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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 29.

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

Super HD 1080P Front + VGA Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with 4'' Large HD Screen, G-Sensor, Loop Recording, Parking Mode, Super Night Version etc. for $89.99 (list price $135.99)

iPhone 6S / 6 Case, Aduro COMBO Shell & Holster Case Super Slim Shell Case w/ Built-In Kickstand + Swivel Belt Clip Holster for Apple iPhone 6S / 6 for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Bluetooth Headphones Active Noise Cancelling, Bluedio F2 ANC Over Ear Wireless Headphones 180° Rotation,Wired and Wireless Headphones for Cell Phone/ TV/ PC - Black for $65.99 (list price $129.99)

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II - Apple devices, Charcoal for $99.00 (list price $179.95)

Type C to A Cable USB 2.0 3.3 ft/1m Data Sync Stable and Charging for Type-C Supported Smartphone Tablets Including HUAWEI Nexus Oneplus 5 Pieces a Pack - White for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

450pc Cable Ties 4+6+8+12-Inch Self-Locking Assorted Nylon Zip Wire Tie-Wrap in White (Combo Pack) by EXHEED for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

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

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

17 inch Laptop Bag, Travel Briefcase with Organizer, Expandable Large Hybrid Shoulder Bag, Water Resisatant Business Messenger Briefcases for Men and Women Fits 15.6 Inch Laptop, Computer, Tablet for $29.99 (list price $299.99)

TomTom GO 40S Portable Vehicle GPS for $49.99 (list price $149.99)

GYMAN Projector 2000 Lumens LCD Home Theater Projector Video with Free HDMI for Gaming and Watching for $75.99 (list price $199.99)

Samesay Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Wireless Outdoor Portable IPX6 Waterproof Speakers with 10W Stereo Dual-Driver, Built in Mic, Handsfree, 12H Playtime,Sports,Travel,Shower & Beach(Green) for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

KITCHEN

J.A. Henckels International Classic 16-piece Forged Knife Block Set for $289.99 (list price $329.95)

TTLIFE Customize Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set ,Silicone Spatula Utensil Set of 4 Pieces With Spoon Spatula, Spatula, Basting Brush and Spoon Rest-Grade Quality ,Healthy and Safety Material for $8.99 (list price $88.79)

BESTEK 3.5 Bar Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker Coffee Machine, Carafe Included for $39.99 (list price $109.99)

Tea Kettle - Surgical Whistling Stove Top Kettle Teapot with Layered Capsule Bottom, Silicone Handle, Mirror Finish, 2.75 Quart - Tea Maker Infuser Strainer Included for $36.99 (list price $89.99)

Hiware Glass Pitcher with Stainless Steel Lid and Spout 64 Oz Water Carafe with Handle, Good Beverage Pitcher for Homemade Juice & Iced Tea for $22.99 (list price $36.99)

Vegetable Slicer Dicer WEINAS Food Chopper Cuber Cutter, Cheese Grater Multi Blades for Onion Potato Tomato Fruit Extra Peeler Included for $27.99 (list price $45.99)

Chef's Knife, Bluesim 7.5 Inch Professional Kitchen Knife With High Carbon for $12.99 (list price $69.99)

Copco 2555-7874 Large Mesh 6-Part In-Drawer Utensil Organizer for $9.51 (list price $19.99)

COSORI 1500 Watt Professional Blender w/ Variable Speeds, Commercial High Powered Kitchen Ice & Juicer Blenders for Shakes and Smoothies Heavy Duty Food Processor Mixer Maker 64-ounce BPA-Free Pitcher for $189.99 (list price $199.99)

Cook N Home 3 Piece Frying Pan/Saute Pan Set with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, 8"/10"/12", Black for $28.80 (list price $32.00)

OMorc Ice Cube Trays 3 Pack, Easy-Release 2 Ice Ball and 1 Ice Cube Maker Molds with Removable Funnel, Soft Silicone and Flexible, FDA Certified & BPA Free, Large Ice Great for Beer Whiskey Cocktail for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

HOME

NTBAY 100% Cotton Cable Knit Throw Blanket Super Soft Warm Multi Color(51"x 67", Navy) for $30.59 (list price $59.99)

Waste King Legend Series 1/2 HP Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal with Power Cord - (L-1001) for $52.52 (list price $71.67)

mDesign Over-Cabinet Hair Care Tools Holder for Hair Dryer, Flat Iron, Curling Wand, Straightener - Chrome for $15.30 (list price $19.99)

Gel Fiber Pillows - Ultra Plush Down Alternative Pillows Super Soft, Cloud-like Hypoallergenic .9 Micro Denier Filled Pillows Crafted in The USA(Queen 2-Pack, Extra Soft) -100% Satisfaction Guarantee for $35.00 (list price $169.99)

Home Premium Door Stopper, Heavy Duty Flexible Rubber Door Stop Wedge, Works on All Surfaces, Non Scratching, Strong Grip - Gaps up to 1.2 Inches (4 Pack, Brown) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

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

Seville Classics 3-Tier Iron Mesh Utility Shoe Rack, Satin Pewter for $21.23 (list price $29.88)

ProAid Adjustable Clothes Rack, Premium Stainless Steel Portable Clothing Garment Rack, Rolling Clothes Hanging Rack Single Clothes Rail with Brake Wheels, Black & Chrome for $29.99 (list price $70.99)

TomCare 500ML Square Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifiers Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers with 4 Timer Settings 7 Color Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off for Home Office Living Room Yoga Spa for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

Shower Curtain, Mildew Resistant PEVA Curtain Set with Rustproof Grommets and Plastic Rings for Bathroom, 6 Gauge (Waterproof, Odorless, Clear, 72 x 72 inches) by Sable for $7.99 (list price $10.99)

StorageManiac 5-Tier 20-Pair Shoe Rack, 20-Compartment Stackable Free Standing Cube Organizer for $46.99 (list price $109.99)

StorageWorks Polyester Storage Bin with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Foldable Storage Basket, White, Bamboo Style, Jumbo, 3-Pack for $27.99 (list price $99.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Fountain Pen Set Fine Nib with Ink Refill Converter and Elegant Case - Showtime Black Limited Edition - You Get Best Signature Calligraphy Fountain Pens for Writing Ink Cartridges Not Included on Sale for $39.97 (list price $109.99)

AT-A-GLANCE DayMinder Weekly Appointment Book / Planner, January 2018 - December 2018, 4-7/8" x 8", Black (G20000) for $8.39 (list price $18.09)

HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn Laser Printer with Built-in Ethernet & Duplex Printing (F2A69A) for $429.37 (list price $749.00)

basyx by HON Mesh Task Chair - High Back Work Chair with Adjustable Arms, Black (HVL541) for $121.44 (list price $151.82)

BUREIMobile Height Adjustable Stand Up Desk / Computer Work Station Rolling Presentation Cart for $120.88 (list price $144.99)

sanford Expo Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip Vibrant Colors 8 Pack 1931196 Low Odor Ink (1927524) for $9.05 (list price $15.91)

Fred MURDER INK Note Pad and Pen Set for $7.99 (list price $13.45)

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

Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime for $19.99 (list price $42.84)

BIC Velocity Original Pencil Medium Point (0.7mm) 5-Pack Blister, Black (MV7P51) for $6.72 (list price $7.28)

Sharpie Pen Fine Point Pen, 2 Blue Pens (1742660) for $5.68 (list price $7.72)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser, Pearly White for $49.99 (list price $99.99)

Retinol Cream Moisturizer for Face and Eyes, Use Day and Night - for Anti Aging, Acne, Wrinkles - made with Natural and Organic Ingredients - 1.7 OZ for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

Oneleaf 2PCS Professional Pedicure Rasp Foot File Cracked Skin Corns Callus Remover for Extra Smooth and Beauty Foot for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

TAO Clean Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush & Cleaning Station, Super Nova White for $89.00 (list price $129.00)

Majestic Pure Brown Sugar Scrub 12 oz - Natural Exfoliator and Powerful Body and Facial Scrub for Anti Cellulite Treatment, Stretch Marks, Acne, and Varicose Veins for $14.50 (list price $18.50)

MISSHA Revolution/Time the First Treatment Essence for $23.50 (list price $49.00)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz (Pack of 2) for $17.57 (list price $31.98)

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, For all skin types, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) for $15.18 (list price $27.98)

OGX Shampoo, Hydrating TeaTree Mint, 13oz for $5.74 (list price $7.99)

Aveeno Nourish+ Condition Leave-In Treatment, Replenish Damaged Hair, 5.2 Fl. Oz for $7.79 (list price $10.00)

Gillette Series 3X Action Shave Gel, Sensitive, 7 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $11.16 (list price $23.94)

Philips Norelco Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000, 13 attachment trimmer, MG3750 for $19.95 (list price $20.99)

SURKER 3 In 1 Professional Electric Razor Shaver Men Rotary Shaver Cordless Hair Clippers Nose Hair Trimmer Wet and Dry With USB Rechargeable Sideburns Razor Waterproof-Best Gift for Dad,Boyfriend for $37.99 (list price $89.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

FitDesk v3.0 Desk Bike with Extension Kit, White for $199.99 (list price $400.00)

Bluetooth Headphones, Small Target Best Wireless Sport Earphones w/Mic IPX7 Waterproof Stable Fit In Ear Earbuds Noise Isolating Stereo Headset 9-Hour Working Time for Running Workout Gym(Upgraded) for $20.99 (list price $59.99)

Golf Umbrella, Oak Leaf Windproof Lightweight 210T Teflon 42 inches Double Canopy Auto Open Close Compact Rain Umbrella, Wind, Rain and UV Resistant,Black for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

CAP Barbell Pair of Push Up Bars for $9.99 (list price $11.99)

Spalding NBA Portable Basketball System - 54" Glass Backboard for $567.77 (list price $690.99)

TuTu Outdoors X-Large 4 Person Beach Tent Durable Portable Sun Shade Shelter Summer Beach with Stakes, Carrying Bag, 6 Sand Pockets, Instant Easy Up Anti UV for Fishing Hiking Camping Kids Family Pets for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Nomader BPA Free Collapsible Sports Water Bottle - Foldable with Reusable Leak Proof Twist Cap for Gym Travel Hiking Camping and Outdoors - 25 oz (Gray) for $20.95 (list price $24.95)

Vokul VK-LMT Stunt Pro Scooter -Red for $93.40 (list price $264.90)

DiKoMo Portable Tripod Stool Folding - Tri-leg Camping Slacker Chair Lightweight Foot Rest Seat for Camping Fishing Hiking Hunting for $19.79 (list price $45.99)

Killerspin Barracuda Table Tennis Paddle Bag - Paddle Case Made Out of Reinforced Padded Polyester Fabric for $21.99 (list price $37.99)

Yes4All Thick Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap – High Density Foam Yoga Mat – 1/2 inch Extra Thick and 72-inch Long Exercise Yoga Mat (Purple (New)) for $17.09 (list price $18.99)

Backpack, Stoon 20L Ultralight Travel Daypack Packable Foldable Waterproof Polyester Little Bag Lightweight Handy for Outdoor Hiking Traveling Camping Cycling Fishing (Blue) for $10.99 (list price $30.99)

SportPlus Fitness Trampoline with Bar – Indoor Rebounder Trampoline for Adults – Ideal for Cardio Workout – Training – Bungee Rope System Trainer – Silent Bounce – Green for $99.99 (list price $399.99)

TOOLS

AMIIAM Portable Bike Floor Pump,Bike Pump Aluminum Alloy,Floor Bicycle Air Pump Compatible with Presta & Schrader Valve & Sports Ball (silver, 17.5) for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

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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