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Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: How safe is your shrimp? Consumer Reports: How safe is your shrimp? (Video)
Each of us eats, on average, almost 4 pounds per year, making shrimp more popular than tuna. Once considered a special-occasion treat, shrimp has become so ubiquitous that we now expect to find it on the menu whether we’re at a pricey restaurant or a fast-food joint.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Save on prescription drugs Consumer Reports: Save on prescription drugs (Video)
People who regularly take prescription medication spend on average more than $700 per year for drugs. To help you keep more of that money in your pocket, Consumer Reports had its shoppers check out prices at nearly 200 pharmacies.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Beauty in a box Consumer Reports: Beauty in a box (Video)
How nice to come home and find a pretty package full of goodies just for you. That’s the appeal of beauty box subscription services, which deliver samples of makeup and skin-care products every month. Consumer Reports ShopSmart signed up for eight services.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Your TV can spy on you Consumer Reports: Your TV can spy on you (Video)
It’s likely you don’t think you’ve invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that’s viewed, whether it’s a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you’re watching.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Free Credit Score Consumer Reports: Free Credit Score (Video)
Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information. So there’s no guarantee that a lender you approach will use the same score that you got online.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Successfully cutting cable Consumer Reports: Successfully cutting cable (Video)
Three things that have traditionally kept people tied to cable: sports, kids’ programming, and addictions to shows such as Game of Thrones that were only available with a pay TV service. But all that’s starting to change.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Veggie chips vs. potato chips Consumer Reports: Veggie chips vs. potato chips (Video)
Consumer Reports just tested 32 different snack chips made from bean chips, pea chips, veggie chips, and kale. Don’t get the idea that they’re as good for you as fresh vegetables, but most of the ones tested are a little lower in fat and calories than classic potato chips. Several of the new chips qualify as low sodium. And some are an excellent source of fiber. Consumer Reports found several to recommend.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Why coffee is good for you Consumer Reports: Why coffee is good for you (Video)
If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits. In fact, it may even lengthen your life, because of the antioxidants in coffee that protect against disease. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaf, is packed with these good-for-you compounds. In fact, some research shows that for most coffee drinkers, java supplies more antioxidants than any other food.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Should Walmart be your next bank? Consumer Reports: Should Walmart be your next bank? (Video)
Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo. It’s similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands. But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Echo: Amazon's answer machine Consumer Reports: Echo: Amazon's answer machine (Video)
Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo. It’s similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands. But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Cellphone chargers Consumer Reports: Cellphone chargers
Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.