You're Going to Lose it Over Thursday's 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, April 27.

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 

[Upgraded] Anker 2-Port 24W USB Wall Charger PowerPort 2 with PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S Series, Note Series, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $12.49 (list price $29.99)

Saimly Earbuds, In-Ear Metal Earphones, Stereo Bass Headphones with Mic (Black) for $29.99 (list price $35.99)

ALLPOWERS 18V 5W Portable Solar Car Battery Charger Bundle with Cigarette Lighter Plug, Battery Charging Clip Line, Suction Cups & Manual for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Seneo PA014 Fast Wireless Charger 2 Coils QI Wireless Charging Stand(Sleep-Friendly) - No AC Adapter for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Solar Charger,Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank Waterproof/Shockproof/Dustproof Dual USB Battery Bank for cell phone,iPhone,Samsung,Android phones,Windows phones,GoPro Camera,GPS and More for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

D-FantiX Battery Tester, Universal Battery Checker for AA AAA C D 9V 1.5V Button Cell Batteries (Model: BT-168) for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Best Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Secure Fit, Up to 9 Hours of Play for iPhone Android (Upgraded) for $29.99 (list price $169.99)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.26 (list price $7.95)

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle including Kindle Paperwhite 6" E-Reader, Black with Special Offers, Amazon Leather Cover - Onyx Black, and Power Adapter for $159.97 (list price $179.97)

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Over-ear Stereo Headphones - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $32.99 (list price $89.99)

Micro USB Cables (2-Pack 3.3ft) Rampow Nylon Braided Samsung usb cable/charging cords for Android Devices, Galaxy, Sony, Motorola and More - Space Grey for $8.49 (list price $22.99)

Portable Chargers RAVPower External Battery Pack 16750mAh 4.5A Dual USB Output External Phone Charger Battery Bank Power Bank (iSmart 2.0 Technology) - Black for $26.99 (list price $99.99)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

OldShark Full HD 1080P Dash Cam 170 Degree Wide Angle 3 Inch Dashboard Camera Vehicle Recorder Support G-Sensor, Night Vision, WDR, Parking Guard, Loop Recording 32GB SD Card Included for $58.99 (list price $89.99)

Serenilite Hand Therapy Stress Ball - Kiwi for $10.99 (list price $17.99)

KITCHEN

Popcorn Maker for Microwave - Green - Silicone Popcorn Popper - Collapsible Bowl with Lid - FDA approved BPA Free - Save on Hot Air and Machine Popcorn Popper - Cook Healthy Popcorn from Kernels for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, BPA-Free Plastic, 6-Piece Set for $6.18 (list price $8.02)

OXO Good Grips Nylon Potato Masher for Non-Stick Cookware for $6.99 (list price $9.59)

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier for $17.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, BPA-Free Plastic, 6-Piece Set for $6.18 (list price $8.02)

Bellemain Stainless Steel 6-Pc. Measuring Spoon Set with D-Ring Holder, for Dry and Liquid Ingredients for $5.95 (list price $12.95)

DBKay Light Up LED Lightsaber Chopsticks Set, 2 Pairs - Red, Blue Battaries Included for $16.99 (list price $39.95)

The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers for $12.01 (list price $19.95)

Lodge L9OG3 Cast Iron Round Griddle, Pre-Seasoned, 10.5-inch for $14.29 (list price $24.00)

Heat Changing Constellation Mug by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild - Stars Appear in the Night Sky on this Color Changing Coffee Cup - 10 OZ - BPA Free Ceramic - Comes in a Fun Colorful Gift Box for $13.95 (list price $16.95)

Lifewit Height Adjustable Pan Pot Oraganizer Rack, 5-Tier Kitchenware Cookware Holder Hanger Shelves Kitchen Cabinet Worktop Countertop Storage Solutions, Stainless Steel for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

6 Reusable K-Cups - Refillable Stainless Mesh Coffee Filter Pod for Keurig 2.0 and 1.0 Machines by STYDDI for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Homeleader Smart Stick 3-Speed Hand Blender, 4-In-1 Multifunctional Food Processor, Stainless Steel, 400W, K39-038 for $34.99 (list price $85.99)

Pictek Apple Slicer, Stainless Steel Apple Peeler Corer and Slicer with Suction Base, Slicing Coring and Peeling Machine, Red for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Electric Blender Protein Shaker Bottle, Digoo DG-VX1 450ml Free Portable Vortex Mixer Creative Auto Movement Detachable Smart Mixer Cu for $16.99 (list price $33.37)

Emoji Pancake Pan - Smiley Face Pan Cake Griddle with 7 Unique Flapjack Faces- Non-stick Surface for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

INTEY Cocktail Shaker 24-Ounces Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker with Double Measuring Jigger for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME 

Home-it (24 Pack) Natural wood hangers - Solid Wood Clothes Hangers - Coat Hanger Wooden Hangers for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Seville Classics Foldable Storage Cube/Ottoman, Charcoal Grey for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

The Original Asia 18" Teak Shower Bench for $129.95 (list price $149.99)

Ottomanson Paterson Collection Grey Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Lattice Area Rug for $35.63 (list price $49.99)

Essence of Bamboo Pillows - The Original Premium Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Fiber Pillow with Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover- Designed and Filled in USA (Queen 2-Pack) Best Sleep Ever for $39.99 (list price $149.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $16.70 (list price $59.99)

Black + Decker BDH2000L 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Battery Cordless Hand Vacuum for $65.19 (list price $79.99)

Natures Miracle Laundry Boost Stain and Odor Additive - 32 FL Oz for $5.59 (list price $6.99)

Sunbeam Fleece Heated Throw, Hamilton Plaid/Slate Black, TSF8UP-R871-31A00 for $42.86 (list price $59.99)

Sterilite 01553V01 5 Shelf Unit, Flat Gray Shelves & Legs, 1-Pack for $30.70 (list price $60.00)

Organize It All 2-Tier Shelf with Towel Bars (1753W-1) for $14.55 (list price $30.02)

Utopia Bedding Soft Brushed Microfiber Wrinkle Fade and Stain Resistant 4-Piece Queen Bed Sheet Set - Grey for $17.99 (list price $42.95)

WBM Himalayan Glow Hand Carved Natural Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp with Genuine Neem Wood Base, Bulb and Dimmer Control for $30.98 (list price $39.95)

Puredown Feather and Down Pillow, Standard Size, Set of 2 for $31.99 (list price $59.99)

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz for $9.26 (list price $13.98)

Sunbeam AERO Ceramic Soleplate Iron with Dimpling and Channeling Technology, 1600W for $25.59 (list price $49.99)

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

HOPDAY Wash Bags, Delicates Mesh laundry Bags, Super Premium Quality Bra lingerie Protection Washing Drying Bag with Rust Proof Flow Zipper, Set of 6 (3 Medium & 3 Large)-Black & White for $9.89 (list price $19.99)

Equinox International Queen/Standard Size 17 X 25-Inches Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Removable Bamboo Soft Pillow Case for $15.95 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Gardinesca Beard Oil for $15.99 (list price $31.99)

BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool Best Acne Removal Kit - Treatment for Blemish, Whitehead Popping, Zit Removing for Risk Free Nose Face Skin with Metal Case for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - Twin Pack - SPF 30, 2 count, 6OZ for $14.95 (list price $16.99)

Conair Velvet Touch Paddle Hair Brush for $4.25 (list price $6.99)

Revlon Pro Collection 1875W Infrared Dryer for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care Electric Toothbrush Replacement Brush Heads Refill, 3 Count for $13.77 (list price $19.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND ART SUPPLIES

Prismacolor Premier NuPastel Firm Pastel Color Sticks, 12-Count for $9.51 (list price $13.99)

American Crafts Value Pack Baker's Twine, 5-Yard, 12-Bright Colors, 24-Pack for $8.35 (list price $14.99)

Singer Quilting Twin/Specialty Needles for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

Sullivans Tailor Scissors, 8-Inch, Gold for $9.66 (list price $19.99)

Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit for $22.89 (list price $39.99)

School Smart 089919 Blank Dice with Adhesive Labels, 1/2" x 1/2", Green, White and Red (Pack of 36) for $8.84 (list price $12.48)

BIC BU3 Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Assorted Colors, 18-Count for $6.57 (list price $10.08)

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, 8 Inch, 3-Pack (1458-3AMZ) for $18.12 (list price $25.62)

Epson WorkForce WF-3640 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer with Scanner and Copier (E-Commerce Packaging) for $99.99 (list price $199.99)

Cedar Markers Liquid Chalk Markers - 12 Pack With Free 40 Chalkboard Labels - Amazing Neon Color Pens Including Gold And Silver Ink. Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip And A Brand New Revolutionary Cap. for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

SUDEE STILE Colored Pencils 150 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set with Case Sharpener for $23.99 (list price $95.96)

Lineon 50 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers for $10.99 (list price $49.99)

Tanmit Glitter Gel Pens, 96 Gel Colored Pen Set with Grip Including 48 Unique Sparkly Colors & 48 Refills for Adult Coloring Books Crafting Doodling Drawing Art for $16.99 (list price $30.00)

Outus Glitter Vinyl Heat Transfer Paper and PU Heat Transfer Vinyl, 10 by 10 Inches, 8 Colors, 8 Sheets for $18.99 (list price $29.88)

Laptop Stickers [100 pcs], Bezgar Car Stickers Motorcycle Bicycle Luggage Decal Graffiti Patches Skateboard Stickers for Laptop - Random Sticker Pack for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $9.86 (list price $14.30)

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry for $5.64 (list price $10.00)

School Smart 081943 Websters Tote Tray, 12" x 8 x 5", Yellow for $7.38 (list price $11.30)

Love2Knit Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set, US10-15 for $23.81 (list price $29.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Kohree 120 Micro LEDs Christmas String Lights Battery Powered 40ft Long Ultra Thin String Copper Wire Lights with Remote Control and Timer Perfect - 2C Batteries powered for $12.98 (list price $68.98)

PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Deterrent for $29.95 (list price $34.95)

Plant Theatre Cocktail Garden Kit - 6 Varieties to Grow - Great Gift for the Gardener who Enjoys a Cocktail! for $12.99 (list price $26.99)

TOOLS

OxyLED OxySense T-01 DIY Stick-on Anywhere 4-LED Touch Tap Light Push Light, LED Night Light for Closets, Attics, Garages, Car, Sheds, Storage Room for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Stanley 84-079 6-Piece Bi-Material Mini Plier Set for $12.99 (list price $25.80)

Black & Decker BDEG400 6-Amp Angle Grinder, 4-1/2-Inch for $28.99 (list price $44.99)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

TEKTON 30508 Wood Handle Rubber Mallet Set, 3-Piece for $12.76 (list price $25.73)

Meguiar's G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax - 16 oz. for $16.97 (list price $22.99)

OMorc 6-in-1 60W Soldering Iron Kit - Adjustable Temperature, 5pcs Different Tips, Desoldering Pump, Stand, anti-static Tweezers and Solder Wire for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

10 Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix Without Coffee

iStock.com. Photo illustration: Rebecca O'Connell
iStock.com. Photo illustration: Rebecca O'Connell

Looking to get an extra buzz without drinking another cup of coffee? Luckily, sleepy people everywhere have created a huge market for all things caffeine-related. Here are some more unusual products that will give you a buzz.

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. Perk Energy Bracelet

A woman wearing a Perk bracelet
Perk, Amazon

These bracelets administer caffeine right through your skin. They're lined with energy patches that provide the same amount of caffeine as a medium cup of coffee, according to Perk, but over the course of four hours to prevent jitters or crashing. Because the caffeine isn't going through your digestive system, the effects are also stronger and hit faster. Each bracelet comes with 30 caffeine patches to get you started.

Buy it on Amazon for $40.

2. Viter Energy Mints

Six light blue tins of energy mints
Viter Energy, Amazon

Worried about getting coffee breath? Viter Energy mints will make your mouth minty fresh while putting a pep in your step. Each mint has 40 milligrams of caffeine, so eating two mints is about the same as an 8-ounce cup of coffee. (The caffeine content of coffee varies from brand to brand, but according to the Mayo Clinic, an 8-ounce brewed coffee might contain anywhere from 95 to 165 milligrams of caffeine, while an espresso will around 47 to 64 milligrams. A tall dark-roast brewed coffee at Starbucks contains 193 milligrams.) These mints have a "strong and intense wintergreen flavor and menthol kick” as the makers describe it, but they also come in spearmint, cinnamon, chocolate mint, and peppermint flavors.

Buy them on Amazon for $20 for six tins.

3. Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap

Showers are about to get a lot more energizing—no freezing cold water needed. This vegetable-based glycerine soap from ThinkGeek is made with caffeine to give your morning a jump start even before your first cup of coffee. Each Shower Shock bar packs about 200 milligrams of caffeine per use. (Each bar is about 12 servings.) It also has a refreshing peppermint smell—but no, it's not edible.

Buy it from ThinkGeek for $8 or from Amazon for $16.

4. pureLYFT Energy Stir Sticks

Boxes of pureLYFT stir sticks near citrus fruit
pureLYFT, Amazon

Now you can add caffeine to any beverage you like with a stick that you can swirl into your drink. The plastic sticks are filled with crystals that dissolve after just 10 seconds of stirring. Each packs 125 milligrams of caffeine. You can opt for the plain version or try flavors like orange, mixed berry, and lemon-lime.

Buy them on Amazon for $13 per pack of six or at these other retailers:

5. OGX Fight Fallout Shampoo

A brown bottle of OGX shampoo
OGX, Walmart

Energize your scalp with caffeine-infused shampoo. While this shower addition might not actually wake you up, some studies have suggested that caffeine may (slightly) help with hair loss. OGX claims their shampoo helps thicken hair and keep it on your head. The company also makes a conditioner and a "root stimulator" spray with the same ingredients.

Buy it from Walmart for $12 or at these other retailers:

6. Power Toothpaste

Say goodbye to groggily brushing your teeth. Power Toothpaste is infused with caffeine that quickly kicks in as soon as you're done with your oral hygiene routine. Each tube has enough mint-flavored paste for 90 brushes with roughly 80 milligrams of caffeine per serving.

Buy it from Power Toothpaste for $15 or from Amazon for $20 (with Prime shipping).

7. HeroEC Energy Water

A 12-pack of water bottles
Hero Water, Amazon

Swap out your coffee for something a little more refreshing. This hydrating water from Hero Water comes with electrolytes and 60 milligrams of caffeine, without the bitter aftertaste of coffee.

Buy it on Amazon for $20 for a pack of 12.

8. Jolt Energy Gum

A box of Jolt Energy Gum
Jolt, Amazon

Based on the popular soda, Jolt Energy Gum comes packed with guarana, ginseng, and 40 milligrams of caffeine per serving. The spearmint and "icy mint" flavors are designed to deliver a minty kick that's sure to keep you up for a while.

Buy it on Amazon for $20 per pack of 12 (120 pieces total).

9. First Aid Beauty Matcha Wake Up Wipes

A pack of facial wipes
First Aid Beauty, Amazon

Start the morning right with a clean and refreshed face. These caffeine matcha wipes remove dirt, soothe with aloe, and wake you up. The caffeine reduces puffiness and redness, too. Each pack comes with 25 wipes designed for all skin types.

Buy it on Amazon for $7 and at these other retailers:

10. Eagle Energy Caffeine Infused Inhaler

A three-pack of caffeine inhalers
Eagle Energy, Amazon

Made with guarana extract, ginseng, and vitamin B12, Eagle Energy’s caffeine inhaler is a sugar-free, calorie-free way to get your energy boost. According to the company, “Eagle uses a customized heating system that creates a vapor and is engineered to maximize caffeine bioavailability and prevent the creation of any unintended by-products.” Because the caffeine is inhaled, it only takes three to five minutes to kick in.

Buy it on Amazon for $26 per pack of three.

The 3 Best Mattresses You Can Order Online Right Now

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iStock.com/diego_cervo

President’s Day is quickly creeping up, and you know what that means: Everyone and their mother will be shopping for new mattresses (which traditionally go on sale over the holiday weekend). However, if you don’t feel like fighting off the crowds at your local mattress outlet, there are plenty of great online deals you can take advantage of—and you don't have to sift through a thousand reviews to find a great one. Check out our buying guide to the three comfiest mattresses on the market right now from Leesa, Allswell, and Linenspa.

1. Leesa’s Universal Adaptive Feel Memory Foam Cooling Mattress

Leesa's universal adaptive feel memory foam cooling mattress
Leesa, Amazon

Do you kick off the covers in the middle of the night because you get too hot? Try Leesa’s 10-inch-tall cooling mattress. It has three unique foam layers: The first layer is designed to keep you cool, while the second offers body-contouring comfort, and the third helps relieve pressure and provide core support. The “adaptive feel” label refers to the fact that it adapts to your body no matter what your preferred sleeping position may be. The mattress comes in twin through California king sizes, with prices starting at $375.

Buy it on Amazon or from Leesa's website, where you can get 15 percent off plus two free pillows this weekend.

2. Allswell’s Luxe Hybrid Mattress

This extra-thick mattress is so popular that it frequently sells out from Allswell and at other retailers. It packs 12 inches of high-end material into one mattress, including quilted memory foam and an outer layer designed keep you cool in hot weather. Similar mattresses tend to go for thousands of dollars, but the Luxe Hybrid retails for far less. Prices start at $345 for a twin, $485 for a full, $585 for a queen, or $745 for a king. (Not sure about the difference in mattress sizes? We've got you covered.)

Buy it from Allswell's website, where you can save 15 percent through February 20 using the offer code 15FORALL. It's also available at these retailers:

3. Linenspa’s memory foam and innerspring hybrid mattress

The Linenspa memory foam and innerspring hybrid mattress
Linenspa, Amazon

Amazon customers swear by Linenspa’s hybrid mattress, which comes in sizes twin ($96) through California king ($198). Ideal for people who like medium-firm mattresses, it combines the benefits of memory foam with the support one gets from a traditional innerspring mattress. The standard version is 8 inches thick, but Linenspa also offers a 10-inch version in all sizes. (We also love the company's incredibly affordable down-alternative duvet, which is $50 off right now on Amazon.)

Buy it on Amazon, where the 8-inch queen mattress is currently 18 percent off ($156).

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