Pool risk in plain sight

Maria Bella, an aquatics and drowning expert, works with swimming pool managers to best position lifeguards and identify potential safety ri…

Medical bankruptcies decline

Personal bankruptcy filings are down 50 percent over the past six years. Some of that decline is due to the Affordable Care Act. Consumer Re…

Why spray sunscreens may be a bust

There are plenty of important details to consider when choosing a sunscreen. The ingredients, the SPF, how much you use, and even when you a…

Thrifty tips to help sell your house

If you’re about to sell your home, Consumer Reports has some thrifty tips that will help make your house seem like someone else’s home.

Save money by outsourcing a smart grill

New high-tech gadgets claim to take the guesswork out of grilling, but are they worth the price? Consumer Reports reveals whether or not sma…

How to shoot better video

Whether you want to shoot video of that special moment in your kid’s life or get some cool clips of summertime fun, there’s a camera for it …

Healthy pastas for your summer BBQ

Are you going to a cookout over the weekend and want to bring your pasta dish to share? Maybe you’d consider whipping yours up with one of t…

Pet-Proof Your House

We’ve all heard about the benefits of childproofing your home, but you might want to pet-proof your home, too. The ASPCA says pet poisonings…

Safer Senior Driving

They’ve been behind the wheel for decades, but even as they start experiencing signs of aging, many older drivers are reluctant to hang up t…

Save big by buying your own modem

A lawsuit filed earlier this year against Time Warner Cable is a reminder that buying your own modem and router is nearly always a better id…

Charging Cord Chaos

Some problems are unique to modern life and can generate frustration day after day, like the complications of keeping track of your chargers…

List your home as a hotel

Vacationers’ search for alternative getaways has contributed to a $100 billion industry, with millions of people worldwide listing their hom…

What’s a fiduciary?

When it comes to retirement savings, you might assume that the person giving you investment advice is acting in your best interest, but that…

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…