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Friday, Jan 1, 2016

Wonderful Workout Equipment

Wonderful Workout Equipment

Sales of exercise equipment peak around New Year's, but ellipticals and treadmills cost thousands of dollars, so you want to be sure to get a good machine.

Monday, Jan 4, 2016

Save on Gym Membership

Save on Gym Membership

More than 50 million Americans belong to a gym, many quit because of the cost. Here are money-saving tips from Consumer Reports.

Friday, Dec 25, 2015

Safest Child Safety Seats

Safest Child Safety Seats

Based on its latest tests, Consumer Reports is urging parents to move their children out of infant carriers and into rear-facing convertible seats at a younger age.

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

AA Batteries That Last

AA Batteries That Last

Consumer Reports tests 15 double-A batteries, 13 alkalines and two lithiums ranging in price from $0.62 per pair to $5 using toys and flashlights.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

Consumer Reports: Holiday Smartwatch Options

Consumer Reports: Holiday Smartwatch Options

Consumer Reports rated more than a dozen smartwatches, putting them through a variety of tests including the durability of the cover glass.

Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Tech Toys for Kids

Tech Toys for Kids

Electronic toys are a favorite gift for kids. But that doesn’t mean they will just be sitting in front of a screen. Here are several that Consumer Reports thinks look pretty good and will get kids collaborating...

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015

Consumer Reports: Easiest Streaming Video Devices

Consumer Reports: Easiest Streaming Video Devices

In time for the holidays, the biggest names in streaming media are showing off a new generation of players.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Steamers to Smooth Out Wrinkles

Steamers to Smooth Out Wrinkles

Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.

Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Cutting Teen Car Insurance Costs

Cutting Teen Car Insurance Costs

Getting a driver's license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Best Buy Leaf Blowers

Best Buy Leaf Blowers

With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.

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