Don't Miss Out on Thursday'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 21.

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

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

Criacr Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Truck Radio Adapter Car Kit, 3.1A Dual USB Charging Port, AUX Port, CVC Noise Reduction, Hands-free Call for iPhone, etc. for $17.99 (list price $56.99)

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK for $8.99 (list price $12.99)

Sony HTCT390 Ultra-slim Sound Bar with Bluetooth for $119.99 (list price $197.98)

1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speaker, Vintage Style Record Player, Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, Natural Wood for $109.99 (list price $149.99)

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earphones In Ear Corded Earbuds with 15 Hours Playtime and Built-in Microphone (Noise Reduction, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack) for $37.99 (list price $45.99)

VicTsing 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Noiseless and Silent Click with 1600 DPI for PC, Laptop, Tablet, Computer, and Mac, White and Silver for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable (3ft), Probably The World's Most Durable Cable, MFi Certified for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5s (White) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

Smart No Touch Car Phone Mount, Universal Air Vent Phone Holder for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6s Plus, SE, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7 / S7 Edge / Note 6 / 7 and Other Smartphones for $14.88 (list price $14.88)

Lightning Cable, Amuoc 3 Pack iPhone Lightning Charger Cable High Speed Nylon Braided Charger Cord for iPhone 7,7 Plus,6S,6S Plus,SE,5S,5,iPad,iPod Nano 7 and More(1x 3.3ft, 1x6.6ft, 1x 10ft ) (White) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

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 $159.00)

elago AirPods Hang Case [White] - [Extra Protection][Perfect Fit][Hassle Free][Added Carabiner] - for AirPods Case for $11.99 (list price $12.99)

Sigoma Outdoor Portable ultra Bluetooth Speaker/Shower Speaker with Enhanced Bass sound,and built-in MP3, Built-In Microphone and Micro TF SD Card slot for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

TOP CASE - 2017 & 2016 Macbook Pro 15 Case 2 in 1 Bundle, Rubberized Matte Hard Case + Matching Color Keyboard Cover for MacBook Pro 15-inch A1707 with Touch Bar ( Release 2017 & 2016 ) - Royal Blue for $16.99 (list price $16.99)

KITCHEN

Pie Server, adier-life 2-In-1 Pro Stainless Steel Cake Cutter for Party Food Service for $11.68 (list price $19.00)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $17.89 (list price $23.38)

Cafe Du Chateau 34oz French Press Coffee Maker, 4 Level Filtration System, 304 Grade Stainless Steel, Heat Resistant Borosilicate Glass for $19.95 (list price $27.95)

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle - Vegetable Spiralizer and Cutter - Zucchini Pasta Noodle Spaghetti Maker for $14.84 (list price $39.99)

12 Square Glass Spice Bottles 4oz Spice Jars with Silver Metal Lids, Shaker Tops, and Labels by SpiceLuxe for $17.85 (list price $20.99)

Equinox Professional Chef's Knife - 8 inch Full Tang Blade - 100% German Steel with Protective Bolster for $10.99 (list price $49.99)

Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Premium Cookware 10-Pc Set for $143.90 (list price $499.99)

The Pineapple Co Pineapple 2 Oz. Shot Glasses by W&P Design, Set of Two, Handmade, Copper (Rose Gold) for (list price )

Glass Meal Prep Containers - Food Storage To Go for Home & Kitchen - Snap On Lids Keep Food Fresh With Airtight Seal - Travel Safe - Dishwasher, Freezer, Microwave Oven - BPA Free (6 Piece) for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

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

Joseph Joseph 40086 Nest 8 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls Measuring Cups Sieve Colander, 8-Piece, Multicolored for $25.49 (list price $49.95)

HOME

BedVoyage Bamboo Knit Travel / Throw Blanket and Zippered Travel Size Pillowcase in Sky Blue, Silky Soft Eco-Luxury, made from 100% Rayon / Viscose from Bamboo for $39.99 (list price $49.99)

Live and Sleep Resort Ultra Twin XL Size 12-Inch Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress with Memory Foam Pillow (Twin extra-long) for $289.95 (list price $799.95)

KOHLER K-10282-AK-BN Forte Single-Function Katalyst Showerhead, Vibrant Brushed Nickel for $49.98 (list price $67.70)

Kohler K-37055-BN Alteo Robe Hook, Vibrant Brushed Nickel for $12.89 (list price $22.35)

Earthwise Deluxe Collapsible Reusable Shopping Box Grocery Bag Set with Reinforced Bottom (Set of 2) for $13.97 (list price $13.97)

Kingwillow, Wicker Basket Fruit Basket Bread Tray Storage Basket, Fruit bowl, Round Stackable Basket, Light weight , 2 Pieces. for $19.99 (list price $26.99)

DreamSky Alarm Clock Radio With FM Radio And USB Port For Phone Charger , 1.8 " Large LED Digit Display With Dimmer , Snooze , Sleep Timer , Earphone Jack, DC Powered And Battery Backup . for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

EWEI'S HomeWares WHC1001CD-WH 5 Tier Large Corner Wall Mount Shelf, White for $22.49 (list price $22.49)

Soundproof Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain - NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Solid Grommet Blackout Drape for Dining room (Single Panel, 42 Inch by 84 Inch, Black) for $13.45 (list price $34.49)

Norcho Non-slip Absorbent Microfiber Bathroom Soft Bath Mat 20 inch by 31 inch Khaki for $28.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

Decorative Wall Mounted Key Holder - Multiple Key Hooks Rack - Hand Cast Aluminum - Modern Theme - Polished Finish - with Screws and Anchors - By Comfify for $14.99 (list price $35.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Fellowes Powershred 60Cs 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with SafeSense Technology (4606001) for $69.99 (list price $79.99)

VIVA OFFICE Ergonomic Bonded Leather Office Chair with Padded Headrest for $83.99 (list price $239.00)

Day-Timer Refill 2018, Two Page Per Week, January 2018 - December 2018, 3-3/4" x 6-3/4", Loose Leaf, Portable Size, Original (10831-1801) for $12.23 (list price $20.89)

Back to School Supply Kit: Sharpie Highlighters, Paper Mate Pens, EXPO Dry Erase, Elmer’s Glue & More, 31 Count for $9.99 (list price $21.99)

C-Line Wooden Name Badge Holder, 40-Card Capacity, 3.5 x 0.75 x 23.63 Inches, Oak Finish, One Each (98700) for $31.39 (list price $41.16)

Canon imageCLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer for $84.99 (list price $98.11)

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)

Rolodex 23420 Wood Tones Desktop Sorter, Mahogany for $12.08 (list price $15.37)

Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Low Force, 12 Sheets Punch Capacity, SmartTouch (A7074134) for $9.79 (list price $12.71)

eBoot 100 Pieces Mini Envelope Multi Color Cute Lovely (4.5 x 3.15 Inch) for Wedding, Birthday Party Gift Supplies for $10.29 (list price $15.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 12 oz. with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Shea Butter - Best Acne, Anti Cellulite and Stretch Mark treatment, Spider Vein Therapy for Varicose Veins & Eczema for $14.95 (list price $24.95)

Baebody Coconut Milk Body Scrub: With Dead Sea Salt, Almond Oil, and Vitamin E. Natural Exfoliator, Moisturizer Promoting Radiant Skin 12 oz. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Wazor Professional Hair Dryer 1875W Negative Ionic Blow Dryer With 2 Speed and 3 Heat Settings Cool Shut Button for $37.99 (list price $159.99)

Blackhead Remover, ENGIVE Blackhead Acne Remover Facial Pore Cleaner Exfoliator Skin Care Skin Cell Activator (Gold) for $28.99 (list price $99.99)

Qivange Makeup Brushes, Professional Foundation Eyeshadow Blending Brushes Set with Brush Holder+ Sponge & Brush Cleaner(Black with Rose Gold, 12pcs) for $14.99 (list price $59.99)

Silk18 Natural Hair Conditioner Argan Oil Sulfate Free Treatment for Dry and Damaged Hair Silk Amino Acids Jojoba & Keratin All Hair Types Women & Men & Teens Safe for Color Treated Hair for $12.95 (list price $24.99)

KEDSUM 300pcs Disposable Lipstick Wands Lip Gloss Applicators Makeup Brushes Tool Kits for $10.99 (list price $22.00)

PHOEBE Curling Iron Brush, 1 Inch Dual Voltage Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Hot Curler Brush, Professional 3 in 1 Anti-Scald Instant Electric Heating Brush for Long Hair (Blue) for $29.99 (list price $59.99)

ValourGo Leak Proof Silicone Travel Bottles Set TSA Approved (3oz ,4 pack with 2 Free Cosmetic jars) for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

IBEET Cleaning Makeup Brush Holder,Makeup Organizer,Egg Cleaner Holder Silicone Washing Brush Scrubber Board Cosmetic Clean Tools, 2 PCS for $4.99 (list price $19.99)

ONME 15 Pcs Nail Clippers Set Pedicure Kit Stainless Steel Nail Clipper ,Professional Nail Scissors Grooming Kit Manicure Includes Cuticle Remover Tools With Portable Travel Case (Black) for $13.88 (list price $19.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Bluetooth Earbuds, TaoTronics Sport Headphones with Adjustable Earhooks, Wireless Earphones for Running Gym Workout (IPX5 Waterproof & SweatProof, aptX Lossless Sound, 8 Hours Playtime) for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, HOPDAY U8 V4.1 Wireless In-ear Sports Earbuds with Built-in Mic Stereo Sound Noise Cancelling IP68 Waterproof and Sweatproof Headsets with Secure Ear Hook for Running Exercising for $26.59 (list price $69.99)

VicTsing Grill Cover, Medium 58-Inch BBQ Cover Waterproof, Heavy Duty Gas Grill Cover for Weber, Brinkmann, Char Broil, Holland and Jenn Air for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

Bubba Envy Insulated Tumbler with Straw, 32oz.,Purple/Blue for $10.39 (list price $15.04)

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case with Zipper, 299-Piece Kit, Large, Color Varies for $12.80 (list price $26.74)

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

YJWB Anti-Fog No Leaking UV Protection, Triathlon Swimming Goggles for Men/Women/Children, Blue for $12.65 (list price $18.99)

Top Fit Running Belt for Men + Women, Dual Pockets with Touch Screen, Holds all IPhones + Accessories, Completely Comfortable Running Belt for Running or Hiking. New Version (Dual Bag Black) for $12.93 (list price $32.95)

Yoga Strap - exercise, stretching, fitness, durable cotton, 8.4ft yoga strap (Teal) for $9.99 (list price $14.99)

WATERFLY Hiking Waist Bag Can Hold iPhone6 Plus 5.5 inch Gear with Water Bottle Holder / Funny Running Belt Bum Bag for Ridding Dog Walking for $12.73 (list price $29.99)

Camp Solutions Camping Self Inflating Sleeping Pad with Attached Pillow - Lightweight Air Sleeping Pads for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

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

TOOLS

Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black for $17.88 (list price $37.88)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.20 (list price $7.95)

DEWALT DWE7490X 10-Inch Job Site Table Saw with Scissor Stand for $499.00 (list price $529.00)

Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black for $31.62 (list price $40.76)

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)

Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek for $29.99 (list price $40.99)

JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3-Speed Air Filtration System with Remote and Electrostatic Pre-Filter for $377.99 (list price $448.00)

DEWALT D26676 3-1/4-Inch Portable Hand Planer for $129.00 (list price $139.00)

X-ACTO Compression Basic Knife Set for $12.90 (list price $19.10)

Zircon StudSensor e50-FFP Edge Finding Stud Finder with Live AC WireWarning Detection for $19.97 (list price $29.99)

25 Back-to-School Products That Earn High Marks

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New school style: Whether you're starting college, shopping for the kids, or just want an excuse to treat yourself to new office gear, Mental Floss has you covered. Equip yourself or a loved one with these stylish and functional school supplies.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers 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. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

1. COFFEE AND DOUGHNUT POST-ITS; $13

coffee and doughnut Post-its
Courtesy of Post-it

Add some flavor to your notes with the two-pack set of coffee and doughnut Post-its. Each of the 60 sheets is 3.20-by-3 inches.

Find It: Amazon

2. PACKIT FREEZABLE HAMPTON LUNCH BAG; $16

PackIt Freezable Hampton Lunch Bag, Blanket Stripe
Amazon

This spacious lunch bag is designed with a freezable lining, so it can be folded and placed in the freezer. When you're ready to take it on the go, it'll be ready to chill your food for hours. Bonus: It's also lead- and BPA-free.

Find It: Amazon

3. MONSTER REUSABLE SANDWICH BAGS; $11

Orange Monster Reusable Sandwich Lunch Bags
Amazon

Save the Earth and amuse little students with these reusable, dishwasher-safe bags. Each set of four includes two sandwich bags and two snack bags—all with an easy-to-grip opening.

Find It: Amazon

4. BENTO BOX FOR KIDS; $40

OmieBox Bento Lunch Box With Insulated Thermos For Kids
Amazon

This three-compartment bento box is roomy enough to fit a hearty, healthy lunch. The BPA-free container—available in five bright colors—is leak-proof, easy to open, and comes with a built-in thermos.

Find It: Amazon

5. LARGE MONTHLY PLANNER; $15

Large Personal Monthly Planner
Amazon

JStory's minimalist planner is made of thicker-than-average paper and includes a column for notes. And the blank design offers flexibility: You fill in the dates yourself.

Find It: Amazon

6. ORANGE LINED NOTEBOOK; $9

Rhodia Staplebound Orange Lined Notebook
Amazon

French brand Rhodia earned a strong following among artists and designers for its high-quality paper that's unbelievably smooth. The cover is sturdy so you can take notes anywhere.

Find It: Amazon

7. HONEYSTICKS BEESWAX CRAYONS; $23

crayons
Amazon

These sustainable crayons are made of 100 percent beeswax from New Zealand. (They smell like honey, too!) The thick shape is perfect for toddlers to hold.

Find It: Amazon

8. MOPHIE POWERSTATION XL; $66

external battery
Amazon

An external battery is a must for days when shuttling around campus from classes to clubs to rehearsals is unavoidable. This slim rose gold option has two USB ports and is compatible with both smartphones and tablets.

Find It: Amazon

9. CABLEKEEP; $13

Nice GLD-02 Goldie CableKeep
Amazon

This helpful gadget for iPhones holds both your power adapter and USB cable while keeping them tangle-free. It also functions as a stand for your phone when the Cablekeep is plugged into the wall.

Find It: Amazon

10. PARKLAND BAYSIDE KIDS' BACKPACK; $28

Parkland Bayside Kids Backpack
Amazon

Tote books in style with this eco-friendly backpack, featuring a polyester exterior made from recycled water bottles.

Find It: Amazon

11. LEGO BRICK BACKPACK; $50

LEGO Brick Backpack
Amazon

This whimsical statement backpack from LEGO features a padded handle and shoulder straps, so it's as comfortable as it is cool.

Find It: Amazon

12. HERSHEL NOVEL DUFFEL; $81

Herschel Supply Co. duffel
Amazon

Class up your gear with this stylish duffel from Herschel. It features a padded shoulder strap and a special compartment for those dirty cleats.

Find It: Amazon

13. ANTIQUE BRASS PHARMACY FLOOR LAMP; $50

Dawson Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Amazon

Overpower dim dorm room lighting with this brass floor lamp. Its height can be adjusted from 33 inches to a maximum of 55 inches, while the arm can be adapted to shine light at a variety of angles.

Find It: Amazon

14. EGYPTIAN COTTON TOWEL SET; $24

bathroom with towels
Amazon

This set of soft Egyptian cotton towels from Amazon's Pinzon brand includes two hand towels, two washcloths, and two bath towels—all listed as 100 percent cotton and at an affordable price.

Find It: Amazon

15. WHITE MARBLE MACBOOK KEYBOARD SKIN; $12

White Marble MacBook Keyboard Skin
Nordstrom

Protect your keyboard while adding a little luxury to your Macbook with this white marble keyboard skin.

Find It: Nordstrom

16. MAGNETIC CHALK BOARD; $18

chalkboard
Amazon

Get organized with this wood-framed chalk board, which comes with chalk and two vintage-style magnets.

Find It: Amazon

17. COFFEEBOXX SINGLE SERVE COFFEE MAKER; $230

portable coffee maker
Amazon

This ultra-durable single-serve coffee maker is great for the dorm as well as the campground. It's water- and dust-resistant and works with K-cups.

Find It: Amazon

18. TRAVEL MUG; $25

 Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA Stainless Steel Mug
Amazon

If you need java to survive, pick up this sleek vacuum-insulated travel mug, which features a splatter-free push-button lid. It's also lockable, so you won't be that person who spills coffee in class.

Find It: Amazon

19. SIX-PACK OF STACKING DRAWERS; $32

stacking drawers
Amazon

Stack these versatile transparent drawers to create a dresser so you can fit your huge wardrobe in your dorm room.

Find It: Amazon

20. FACETED TAPE DISPENSER; $7

gem tape dispenser
Amazon

This elegant copper tape dispenser will give your desk some class. It's also weighted, so you can grab with ease. (Roll of Scotch tape included.)

Find It: Amazon

21. COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE; $84

microwave
Amazon

Master the art of dorm room microwave cooking with this 1000-Watt model, featuring that all-important popcorn setting.

Find It: Amazon

22. SATEEN SHEETS; $18 AND UP

sheet set
Bed Bath & Beyond

These 400-thread-count sateen sheets feel silky to the touch: They're a simple way to make your dorm room feel luxurious.

Find It: Bed Bath & Beyond

23. TOUCHSCREEN MIST CLEANER; $10

Two-In-One Spray and Microfiber Cloth
Amazon

Use this screen-safe spray to remove dirt and fingerprints from your phone. It comes in a bottle that's coated with microfiber cloth so you can spritz and wipe all in one.

Find It: Amazon

24. MESH SHOWER BAG; $13

 Saltwater Canvas, LLC Zip Top Mesh Shower Bag
Amazon

No more feeling around outside the shower curtain for your shampoo. Take this quick-drying mesh shower caddy right into the stall with you.

Find It: Amazon

25. MINI FRIDGE WITH DRY ERASE BOARD; $250

 Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers
Amazon

Make your dorm room unique with this fun fridge that has a dry erase exterior and comes with neon markers so you can write notes directly on it. No paper and magnets needed. It also includes a freezer unit and ice cube tray.

Find It: Amazon

The Brilliant $20 Gadget That Will Keep Your Beach Umbrella Firmly Anchored in the Sand

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Failing to properly secure your beach umbrella is more dangerous than you think. Tumbling, airborne umbrellas can be a safety hazard, with the potential to collide with beach-goers. Recently, a woman in Maryland was struck in the chest by one that was carried away by high winds.

Usually, it’s simply a matter of inconvenience—chasing a rogue umbrella is not how anyone wants to spend their day. Today recently broke down some preventative measures to help keep umbrellas secured, including using a rocking motion to bury it in the sand and making sure at least one-third of it is underground. You also want to tilt it into the wind so the gusts help keep it secured. 

The best way to avoid umbrella-related mishaps, though, is to opt for a sand anchor. These cheap-but-effective devices are like giant screws that bite into the sand for a much more secure fit. You then place the umbrella pole in the anchor. You can find the Beachr Beach Umbrella Sand Anchor, which fits all sizes of umbrella, for $19.97 on Amazon.

Experts like beach superintendents also advise you to consider taking down umbrellas if it's too windy and never, ever bringing a patio umbrella to the beach. With a larger surface area to catch wind, they can be extremely dangerous.

[h/t Today]

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