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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Consumer Reports: Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss

Consumer Reports: Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. But a new study, one of the biggest and longest to date, suggests that for some, they probably won’t help with weight loss.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017

Safe Space Heaters

Safe Space Heaters

How to make sure the space heater you buy is safe, and the steps to take in order to make sure your unit provides warmth and safety.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017

Staying Healthy at the Gym

Staying Healthy at the Gym

Exercise equipment at the gym may be a breeding ground for germs that cause skin infections. The steps you should take to make sure you don't take anything but a good workout home with you.

Friday, Dec 30, 2016

When Medication and Alcohol Don't Mix

When Medication and Alcohol Don't Mix

'Tis the season for lots of eating and drinking, but here's a warning: drinking even a little alcohol when you're taking certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be a health hazard.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Is Your Kid Eating Too Much Sugar?

Is Your Kid Eating Too Much Sugar?

Consumer Reports explains how you can monitor your kids' sugar intake and still keep them happy.

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Holiday Charitable Gifts

Holiday Charitable Gifts

Many of us are still in the giving spirit, but it's important to know how your money is being used when it comes to charitable organizations. So Consumer Reports reveals some of the highest and lowest-rated...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Retail Leasing Holiday Warning

Retail Leasing Holiday Warning

Looking for a bargain on a big gift this holiday season? Lease-to-own programs might sound great. Get that big-screen TV or new living room set in your home the same day without actually buying it.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Consumer Reports: Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports: Best, Worst Stores for Gift Returns

Consumer Reports checks out the five best and the five worst major retailers for returns.

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016

Consumer Reports: Holiday TV Buying Advice

Consumer Reports: Holiday TV Buying Advice

If you're shopping for a new TV this holiday season, screen sizes are bigger than ever, and prices keep falling. Consumer Reports points out some helpful TV-buying advice.

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