The cars owners love to hate

Driving a brand new car off the lot is always exciting. Unfortunately, that new-car honeymoon can be short-lived, according to more than 300…


The New Retirement

Millions of Americans put money into a 401(k) plan, hoping it will one day lead to a comfortable retirement. But fees can chip away at your …


Safe Space Heaters

Space heaters can take the chill out of a cooler room, but they can also be dangerous. Forty percent of home heating fires are caused by spa…


Attack of the Toy Robots

A host of high tech, interactive robot toys have come on the market. Your child might really want one, but which to pick? And do they make g…


Where does your charitable donation go?

Is the money you give to charity spent wisely? Consumer Reports reveals some of the highest and lowest-rated charities as determined by majo…


Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V

When it comes to cars, small SUV’s are big business. Over three million were sold in North America last year.


Eating healthy at the food court

To keep both your wallet and your waistline happy, don’t shop on an empty stomach. Research shows you buy more and spend more when you’re hu…


Staying healthy at the gym

People understand that you can pick up a cold or a flu at the gym. But really some of the most common things that you pick up are skin infec…


Staying Safe in the Hospital

We count on hospitals to make us well, but they can also be a breeding ground for serious infections.


Surviving a high-deductible health plan

More and more people are signing up for high-deductible health insurance plans. Some are swayed by the lower monthly premiums. But often peo…


Should you get your zzzs from ZzzQuil?

Sales of ZzzQuil, the market leader, have reached more than 100-million dollars annually, according to the market research firm Mintel. And …


Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss

Consumer Reports explains what fitness trackers are actually good for and reveals the top choices in its exclusive ratings.


Group Gifting Made Easy

Consumer Reports reveals several websites that promise to take the stress out of group gifting.


Buying the Best Luggage

If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, make sure you’ve got a suitcase that can handle the job.


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 prescriptio…


Buying the Right Humidifier

Colder weather brings drier air, which can cause chapped lips, itchy skin, even nose bleeds. A humidifier might help.


School Nurse Shortage

Nationwide, only about half of schools have a full-time registered nurse.