Dangerous Car Shifters

For decades, cars with automatic transmissions had a simple, straightforward shifter, but some newer cars have shifters that look or functio…

When Travel Goes Wrong

Airline disruptions seem to happen more often these days, but if you find yourself caught in flight delays, cancellations or overbookings, i…

Get the best cell plan for your lifestyle

No one wants to pay more for their cell phone plan than they have to – and all cell phone plans are not created the same – but whether you’r…

Tattoo Removal

That tattoo that seemed like a great idea in your 20s may not be so appealing anymore. If you’re between 18 and 50 years old, it’s likely yo…

Big Beautiful Blenders?

Why wait for summer to break out the blender? In addition to crushing ice, blending drinks, and measuring durability, Consumer Reports also …

Genetic Testing Your Health

If you could find out whether you might develop certain cancers or heart disease, would you want to know? Genetic testing makes that possibl…

Is identity theft insurance worth it?

Whether you’re shopping online or swiping your card at a store, hackers have lots of opportunities to steal your identity. In 2015 alone, $1…

Hearing Aid Alternative?

If you’ve been tempted to try one of those cheaper, sound amplifiers you find online or in drug stores, be aware: Consumer Reports warns tha…

Trip and Fall Hazards

Every year, one in four older adults fall, and about 20 percent of those that fall, are seriously injured. Consumer Reports has some simple …

Winter Coat and Car Seat Safety

During the winter, parents bundle their kids in heavy winter coats to keep them warm, but those same coats can pose an unexpected danger whe…

Buying a New Mattress

To test mattresses, Consumer Reports simulates 8 to 10 years of use to see how well a mattress will hold up. It checks whether a mattress wi…

Off-Label Drug-Use Ads

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drug advertising each year, and a proposed change by the Food and Drug Administration could allow…

OTC Sleep Aids

If you’re struggling with insomnia, you might want to think twice before you reach for over-the-counter sleep aids. Many of the drugs are la…

Get great glasses online

Online retailers offer convenience and discount pricing, but there can be risks.

Online Dating Dos and Don’ts

Looking for love? You’re not alone. Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 online daters to find out which sites can lead to a meaningful m…

6 car safety sensors to clean this winter

Winter driving can make your car filthy with dirt, salt, snow, and ice — and it can be dangerous. If you have a newer car, Consumer Reports…

iPhone Turns 10

It’s been ten years since Apple introduced the original iPhone. Now more than a billion have been sold and there are more than 2 million app…

Foods that Heal

We all know how important it is to eat healthy in preventing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, but certain foods can have …