Get Today's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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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, October 17.

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

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV for $34.99 (list price $79.99)

65ft Bluetooth Transmitter TaoTronics 20m Long Range Digital Optical TOSLINK and 3.5mm Audio Wireless Adapter for TV, aptX Low Latency, Pair 2 Stereos for $38.99 (list price $45.99)

Anker 40W/8A 5-Port USB Charger PowerPort 5, Multi-Port USB Charger for iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and More for $18.59 (list price $49.99)

Sabrent Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub (30" cable) for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, or any PC [Silver] (HB-MAC3) for $9.01 (list price $13.99)

ThermoPro TP55 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Thermometer Humidity Gauge with Jumbo Touchscreen and Backlight Temperature Humidity Monitor for $13.79 (list price $29.99)

Wireless Charger, JETech Wireless Charging Pad for Samsung Note 8, S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 Edge/S6, Apple iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, Nexus 7/6/5/4(2013), Nokia Lumia 920, LG Optimus Vu2, and More for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Anker PowerCore+ 26800, Premium Portable Charger, High Capacity 26800mAh External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (in- and output), Includes PowerPort+ 1 Wall Charger for $69.95 (list price $149.99)

Anker KARAPAX iPhone 8 iPhone 7 Screen Protector GlassGuard for iPhone 8 / 7 with DoubleDefence Technology and Tempered Glass [ Case Friendly ] [2 PACK] for $5.00 (list price $19.99)

[Upgraded to 6700mAh] Anker Astro E1 Candy-Bar Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger, External Battery Power Bank, with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Black) for $13.99 (list price $59.99)

Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight Detector for Dog Urine, Pet Stains and Bed Bug for $10.50 (list price $25.99)

KITCHEN

Oster Pro 1200 Blender 3-in-1 with Food Processor Attachment and XL Personal Blending Cup for $56.00 (list price $89.99)

OMorc Ice Cube Trays 4 Pack, Easy-Release Silicone and Flexible 14-Ice Trays with Spill-Resistant Removable Lid, LFGB Certified & BPA Free, Stackable Durable and Dishwasher Safe for $13.99 (list price $39.99)

SKG Automatic Bread Machine 2LB - Beginner Friendly Programmable Bread Maker (19 Programs, 3 Loaf Sizes, 3 Crust Colors, 15 Hours Delay Timer, 1 Hour Keep Warm) - Gluten Free Whole Wheat Breadmaker for $97.00 (list price $137.00)

GDEALER Waterproof Meat Thermometer Digital Super Fast Instant Read Thermometer BBQ Thermometer with Calibration and Backit Function Cooking Thermometer for Food, Candy, Milk, Tea, BBQ Grill Smokers for $16.99 (list price $33.99)

Blendtec TB-621-25 Total Blender Classic with WildSide+ Jar, Black (Certified Refurbished) for $189.99 (list price $224.97)

7 Pc All-In-One Espresso/Cappuccino Machine Bundle Set- (Includes: Electric Coffee Bean Grinder, Portafilter, Stainless Steel Frothing Cup, Measuring Spoon w/ Tamper & 2 Espresso Cups), Silver/Black for $197.99 (list price $399.99)

Hamilton Beach 31128 Easy Reach Digital Convection Toaster Oven, Silver for $59.99 (list price $89.99)

MIRA 34 oz Double Wall All Stainless Steel French Press For Coffee or Tea | Insulated Coffee Pot & Maker Keeps Brewed Coffee or Tea Warm for Hours (34 oz French Press with Bonus Long Spoon) for $19.99 (list price $44.99)

Glass Teapot with Infuser for Blooming and Loose Leaf Tea Pot by Cozyna | Holds 5-6 Cups | Includes Recipe Book for $26.99 (list price $69.90)

HOMFA Insulated Lunch Bag Picnic Bag Large Capacity Soft Cooler Tote Bag with Zipper Organizer for Outdoor Travel for $18.69 (list price $59.99)

TedGem 6 Pack Silicone Stretch Lids, Various Sizes Expandable Durable Reusable Silicone Stretch Wrap, BPA FREE , Heat Resistant, Dishwasher, Microwave and Oven Safe Stretch Lids Covers for $9.98 (list price $19.99)

Fred UNZIPPED Hand-Blown Glass Bowl for $15.67 (list price $20.00)

Garcima 26-Inch Carbon Steel Paella Pan, 65cm for $62.90 (list price $95.20)

Cook N Home Micro Perforated Colander Over The Sink Expandable Handle, 13.5-Inch by 9-Inch, Stainless Steel for $13.28 (list price $17.28)

Cook N Home 11" Granton Edge Slicing Knife Roast/Fish Slicer, Green for $13.49 (list price $29.99)

HOME

Extra Soft Down Filled Pillow for Stomach Sleepers w/ Cotton Casing 2 Pack - Filled and Finished in the USA, Set of 2 Standard for $90.99 (list price $121.99)

Printed Blackout Room Darkening Color Block Grommet Curtain Panel 52 inch wide by 84 inch long - Decorative Curtains by Utopia Bedding (Printed Grey) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off humidifier and 7 Color Changing LED Lights for Home Office Baby for $20.99 (list price $49.99)

Portable Garment Steamers for Clothes, Aicok 200ml High Capacity Handheld Travel Clothes Steamer, 900W Fast-Heat Powerful Fabric Steamer Perfect for Home and Travel, with Brush & Travel Pouch, Black for $22.99 (list price $89.99)

Zoyer Wood Suit Hangers (20 Pack) - Premium Quality Wooden Coat Hangers - Strong and Durable Suit Hangers - Natural for $17.99 (list price $34.99)

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)

Equinox Comforter - (350 GSM) White Alternative Goose Down Duvet (Queen) - Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched, Protects Against Dust Mites and Allergens for $25.39 (list price $59.99)

2 PCS Cross X Hangers,IPOW Black Tie Belt Rack Organizer Hanger Non-Slip Clips Holder With 360 Degree Rotation,Securely up to 20 Ties for $8.19 (list price $10.95)

StorageManiac 3-tier Folding Water-Resistant Compact Steel Clothes Drying Rack - 22.44x14.57x41.34 - Inches for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Whitmor Supreme Wide Stacking Shelf, Chrome for $15.35 (list price $32.02)

Decorative Square 18 x 18 Inch Throw Pillows Grey Moroccan Quatrefoil Lattice Cushion Pillow for $11.99 (list price $27.98)

Lipper 8833 Bamboo Collection 7-Piece Coaster Set for $5.39 (list price $12.99)

Utopia Home Water-Repellent Antibacterial and Mildew Resistant Fabric 72-Inch-by-72-Inch Shower Curtain, White for $8.49 (list price $29.99)

Emerson CKS1708 SmartSet Alarm Clock Radio for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Zinus Sleep Master Pocketed Spring 8 Inch Classic Mattress, Twin for $62.59 (list price $98.22)

Vacuum Storage Bags-JACKYLED New Design 8-pack (4 Large 4 Medium) Never Leak No Holes 75% Space Save No Hand Pump Reusable Sealing Bags for Clothes Pillow Quilt Comforter for $16.99 (list price $28.99)

HOMFA Kids Book Rack Storage Sling Bookshelf Toy Display, Espresso / White for $22.94 (list price $69.99)

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle, Strawberry Lemon Ice for $15.89 (list price $25.83)

URPOWER Humidifiers, 4L Whisper-quiet Operation Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Waterless Auto Shut-off Air Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode Sleep Mode Humidifiers for Bedroom Babyroom Office for $42.99 (list price $66.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Makartt Nail Polish Remover Soak Off Gel Foils Nail Wraps with Cotton Pad 200 Pcs for $9.99 (list price $27.47)

Corewill Manicure Set Nail Clippers Set Stainless Steel Personal Manicure & Pedicure Travel & Grooming Kit 12 in 1 for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

2 Pcs Silicone Facial Scrubber Cleansing Pad Deep Pore Cleaning Brush - Massage,Blackheads Removing, Exfoliating for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Wahl Clipper Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit for men with Hair Clippers, Secure fit guide combs with stainless steel clips By The Brand used by Professionals. #79602 for $43.99 (list price $82.99)

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 for $39.95 (list price $69.99)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $12.74 (list price $16.89)

BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein Powder, Whey Protein, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Flavor: Chocolate Milkshake, 48 Servings for $44.99 (list price $53.69)

Hansderma SkinSoft Facial Mask Brush (3 Golden) for $7.82 (list price $15.00)

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)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Freeland Self Inflating Air Pad with Attached Pillow Lightweight Camping Sleeping Pads - Green Color for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

VicTsing 2 Way Y Hose Connector Splitter, Metal Body Garden Hose Splitter with Smooth Rubberized Grip Perfect for Garden and Home Life (4 Free Washers) for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Mpow 20 LED Solar Lights, Bright Outdoor Security Lights with Motion Sensor Wireless Waterproof Lights for Garden, Wall, Path, Patio, Front Door, Deck, Yard, Driveway - 2 Pack for $35.49 (list price $59.99)

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar and Portable Gym System, Sport for $25.49 (list price $29.99)

Dog Seat Cover Car Seat Cover for Pets Pet Seat Cover Hammock 600D Heavy Duty Waterproof Scratch Proof Nonslip Durable Soft Pet Back Seat Covers for Cars Trucks and SUVs for $32.99 (list price $85.99)

PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder, Dispenses Dog Food or Cat Food, Digital Clock for $116.95 (list price $149.99)

Coleman Divide+ 225l LED Headlamp for $14.75 (list price $24.99)

Coleman Twin LED Lantern for $31.20 (list price $43.24)

Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Chair with U-shape neck pillow and handy storage bag for Camping&Hiking & Swimming pool to use as mattress (outdoor&indoor) (Blue Lounger) for $24.98 (list price $31.00)

GardenHOME Garden and Yard Leaf Scoops/Hand Rakes with Adjustable Handles - Large Sized Multi-use for Leaves, Lawn and Trash Pick-Up (1 Pair - 2 Leaf Scoops) for $10.99 (list price $26.99)

URPOWER 16.4 Feet Nylon Retractable Dog Leash with Nylon Ribbon Cord, Hand Grip, One Button Brake & Lock for Medium Dogs for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

Sun Joe CJ601E 14-Amp Electric Wood Chipper/Shredder for $79.68 (list price $122.49)

VicTsing 50ft Expanding Garden Hose, Strongest Expandable Hose with Solid Brass Connector, 3750 Denier Woven Casing for Watering Plants,Auto Wash,Cleaning Patio + Free Storage Bag for $28.99 (list price $45.99)

Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader, (Up to 10,000-sq ft) for $41.35 (list price $76.01)

Camco 57293 Deluxe Grilling Table for $49.20 (list price $141.88)

TOOLS

Mpow Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Professional Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting, with a Carrying Bag for $13.99 (list price $24.99)

First Alert SCO5CN Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery Operated for $21.23 (list price $31.24)

J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight for $7.95 (list price $29.95)

TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI for $10.79 (list price $11.99)

Gorilla 7700104 Super Glue Gel, 20g for $5.97 (list price $14.89)

Kidde 468094 Three-Story Fire Escape Ladder with Anti-Slip Rungs, 25-Foot for $52.99 (list price $79.95)

Klein Tools 32581 4-in-1 Electronics Precision Screwdriver with Spin Top for $9.97 (list price $11.24)

Stanley 92-839 Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set, 99-Piece for $67.99 (list price $147.00)

Estwing DFH12 12 oz Red and Yellow Rubber Mallet Hammer for $14.97 (list price $19.98)

DEWALT DW2166 45-Piece Screwdriving Set with Tough Case for $12.97 (list price $41.80)

Cartman Orange 39-Piece Tool Set - General Household Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

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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