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This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

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!


VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit With USB Car Charger AUX Input 1.44 Inch Display TF Card Slot for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black for $7.99 (list price $16.99)

FosPower All-In-One International Power Adapter, High Speed [3.1A] Dual USB Ports Travel Plug Charger (US UK EU AU) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptop - Black for $9.99 (list price $12.97)

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

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II - Apple devices, Charcoal for $99.95 (list price $179.95)

Anker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum Power Bank), One of the Most Compact External Batteries for $12.99 (list price $39.99)

Panasonic BK-3HCCA4BA Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets for $36.97 (list price $169.99)

OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker - Designed & Engineered by Cambridge SoundWorks for Richer Bass, HD Sound, and 30-Hour Playtime, 10W+ Power, Water Resistant, Portable Wireless Speaker for $34.99 (list price $119.99)

Lexar Platinum II 300x SDHC 32GB UHS-I/U1 (Up to 45MB/s Read) Flash Memory Card - LSD32GBBNL300 for $9.45 (list price $23.99)

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone for $99.95 (list price $149.95)

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)

Samsung 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-64BB/AM) for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

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)

iPhone 7 6S 6 Screen Protector Glass, amFilm iPhone 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 2016, 2015 (2-Pack) for $7.99 (list price $29.99)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Blue) With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets) + Compact Bag Case + Batteries & Battery Charger for $99.99 (list price $169.99)

Zilu Car Phone Mount, Cell Phone Holder for Dashboard and Windshield, Car Accessories for iPhone Andorid and More-Retail Packaging for $11.99 (list price $49.99)

LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 for $47.97 (list price $59.99)

LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber 75137 for $16.50 (list price $24.99)

Mack's Ear Care Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair for $8.99 (list price $10.79)

Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 250x Magnification) for $29.70 (list price $59.99)

Premium Full 1080p HD Hidden Camera Spy Pen BUNDLE 16GB SD Micro Card + USB card Reader + 7 INK FILLS + updated battery + USB Plug! - Record Executive Multifunction DVR. Perfect Gift - Easy to Use for $28.99 (list price $59.63)

Emtec Peanuts 2.0 USB Flash Drive (ECMMD8GPN103) for $6.99 (list price $9.99)

USB Type C Adapter, USB C to Micro USB Adapter 4 Pack JS Aluminum Convert Connector with Keychain and 56kΩ Resistor for New Macbook Pixel XL Nexus 5X 6P LG G5 V20 HTC 10 Oneplus and More(Grey 4 Pack) for $6.99 (list price $29.99)


RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler for $9.99 (list price $14.00)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookbook for $22.18 (list price $24.99)

Kuma Chef Knife Multi Purpose - Best 8 Inch Chef's Knife for Carving, Slicing & Chopping - Ergonomic Handle - Professional Kitchen Knives for $20.49 (list price $50.95)

Wilton 6 in. Cast Iron Skillet for $4.98 (list price $9.99)

Evelots Magical Defrosting Tray - Thaw Frozen Food in Minutes! No Electricity for $12.99 (list price $25.00)

Airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 1 Quart Sealing Iced Coffee Maker - Glass Pitcher with Removable Filter for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Digital Kitchen Scale by Zerla - Versatile Food Scale - Weigh Snacks, Liquids, & Foods - Accurate Weight Scale within .05 oz. - Great for Adkins Diet, Weight Loss Programs & Portion Control for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

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

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)

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Big Sheet for $14.04 (list price $19.95)

Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 12 Inch for $26.54 (list price $29.95)

Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, 34-Ounce, Black for $20.76 (list price $27.00)

Mr. Coffee Automatic Burr Mill Grinder with 18 Custom Grinds, Silver, BMH23 for $23.03 (list price $52.42)

Silicone Oven Mitts - Commercial Grade, Extra Long Quilted Cotton Lining - Heat Resistant Kitchen Potholder Gloves - 1 Pair (Red) - Homwe for $10.97 (list price $19.97)

Ice Ball Maker, Sphere Mold Creates Perfect 2.5 INCH Round Ice Cube Balls -Set Of 2 by Chuzy Chef for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Natural Bamboo Cutting Board, Serving Tray, Extra Large 18"x12"x3/4". for $14.97 (list price $29.99)

Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater for $11.96 (list price $12.96)

Culina Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers, Silver, Set of 3 for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

Silicone Lids 12 Pack, Stretchable, Reusable, Durable Kitchen Gadget, Dishwasher and Freezer Safe, Preserve Food (Clear/White, 1 Size Jar 12 Pack/Circular) for $9.95 (list price $25.95)

Chefman Immersion Blender Stainless Steel Shaft 300 Watt Ice Crushing Soft-Touch Rubberized Hand Blender RJ19-RBR-Ivory for $25.00 (list price $39.99)

Everyday 6-Pack Replacement Charcoal Water Filters for Keurig Coffee Machines for $4.40 (list price $18.00)

Good Cook Classic Safe Cut Can Opener for $10.44 (list price $14.99)

Oneida Raffia 11 1/2-Inch Stainless Steel Salad Tongs for $15.04 (list price $17.00)

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet for $10.24 (list price $12.99)

Regency Natural Ultra Fine 100% Cotton Cheesecloth 9 sq.ft for $3.75 (list price $5.00)

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives, 2 Stage Diamond Coated Sharpening Wheel System, Black for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Sterilite Pitcher (Blue-Green / 2 Qt.-1.9L) for $5.69 (list price $9.99)

Royal 1000 Count Wood Coffee Beverage Stirrers, 5.5" for $5.29 (list price $6.70)


Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Original, 4 Count for $3.47 (list price $4.99)

Essence of Bamboo Pillow -The Original Premium Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Fiber Pillow with Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover - Designed and Filled in USA - Best Sleep Ever, (Queen) for $18.00 (list price $99.99)

ThermoPro TP50 Hygrometer Thermometer Indoor Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter for $7.98 (list price $19.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE Food Storage Tote with Lid, 14-Gallon, Gray, FG9S3000GRAY for $16.62 (list price $34.20)

La Crosse Technology S88907 Vertical Wireless Color Forecast Station with Temperature Alerts for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Vibe 3-in-1 Corded Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner SD20020 for $24.49 (list price $34.99)

Sterilite 01553V01 5 Shelf Unit, Flat Gray Shelves & Legs, 1-Pack for $39.97 (list price $60.00)

Sauder Beginnings End Table, Cinnamon Cherry for $15.44 (list price $29.99)

Home-it Nail Polish Holder Acrylic 5 Step Counter Display Holds Up 60 Bottles for $25.00 (list price $25.00)

Honeywell HS-1655 QuietSet 16" Stand Fan - Black for $44.99 (list price $59.99)

Metal Hanger Clips by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 24 per Pack, 1-1/2 Inches Wide, Antique Nickel Finish, TH92901 for $2.67 (list price $3.99)

Utopia Towels 30-Inch-by-56-Inch Cotton Bath Towels, 4-Pack, White for $31.99 (list price $63.99)

BIC Multi-Purpose Lighter Combo Pack for $10.25 (list price $15.99)

Ziraki Memory Foam Lumbar Cushion - Premium Lumbar Lower Back Pain Lumbar Pillow, Protect and Soothe Your Back - Improve Your Posture - Soft & Firm Balanced Lumbar Support Pillow- Including Gift Bag for $15.95 (list price $49.99)

Home-it (24 Pack) Natural wood hangers - Solid Wood Clothes Hangers - Coat Hanger Wooden Hangers for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

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)

GORILLA GRIP Rectangle (35-Inch-by-16-Inch) Non-Slip Machine Washable Bath Mat, Clear for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

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

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 $19.70 (list price $59.99)

Lysol No Mess Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Citrus, 2 Count for $2.97 (list price $6.33)

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 240 Wipes (3 Packs of 80 Wipes) for $8.99 (list price $13.99)

Amir Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light, Stick-anywhere Closet Lights (White - Pack of 3) for $14.99 (list price $20.99)

Sunbeam 756-500 Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology for $5.23 (list price $6.47)

Stainless Steel Appliance Polishing Cloth - Clean and Polish Appliances, Counters, Fridge Doors, Sinks, Windows with Easy Wipes Using Dry, Damp or with Cleaners by Pro Chef Kitchen Tools for $7.92 (list price $19.95)

Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils 100% Pure & Therapeutic grade - Basic Sampler Gift Set & Premium Kit - 6/10 Ml (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint) for $10.95 (list price $79.99)

Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum for $39.99 (list price $49.99)


NIVEA Men Platinum Protect 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce for $3.61 (list price $4.99)

St. Ives Timeless Skin Facial Moisturizer, Collagen Elastin 10 oz for $4.92 (list price $5.99)

Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow 110, 0.44 Fluid Ounce for $4.49 (list price $6.40)

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz., Jar for $5.69 (list price $6.98)

Vitafusion MultiVites Gummy Vitamins, 70 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.67 (list price $17.97)

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Daily Moisture Mist-8 oz for $9.90 (list price $11.15)

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk 8 oz for $9.69 (list price $11.15)

Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit for $10.71 (list price $12.99)

Radha Beauty Tea Tree Essential Oil 4 oz - 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade for $12.99 (list price $39.99)

Tweezerman LTD Cuticle Nipper for $19.93 (list price $25.00)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care Electric Toothbrush Replacement Brush Heads Refill, 3 Count for $14.49 (list price $19.99)

Nicorette Nicotine Gum, Stop Smoking Aid, 4mg, White Ice Mint Flavor, 160 count for $58.04 (list price $79.99)

Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, Extra Fresh 4 oz, 10 Bar for $11.47 (list price $14.99)

Eye Gel for Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dark Circles, Puffiness & Bags - 100% Natural, 75% ORGANIC, With Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, MSM, Peptides & More for $15.48 (list price $29.99)

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, 4.4 Fl. Oz for $3.37 (list price $7.59)

CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream, 16 Ounce for $12.79 (list price $15.49)

Speed Stick Power Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Fresh Scent, 3 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $12.48 (list price $13.74)

OLLY Restful Sleep Gummy Supplements, Blackberry Zen, 50 Count for $13.99 (list price $14.99)

Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Stick, Extra Fresh 2.7 oz, Twin Pack for $7.37 (list price $12.56)

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

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Hair Trimmer, Wet/Dry for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Gillette Venus Embrace Women's Razor Blade Refills, 4 Count for $16.10 (list price $20.49)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $14.26 (list price $16.89)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Refill Pack, 25-Count (Pack of 6) for $23.99 (list price $37.14)


I Adulted!: Stickers for Grown-Ups for $8.30 (list price $14.95)

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit for $17.24 (list price $24.99)

uni-ball Vision Elite Rollerball Pens, Micro Point (0.5mm), Blue, 12 Count for $18.13 (list price $28.19)

Pro Art 18-Piece Sketch/Draw Pencil Set for $6.25 (list price $9.95)

Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Count (6555) for $10.34 (list price $15.34)

Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folders - Set of 6 Assorted Colors (Primary Colors) - Sturdy and Water-Proof File Folder for Office and School, Keep Your Files Organized for $13.27 (list price $14.27)

Courise - 108 Unique Colors Gel Pen Set for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

Leather Writing Journal Notebook, MALEDEN Classic Spiral Bound Notebook Refillable Diary Sketchbook Gifts with Unlined Travel Journals to Write in for Girls and Boys (Sky Blue) for $8.99 (list price $16.99)

Custom Self Inking Rubber Stamp - 3 Lines (42A1539) for $8.70 (list price $19.99)

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.08 (list price $5.19)

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Limited Edition Tropical & Assorted Colors, 24 Pack for $17.01 (list price $20.02)

Epson XP-640 Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier for $69.99 (list price $149.99)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $8.92 (list price $14.31)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 7-Piece for $11.99 (list price $14.11)

Avery Index Maker Clear Pocket Clear Label Dividers, 8-Tab Set (75501) for $5.28 (list price $9.29)

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 6 in x 4 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 8 Pads/Pack (6445-SSP) for $11.21 (list price $13.78)

Duck Brand Bubble Wrap Original Cushioning, 12-Inches x 150-Feet, Single Roll (284054) for $18.35 (list price $20.99)

Epson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for $319.99 (list price $399.99)

Tombow Blending Kit, Palette, Mister, & Colorless Blender, 1-Pack for $5.47 (list price $7.99)

Sakura 30067 8-Piece Pigma Micron, Graphic & Brush Pen Set, Black for $10.81 (list price $23.19)

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

Gorilla Packaging Tape Tough & Wide with Dispenser, 2.83" x 20 yd., Clear for $5.85 (list price $9.68)

X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey for $21.99 (list price $29.00)

uni-ball Vision Elite Rollerball Pens, Micro Point (0.5mm), Black, 12 Count for $12.74 (list price $38.49)


Quik Shade Expedition EX100 10'x10' Instant Canopy for $70.67 (list price $149.99)

Coleman 48 Quart Performance Cooler Holds 63 Cans, Red for $19.99 (list price $30.23)

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Charcoal, 1-Liter for $12.99 (list price $14.00)

Coghlan's Kids Magnifier for $6.17 (list price $7.95)

CamelBak Forge Travel Mug, Blaze, 16-Ounce for $25.27 (list price $30.00)

Coleman 10-In. Steel Tent Stakes for $5.00 (list price $9.28)

True Temper Forged Round Point Digging Shovel - 2585600 for $14.98 (list price $19.99)

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ Ball. 18"x12" Shatterproof Backboard. for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Nutri-Vet Hairball Paw-Gel for Cats, Chicken Flavor, 3-Ounce for $4.43 (list price $9.99)

Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter for $11.05 (list price $13.99)

SharpSurvival Survival Tin Emergency Preparedness Survival Kit (10 Items) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder for $16.99 (list price $22.00)

Baden Champions Bocce Ball Set, 90mm and 107mm, Durable Case and Measuring Tape for $71.65 (list price $109.99)

Lightning Nuggets N100SEB Firestarters Super Economy Box of Fire-Starting Nuggets, 100 Count for $20.76 (list price $31.99)

SmartBones Peanut Butter Dog Chew, Mini, 16 pieces/pack for $4.39 (list price $8.97)

Endless Summer, GLT1343SP, LP Gas Outdoor Table Top Fireplace for $59.00 (list price $69.98)

Grillaholics Grill Mat, Featured on Rachael Ray Top Grilling Accessories, Set of 2 Nonstick BBQ Mats for $19.95 (list price $39.97)

G4Free 18.5 Cubic Feet Waterproof Car Top Carrier, Easy to Install Soft Roof Top Cargo Bag with Wide Straps-Works With or Without Roof Rack for $77.99 (list price $99.99)

Gorilla Carts Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10-in. Pneumatic Tires, 600-Pound Capacity, Black for $69.99 (list price $74.01)

KONG Genius Mike Dog Toy, Large (Colors vary) for $8.96 (list price $15.99)

BlizeTec Survival Fixed Blade Knife: 3-in-1 Full Tang Hunting Knife with Magnesium Fire Starter, LED Flashlight & Belt Pouch for $48.98 (list price $108.89)

J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight - Amazingly Bright 400 Lumen LED 3 Mode Tactical Flashlight for $19.95 (list price $39.95)


Panasonic KX-TGE263S Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phone with Answering Machine, 3 Cordless Handsets for $75.44 (list price $99.95)

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs (HB-UM43) for $29.99 (list price $29.99)

1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna - 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier USB Power Supply and 10ft Coax Cable for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA1000400) for $54.99 (list price $69.99)

Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Gigabit Range Extender / Repeater (RE6500) for $69.99 (list price $89.97)

Crenova XPE460 LED Video Projector Home Projector with Free HDMI Support 1080P for Home Cinema Theater TV Laptop Game SD iPad iPhone Android Smartphone-White for $78.69 (list price $125.99)

Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Raspberry Pi, Linux Compatible; Classic Bluetooth, and Stereo Headset Compatible) for $13.95 (list price $24.99)

Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor for $119.99 (list price $179.99)

Logitech K400 920-007119 Plus Wireless Touch Keyboard with Keyboard for TV Connected Computer for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Wi-Fi Router (Archer C1200) for $59.99 (list price $94.99)


Detailer's Choice 4B369 Flow-Thru Vehicle Wash Brush with 60-Inch Telescoping Handle - 1-Each for $7.46 (list price $12.46)

Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet Tester, 120V AC, 1 Pk. for $6.92 (list price $13.99)

Channellock 911 Cable Cutting Plier, 9.5-Inch for $21.99 (list price $31.00)

3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit for 5 Windows for $12.92 (list price $22.54)

General Tools 88CM Tungsten Carbide Scribe and Magnet for $5.59 (list price $8.19)

Xacto X75320 Small Mitre Box Set for $16.25 (list price $20.69)

DEWALT DW1587 6 Bit 3/8-Inch to 1-Inch Spade Drill Bit Assortment for $7.29 (list price $15.24)

IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Adjustable Wrench, 10-Inch (2078610) for $10.49 (list price $26.42)

Xacto X5179 Carving Tool Set for $29.99 (list price $42.49)

LED Light Bar Nilight 20 Inch 126w LED Work Light Spot Flood Combo Led Bar Off Road Lights Driving Lights Led Fog Light Jeep Lights Boat Lighting ,2 Years Warranty for $26.16 (list price $32.04)

Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter , Electronic Volt Amp Ohm Meter with Diode and Continuity Test, Backlight LCD Display, Red for $12.98 (list price $39.99)

Keter 17182239 Folding Compact Workbench Work Table, 21.7 x 33.5 x 29.75-Inches, Black for $69.99 (list price $109.99)

INTEY OBD II Car Vehicle Code Reader Auto Diagnostic Scan Tool for $27.09 (list price $59.99)

Gorilla Super Glue, 6 g for $2.53 (list price $4.49)

General Tools 836 Angle-izer Template Tool for $26.85 (list price $36.85)

LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands, Orange for $16.95 (list price $19.99)

March 26, 2017 - 11:00am
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Talk

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Somewhere in the multiverse, there's a superior universe where all comics are this dorktastic.

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Drawn with great humility and thanks to one of my favorite people. Scott did all of the real work, and I threw in some dirty jokes. So, hey, a pretty good deal all around.



Wednesday Book Reviews!

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue (McWhorter)

I’m still on this McWhorter kick. This one was good, but not as good as some of the others. It’s about English and its interactions with other languages. The bulk of the book is about the idea that repeated conquests of English speakers resulted in English being particularly simplified in terms of its grammar, especially compared to related languages. There is also a large section on a proposed link between Celtic and English grammar, and even a section positing links between German and Hebrew. The latter idea is based on the work of Theo Vennemann, whose ideas are (as far as I could tell from google and wikipedia) found to be interesting but probably wrong. Because it’s McWhorter, there’s also a long lament about the popular usage of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. You get the feeling that his later book “The Language Hoax” was a great unburdening of linguistic angst.

An Extraordinary Time (Levinson) This is yet another book about the idea that we are in a period of stagnation in terms of economic improvement for the average western person. Although it was enjoyable, as a book it didn’t make a strong argument. Most of the book is (admittedly fascinating) historical tidbits about technological development, mostly in the 20th century leading up to the 1970s. Levinson’s perspective ultimately agrees with that of Robert Gordon and Tyler Cowen, at least to the extent that they all blame the nature of post-1970s technology for the failure to improve the average person’s life. And, like, the others, Levinson has hope that a few technologies on deck (e.g. self-driving cars) will reverse that trend.

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Awesome today.
Atlanta, GA
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It's not the size that matters. It's the rotation through complex vector space.
Bend, Oregon
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The talk is important.
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How to Use Prescription Painkillers Without Getting Addicted

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How to Use Prescription Painkillers Without Getting Addicted
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From the headlines, prescription painkillers sound pretty scary. Some of the people who take them switch to heroin, and some die of overdoses. The problem is so bad that the FDA has mandated black-box warning labels about the risk of abuse. But at the same time, these drugs are common and useful tools to manage pain.

The medications in question are opioids, drugs that work in the same parts of your brain as opium. Heroin and morphine are opioids, but so are the main ingredients of prescription drugs like Vicodin and Oxycontin. These drugs obviously relieve pain, and in some circumstances, they can induce a euphoric feeling. For many, they’re essential tools to manage pain, either from surgery, injury, or for people with chronic pain, their everyday life.

Yes, Prescription Drug Addiction Is a Real Problem

Almost 2 million people abused or were dependent on prescription opioids in 2014 (the most recent year with data). And prescription drugs were directly responsible for half of deaths from opioid overdoses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are in the middle of an “opioid overdose epidemic” that includes both prescription and street drugs.

The popularity of those street drugs is partly driven by prescription opioids: for someone addicted to pain pills, heroin is a more accessible and cheaper high. According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 79% of heroin users had previously taken painkillers for fun.

But if you ask the question the other way, it doesn’t sound so scary: Only 3.4% of people who abused painkillers ended up switching to heroin. And of course, not everybody who gets a prescription ends up addicted. Prescribers wrote 259 million scripts for opioids in 2012, and most of those were probably taken responsibly.

To Avoid Addiction, Don’t Try to Conserve Pain Medication

How to Use Prescription Painkillers Without Getting Addicted
Actually follow those instructions. Photo by Erstwhile.Human,

This may sound backwards, but it’s true: if you tough it out and only take the pills when you’re in serious pain, you’re more likely to become addicted.

That’s for two reasons. First, you’re teaching your brain that taking the pill feels really good: you’re in a lot of pain, you take the pill, you feel better. The other problem is that when you’re already hurting, it takes more of the drug to fight that pain than if you had been taking it all along.

The best and safest way to take opioids, according to Jeannie DiClementi, a clinical psychologist who works with pain patients, is to take them exactly as prescribed—if it says every four hours, you watch the clock (or set up an app to ping you) and take the pills at four hours on the dot. That lets you “stay ahead of your pain,” and never get to that place where you feel desperate for the drug.

Patients are unlikely to get addicted to painkillers while they’re using them to manage short-term, serious pain, like the pain you get from an injury or surgery, Dr. DiClementi says. The trouble here isn’t the way you use the drugs when you’re in pain; it’s what you do with the drugs when your recovery is over.

Throw Those Old, Expired Pills Out Already

How to Use Prescription Painkillers Without Getting Addicted
If your medicine cabinet looks like this, you’re doing it wrong. Photo by Erich Ferdinand.

Raise your hand if you have half a bottle of Vicodin in your medicine cabinet. You’re not alone—I have two. (One was my prescription, one was my dog’s.)

But you shouldn’t save them. Taking opioids when you need them for pain is pretty safe. Taking them when you don’t have a serious problem is where trouble starts. Here’s Dr. DiClementi again, describing at The Conversation how people end up getting addicted by accident:

Here’s a typical example: a patient who had been prescribed Vicodin after back surgery might need fewer pills after a while to manage their pain, but was afraid to tell the doctor (“What if the pain comes back?”), so the prescriptions continued. By the time recovery was complete, the patient had a stockpile of pills. One day after work, this patient came home with a headache from a stressful day. In the medicine cabinet were the leftover Vicodin. A couple of pills, and the patient experienced relief not only from the headache but from the stress of the day. The next time, taking the pills was easier, until before long, the patient was addicted and seeking more. This patient, like many who become addicted, did not intend to start abusing the drug.

When you’re not in serious pain, you’re better able to notice the euphoric effect (rather than just appreciate the pain relief). For this reason, Dr. DiClementi urges people to get rid of the stockpile of pills. Mix them with garbage, the less appetizing the better—she suggests kitty litter—to hide them and to discourage dumpster divers. You can also ask about returning unused drugs to a pharmacy, or watch for drug take-back events in your community.


I know, I know, it feels like a waste. But you’re better off dumping the pills than taking them when you don’t need them.

Trust Your Doctor

You’re not alone in trying to use opioids safely: the provider who prescribes your meds should be watching out for you too.

The CDC just issued new guidelines for prescribing opioids that put more responsibility on providers. Instead of a vague idea that the doctor should talk with you about your options, the new rules get specific about when, why, and how to prescribe opioids to avoid setting you up for addiction.

With the new guidelines, for example, you’re less likely to be able to build a stockpile. Prescribers are now told to give the lowest dosage and the shortest course of painkillers that you’ll expect to need: three days’ worth in many cases. If you believe you’ll need more, discuss that with your doc—but be aware that after the first few days you may be just fine with something like ibuprofen.

On long courses of medication, your doctor is now supposed to check in with you from time to time to evaluate whether the benefits still outweigh the risks for you and your situation. In other words, don’t expect her to rubber-stamp refills.

Prescribing decisions get trickier if you have chronic pain. Opioids may not work very well for chronic pain, but if they seem to be working for you, you might not be interested in switching to something else.

It’s worth trying other treatments, though, says Dr. DiClementi—and not just medications. She mentions massage and jacuzzi baths as a few strategies that work for some people (while noting that they are not always effective for everybody). An implanted electrical device can interfere with pain signals. Hypnosis can shift your focus away from pain. Psychological approaches work: mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy were effective in a recent trial.


This doesn’t mean that pain is all in your head. “Psychological does not mean imagined or faking,” DiClementi says. Our experience of pain is defined by what goes on in our brains. Chronic pain is not just a mind thing or a body thing, but both.

The many options for pain treatment vary wildly in their costs and effectiveness. For help navigating them, talk with your provider or ask for a referral to a pain specialist. An honest conversation is the way to go whether you’re trying to avoid opioids, or whether you feel like you need them and want to take them safely.

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