Take care of your bike helmet

A bike helmet can be vulnerable, which is why Consumer Reports says handle a helmet with care if you want it to take care of you when you ne…

Limit your kids’ screen time

You’ve heard it before: parents should set limits on how much time their kids spend in front of screens. A recently published study found th…

Don’t have an unnecessary C-section

Roughly one in three babies born in the U.S. are delivered by Cesarean section, but medical researchers say about half of those aren’t medic…

Watch what you say in online reviews

A lot of consumers depend on online reviews before they travel, book a restaurant or a buy a product or service. Many who post online review…

Sunscreens: Best Protection, Value

As summer approaches, make sure you don’t get burned when buying sunscreen. Consumer Reports’ expert testing reveals which lotions and spray…

How to pick the right paintbrush

Remodeling is not cheap, so when it comes to trimming costs, a lot of people choose to save money and do some of the painting themselves.

Hypothyroidism: Danger of self-diagnosis

Some medical conditions can have vague symptoms –– like hypothyroidism. When the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the front of the neck pro…

Gas grills that sizzle for summer

Grill season is in full swing at Consumer Reports headquarters. Testers are busy putting gas grills through some tough temperature tests, me…

Popcorn: When a good snack goes bad

Sales of ready-to-eat popcorn have skyrocketed, according to market research from Mintel, in part because it is perceived as being a healthy…

Uncomfortable Family Money Talks

Attitudes about money and spending habits run deep. We learn early in life to be spenders or savers, so when there’s a tricky financial deci…

How to stop snoring

Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to stop snoring, and on when it might be time to visit a doctor.

The real risks of radon

So you’re in the market to buy a house and you think you’ve found the one. Then you order an inspection and find out the radon levels in the…

Can you trust online doctor reviews?

With all the uncertainty surrounding health insurance these days, you may well find yourself looking for a new doctor. But how to choose? Ne…

Best mower for your lawn

Lawnmower testers at Consumer Reports have a tough job. They leave the cold, New York winter to brave the six-acre test site in warm, sunny …

What to know about listeria outbreaks

A nationwide recall is currently underway for all raw-milk cheeses produced by Vulto Creamery due to possible contamination with listeria. S…

Shocking Cost of Air Ambulances

Insurance companies say air ambulances charge such huge bills, they’re only willing to pay a fraction of the cost, and that means you as the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 First Look

Consumer Reports is testing eight of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. It’s the company’s first significant phone launch since th…

Latest Research on Heart Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase your risk of having a heart attack. What they don’t agree on is who sho…

Car Insurance Investigation

Car insurance premiums should be color-blind, but a new investigation by Consumer Reports and ProPublica reveals drivers in some minority ar…