Consumer Reports: Best Cold Remedies

Cold season is in full swing and that has many people turning to so-called “natural” remedies to try and prevent colds or ease the symptoms. Consumer Reports has reviewed the evidence and can tell you the best ways to treat a cold. Anyone who’s had a cold wants to do something to make it go … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Coffee’s Benefits

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits. In fact, it may even lengthen your life, because of the antioxidants in coffee that protect against disease. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaf, is packed with … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Best Used Cars

New-car sales hit records in 2014 not seen since 2006. But a lot more people buy used cars. If your budget is tight, finding a good used car that’s also inexpensive is tough. Consumer Reports has found ten great choices for under ten-thousand dollars. To find the best used cars to buy, Consumer Reports scrutinizes … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Amazon’s Echo

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo. It’s similar to Apple’s Siri and Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands.  But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office. You can’t … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Premium Paint

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Lowe’s and Home Depot have come out with new, premium paints, with premium price tags. But how do you know what a good price is to pay for paint? Consumer Reports tested these paints, as well as dozens of other paints, to see how much you should pay to get great results. … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Dairy Case Junk Food

The dairy case is bulging with new products that seem like tasty ways to get more protein, calcium, and other nutrients into your diet. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine says many are just surprise junk foods. Amy Keating of Consumer Reports says, “Dairy foods can pack a lot of sugar, both natural and added. They … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Exercise Boredom

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — For some, it seems like those New Year’s exercise resolutions are already starting to fizzle out. Daily workout and exercise routines can become monotonous and cause people to lose interest. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips that can help you mix it up and keep you challenged. On a treadmill … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Car Controls

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road.   But many drivers find the systems are too complicated or that they don’t always work. The least reliable system, according to Consumer Reports’ … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports Home Buyers and Sellers

(Consumer Reports) — Some 5 million homes are expected to change hands this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s up about 30% since the depths of the recession. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, Consumer Reports’ survey of real estate agents gives you insider tips on how to negotiate … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Sharing Passwords

(CONSUMER REPORTS) —  More people are getting accounts to access countless video streams on a service you pay for—such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Go, or WatchESPN.  It seems just as easy to give your log-in to someone else.  Surprisingly, a newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of … Continue reading »

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