price $49.24)

Best Price Mattress New Innovated Box Spring Metal Bed Frame, Queen for $77.00 (list price $85.70)

WEEKENDER Quilted Down Alternative Hotel-Style Comforter - Use as Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Hypoallergenic - Great for All Seasons - Corner Duvet Tabs - Oversized King - Classic White for $54.99 (list price $99.99)

Light Accents Table Lamp Natural Wooden Base with Linen Shade for $26.95 (list price $29.95)

Teepee PLAY10 4-Panel Play Tent Classic Indian Playhouse with 4 Wooden Poles for Kids Indoor and Outdoor Play-Orange for $42.99 (list price $42.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors - Watercolor Markers - (Set of 48) for $41.98 (list price $119.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.86 (list price $6.72)

Panasonic KX-TGE232B Cordless Phone, 2 Handsets for $55.63 (list price $69.95)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 15-Piece Set for $13.97 (list price $20.07)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $16.55 (list price $18.39)

Writing Essentials Kit: Sharpie Markers & Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase & More, 20 Count for $9.99 (list price $21.99)

Swingline GBC Laminator, Inspire, Thermal, 9 inch Max Width, Quick Warm-Up (1701855) for $22.99 (list price $34.90)

uni-ball 207 Impact Retractable Gel Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm), Black, 12 Count for $18.17 (list price $23.63)

Sticky Notes,Memo Self-Stick Notes 3x3,12 Pads/Pack, 100Sheets/Pad,1200Sheets, 6 Assorted Bright Colors(Rose Red Pink Yellow Green Blue Orang),Individual Package for $15.99 (list price $20.00)

Dland Laptop Stand Adjustable 31.4" Medium Size Computer Standing Desk Portable Cart Tray Side Table with Wheels for Bed Sofa Hospital Reading Eating, Black for $54.99 (list price $89.00)

TOPS Time Cards, Bi-Weekly, 2-Sided, Numbered Days, 3-1/2" x 9", Manila, Green/Red Print, 500-Count (1275) for $18.15 (list price $22.93)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

BEAKEY 5 Pcs Beauty Makeup Blender Sponge set, Foundation Blending Sponge ,Flawless for Liquid, Creams, and Powders ,Multi Color Makeup Sponges for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Premium Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder - All Natural Coconut Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay - Highest Quality & 2X Value - Whitening Toothpaste for $14.99 (list price $11.31)

InnoGear Real Wood Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers with 7 LED Colorful Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off, 160ml for $23.99 (list price $79.99)

Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum 20 for Face with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E Oil, that Helps Fade Age Spots, Clear Adult Acne & Get Rid of Wrinkles for a Glowing & Younger Looking Skin, 1 fl Oz for $34.97 (list price $59.97)

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)

Sleep Mask, UtechSmart Deep Rest Contoured Sleep Eye Mask Cover Eyeshade with Ear Plugs Carry Pouch for Travel Naps for $7.99 (list price $15.99)

2017 ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Purifies The Air, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

Beautural 10X Magnifying Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural White LED, 360 Degree Swivel Rotation and Locking Suction, 8 inches for $21.99 (list price $30.99)

2NICE Water Flosser IPX7 Waterproof Oral Irrigator Dental Flosser 3-Mode Rechargeable Battery Design Portable Dental Irrigator with 4 Tips (Blue)-FDA Approved (Blue) for $34.99 (list price $79.99)

Organic 20% Vitamin C Serum + Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Amino, for Face. Repairs Dark Circles | Fades age spots and Sun Damage | Acts as Anti wrinkle. Natural Ingredients | Smooth Radiant Skin | Look More Youthful - A Marvelously Beautiful Skin! | by Finest Vitamins for $13.10 (list price $13.10)

Makartt Zebra Nail File Washable Double Sided Emery Board 10 Pieces 100 100 Grit for $6.79 (list price $19.97)

BEST Aloe Vera Gel - 99% Organic - NO XANTHAN, Absorbs Rapidly, No Residue - USA made - SEE RESULTS OR - Unique Formula with SEAWEED. Best Moisturizer for Face, Skin & Hair for $19.95 (list price $49.00)

Clarifying Face Toner - Natural Swiss Anti-Aging Pore & Breakout Balance with Disinfectant - Features Lavender, Green Tea, Tea Tree Oil, and Edelweiss - Men & Women - 4oz for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Apple Cider Vinegar - Pills for Weight Loss - Includes: Vitamin B6, Spirulina, Lecithin & Kelp - Helps Support Detox, Digestion & Circulation, 350 mg, 90 Capsules for $18.92 (list price $28.59)

Activated Charcoal Face Mask, Powdered, Organic and Natural Ingredients, Remove Blackheads, Minimize Pores and Fight Acne for $17.97 (list price $27.97)

ROSENICE Natural loofah Exfoliating Bath Scrubber Sponge Pack of 2 for $8.99 (list price $17.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Halloween String Lights, YUNLIGHTS 13ft 30 LED Waterproof 3D Pumpkin Lights with 8 Modes, Battery Powered, Warm White for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

adidas Gymball, Black, 65cm for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

CAP Barbell Elastic Resistant Band with Handles for $9.99 (list price $15.00)

CAP Rubber Medicine Ball Set with Rack for $179.00 (list price $211.18)

Fuel Pureformance 3-in-1 Foam Plyo Jumping Box for $129.00 (list price $150.00)

Reebok Pilates Mat, Dark Gray for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

Tone Fitness Pink/black Aerobic Stepper for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

APIE Wireless Sports Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones Sweatproof Running Exercise Stereo with Mic Earbuds Earphones for Iphone and Android Phones for $16.99 (list price $159.99)

Aduro Sport Bicycle Bike Storage Bag Triangle Saddle Frame Strap-On Pouch for Cycling (Grey) for $9.97 (list price $29.99)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

Skywalker Trampolines Jump N' Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop, Blue, 15-Feet for $299.99 (list price $349.00)

WACOOL 3L 3Liter 100oz BPA Free EVA Hydration Pack Bladder , Leak-proof Water Reservoir for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Cool Towel Sweat Absorbent Lightweight Breathable Soft UV Protection Fast Cooling for Hot Yoga Golf Hiking Running and Simple Snap to Reactivate Cool Gray 16x40 Inch for $7.97 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

UBANTE Measuring Tape Measure 1-Inch x 25-Foot(7.5m) Retractable Heavy Duty with Magnetic Hook, Metric and Inches Measurement - Professional Ruler For Carpenter, Construction, DIY Measurement for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

General Tools 29 Plastic Protractor and Angle Finder with Articulating Arms for $3.99 (list price $5.74)

BLACK+DECKER LCS36 Maximum Fast Charger, 40-volt for $45.98 (list price $59.98)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

75 Pcs Junior Tool Kit Constructions Toys Pretend Play Educational Toys for Kids Repairing Tools with Electronic Drill for Kids and Workbench for $19.99 (list price $49.98)

CUH Cordless Power Scrubber with Rechargeable Battery for Bathroom Kitchen 6 Brushes 1 Scouring Pad for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

TEKTON 1/4-Inch Drive Socket Set, Inch/Metric, 6-Point, 5/32-Inch - 9/16-Inch, 5 mm - 14 mm, 51-Piece | 13001 for $35.09 (list price $44.99)

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)

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

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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