New ‘Wood’ Flooring

There are now options that not only look just like the real thing, but can be installed in rooms where wood can’t.

Take care of your sunburn

While there’s nothing that can undo the damage of a sunburn, Consumer Reports suggests some steps you can take to make the sunburn look and …

Organize your Rx and OTC pills

More than half of Americans take four prescription medications on average. It’s easy and dangerous to miss taking one of your medications. D…

Watch your way with new cable options

Think you’re spending too much for cable TV? Close to 800,000 Americans dropped their traditional pay TV package in the first three months o…

Garlic for your health

Many foods are said to have healing properties, and claims surrounding the health benefits of garlic have swirled for centuries. It has been…

How to buy a used car

Used car sales tactics have been the butt of jokes for years, and chances are you’ve probably heard some horror stories. But don’t let that …

Don’t DIY your sunscreen

Between Pinterest and Instagram and crafting competitions, everyone seems to be looking to DIY these days. But Consumer Reports warns one th…

How to tick-proof your yard

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise and now is when ticks are most active. Since they can transmit a variety of diseases and infections, kee…

Top-Rated Insect Repellents

Whether you’re headed into the woods or just hanging out in the backyard, Consumer Reports says a good insect repellent is a must.

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…