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Jan 7, 2015

The Truth About Weight-Loss Supplements

The Truth About Weight-Loss Supplements

A new Consumer Reports survey of about 3,000 Americans shows one in four has used weight-loss supplements.

Jan 5, 2015

Latest Food Craze? Bugs!

Latest Food Craze? Bugs!

For centuries insects have been included in traditional dishes around the world. Latin Americans eat cicadas, ants and even tarantulas. South Africans put them in porridge. And we all know that Mexican...

Jan 1, 2015

Top Treadmills and Ellipticals

Top Treadmills and Ellipticals

You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts. Consumer Reports just tested treadmills and ellipticals for your home, which will save you commute...

Dec 31, 2014

Mood-Improving Lightbulbs

Mood-Improving Lightbulbs

LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off....

Dec 23, 2014

Consumer Reports: Long-Lasting AA Batteries

Consumer Reports: Long-Lasting AA Batteries

When you’re making up your holiday checklist, there’s one item you don’t want to leave out — batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports put 15 to the test — both lithium and alkaline.

Dec 22, 2014

Consumer Reports: Low Cost Laptops

Consumer Reports: Low Cost Laptops

Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t.

Dec 22, 2014

Smart Watches for Techies on Your Lists

Smart Watches for Techies on Your Lists

Know people who’d like to wear their data on their sleeve? Consumer Reports tested six new smart watches.

Dec 16, 2014

Which Gaming System to Give?

Which Gaming System to Give?

If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.

Dec 14, 2014

Gift Cards Could Make a Bad Gift Idea

Gift Cards Could Make a Bad Gift Idea

If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.

Dec 14, 2014

Perfect Gifts for Your Pets

Perfect Gifts for Your Pets

In addition to friends and relatives on our holiday gift lists, don’t forget those family members who might have chewed up all of last year’s presents. Our pets! Consumer Reports has advice on toys that will...

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Convictions Overturned for Famed Civil Rights Protesters

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Houston Home Video Shows UPS Driver Urinating

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