Check Out 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, October 5.

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

ITRUE X6D Dual Car Dash Cam Pro Stealth Full-HD 1080P 170°Wide Angle, Night Mode, G-Sensor, WDR, 16GB MicroSD Card and Hard Wire Kit for $149.95 (list price $249.95)

Wewdigi Wireless Video Baby Monitor 2.4GHz Radio Nanny Electronic Night Vision Audio baby Security for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth Headphones – Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Airplane Adapter, Charging Cable & Carrying Case – Foldable Travel Headphones/Over-Ear Headphones for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black) for $498.00 (list price $598.00)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black) for $1,499.00 (list price $1,799.00)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture for $447.99 (list price $599.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $152.99 (list price $169.99)

NEW fireCable PowerPlus | Powers Any HDMI Streaming Device from TV | Universally Compatible w/ All Streaming Devices, HDMI Streaming Sticks, Firestick, etc.. for $12.99 (list price $16.00)

Zookki Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 5 4 3+ 3 2 1 SJ4000 SJ5000 Camera, Black - Silver for $12.99 (list price $89.99)

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode Remote Control Nano Quadcopter RTF Mode 2 (Green) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Victure Action Camera 1080P 12MP Waterproof Sports Camera 30M Underwater Diving Camera Action Cam with 170 Wide Angle and Rechargeable Battery for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

GreenPan Rio 12pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set, Burgundy for $112.49 (list price $149.99)

GreenPan Lima 11" Ceramic Non-Stick Square Griddle for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Aicok ELectric Milk Frother and Warmer, Double Wall Milk Steamer, Heater and Foamed for Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino for $38.99 (list price $99.99)

Cast Iron Cleaner. Steel Scrubber - Cookware Cleaner For Skillet, Wok, Pot, Pan | Hygenic Option to Scouring Pad | Does Not Rust like Steel Wool | Home & Camping | Protects Cookware Seasoning for $13.97 (list price $49.99)

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

Kitchen Utensils - 8 Piece Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Utensil Set - Silicone and Stainless Steel Kit - For Pots and Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk for $24.95 (list price $79.99)

Instant Read Meat Thermometer For Grill And Cooking. UPGRADED MODEL NOW WITH MAGNET AND CALIBRATION FEATURE. Best Ultra Fast Digital Kitchen Probe. Includes Internal BBQ Meat Temperature Guide for $17.97 (list price $29.97)

Culinary Torch - Creme Brulee Torch - Kitchen Torch - Best Creme Brulee Torch - Food Torch - Cooking Torch - Cooking Blow Torch - Brulee Torch - Butane Torch For Cooking - Blow Torch (Silver) for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

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)

OTHERMAX Stainless Steel Kitchen Funnel with Detachable Strainer/Filter for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients and Powder, 5-Inch Food Grade Metal Funnel for Cooking, Silver for $9.98 (list price $29.98)

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

FoodSaver FM2435-ECR Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus Handheld Sealer and Starter Kit, Silver for $88.98 (list price $129.99)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Syntus 2 Pack Adjustable Bib Apron Waterdrop Resistant with 2 Pockets Cooking Kitchen Aprons for Women Men Chef, Black for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME

Natural Lavender Mosquito Repellent Candle (Set of 3) Indoor/Outdoor -88 Hour Burn- Naturally Repels Insects with Essential Oils, Citronella Soy, Ball Mason Jar, Made in USA, from Mosquito Naturals for $39.77 (list price $39.77)

Play Teepee for Kids – 100% Cotton Canvas Portable Indoor Tent for Children – Great for Boy and Girls - By From the Avenue (Double Triangle Pattern) for $74.99 (list price $74.99)

Hoover REACT Professional Pet Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum UH73220PC for $179.25 (list price $239.00)

ThermoPro TP60 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter, Wireless Outdoor Hygrometer, 200ft/60m Range for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers, 50-Pack, Ivory/Beige for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

Yimobra Bathtub and Shower Mat Extra Long Machine Washable Anti Bacterial Large 40 x W 16 Inch Clear Purple for $10.96 (list price $18.00)

Queen Size Sheet Set - 6 Piece Set - Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets - Extra Soft - Deep Pockets - Easy Fit - Breathable & Cooling Sheets - Wrinkle Free - Comfy - Purple Plum Bed Sheets - Queens Sheets - 6 PC for $35.99 (list price $75.00)

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 $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Black for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum, White and Silver (NV370) for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $50.99 (list price $159.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12” x 12” - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters for $18.99 (list price $44.99)

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.09 (list price $5.46)

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Dimmable LED Table Lamp, Cool White Reading Light, Eye-caring Book Light (3-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control, Night Light, Glossy Black, 6W) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Airbay Liquid Chalk Markers, Washable Pens Amazing Neon Color Pens Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip ,Brand New Revolutionary Cap, 10 Colored for $11.92 (list price $28.96)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) for $12.49 (list price $13.89)

Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils, Soft Core Color Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books Artist Drawing Sketching Crafting for $17.99 (list price $39.00)

LEPOWER Clip on Light / Reading Light/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Black) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.06 (list price $7.79)

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)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

mDesign Wall Mount/Over the Door Fabric Office Supplies Storage Organizer for Notebooks, Planners, File Folders - 4 Pockets, Gray for $12.71 (list price $14.99)

Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Blue (B210-BLUE) for $3.75 (list price $6.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

3-Pair Foot Peeling Mask Set By Purederm – Exfoliating Foot Peel Spa Mask For Baby Soft Skin W/ Sunflower Seed Oil & Lemon Extract – For Men & Women – Removes Dead Skin & Calluses In 2 Weeks for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

Slant Tweezers - TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezer - The Best Precision Eyebrow Tweezers For Your Daily Beauty Routine! for $8.45 (list price $15.00)

Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream, 1 oz. for $20.00 (list price $22.00)

Bumble and bumble Sumowax 1.8oz for $26.10 (list price $28.00)

Kyoku For Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub | Kyoku For Men Face Scrub, A Gentle Acne Treatment For Men (3.4oz) for $12.00 (list price $18.00)

Taylor Of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Sandalwood, 2.5-Ounce for $10.00 (list price $20.28)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave for $34.07 (list price $41.19)

John Masters Organics Men Eucalyptus & Agave 2-In-1 Moisturizer & Aftershave, 3 oz. for $24.80 (list price $29.01)

John Masters Organics Hair Reconstructor, Honey and Hibiscus, 4 Ounce for $21.99 (list price $28.00)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Tea Tree 32oz for $14.69 (list price $19.99)

Calily Life Organic Anti Fungal Tea Tree Body and Foot Scrub with Dead Sea Minerals, 24 Oz. – Exfoliating, Powerful Cleansing and Moisturizing - Helps Against Acne, Warts, Jock Itch, Cellulite, etc. for $11.95 (list price $18.95)

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage - 30 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.37 (list price $17.97)

Prophet and Tools 2 IN 1 Deluxe White Beard Balm-Wax For Styling - 60g Citrus Oil Scent, All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Hold and Faster Beard Growth - Organic For Men for $14.99 (list price $16.99)

Aria Starr Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask, 8.8 Ounce for $13.95 (list price $46.95)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, 8 Ounces for $14.92 (list price $25.00)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine (2016) for $434.99 (list price $999.00)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Waterproof Earbuds with On-Ear Controls for Running and Workout, Sport Grey for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 350 PRO — Professionals Choice — Quietest Bounce — Top Rated for Quality and Durability — 4 Music Workout Videos Included for $254.99 (list price $339.91)

Power Wheels Wild Thing, Orange for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Power Wheels Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dune Racer for $209.97 (list price $289.99)

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $21.95 (list price $27.95)

Patella Knee Strap for Knee Pain Relief for Hiking, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball & Squats (1 Piece), Pink for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Black for $64.31 (list price $79.98)

Vbiger Hydration Pack with 3L Bladder Water Bag Great for Hunting Climbing Running and Hiking (Black , One Size) for $16.99 (list price $28.70)

Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, R2D2 for $11.09 (list price $17.99)

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)

LauKingdom Chefs Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets Knife Sharpener, Full Tang Forged Blade Meat Knife with Wooden Handle for Home, Restaurant, Outdoor Cooking for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

TOOLS

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

Viking 912600 8-Way Heavy Duty Spray Nozzle for $6.06 (list price $6.99)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $18.02)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Moocom - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

Buck Knives 0385BRS TOOTHPICK Folding Pocket Knife with Wood Handle for $10.39 (list price $13.36)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Star, T10-T50, 9-Piece | 25291 for $7.73 (list price $19.18)

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

1/4" Drive Close Quarter Micro Bit Ratchet | ARES 70040 | This Mini Screwdriver has a High Torque 72-Tooth Gearhead, 5° Sweep & Magnetic Retention Bit Holder for $12.46 (list price $12.46)

BLACK+DECKER LCS40 40V MAX Fast Charger for $58.19 (list price $74.99)

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

Makita 195236-5 4-1/2-Inch - 5-Inch Dust Shroud for $44.99 (list price $72.00)

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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