Protein is being added to everything from tortilla chips to English muffins to breakfast cereal. Consumer Reports looked into whether we need extra protein added to our food.
When choosing a backpack, most important thing is fit. Look for straps that are wide, padded and contoured. The top of the shoulder straps should sit one or two inches below the shoulders.
Consumer Reports looked at 20 beverages to help you decide which ones to sip and which to skip.
Americans eat a lot of ground beef. Last year we bought more than 2 billion pounds of it in supermarkets and big-box stores. But that hamburger you’re grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you sick.
It’s almost back-to-school time again, and for those heading to college, laptops are a must these days. Lucky for students, laptops are getting lighter and lighter. Consumer Reports recommends a few of the lightest.
Consumer Reports just tested nine high chairs new to the market. All pass voluntary safety standards, and many have features that could make mealtime easier.
Streaming video can be annoying! It’s no fun waiting and waiting for videos to load or enduring movies that constantly stop and buffer. Consumer Reports has some simple fixes that can smooth out those broadband speed bumps.
When Consumer Reports tested three lightweight expandable hoses two summers ago we thought they were an acceptable alternative to heavy garden hoses.
Should you consider tuition insurance so that you can be reimbursed if your child has to leave before the end of the year?
The Persil ProClean Two-In-One turned out to be the best laundry detergent Consumer Reports has ever tested.
Consumer Reports ran lab tests on 17 vinyl-flooring products, testing for 13 types of phthalates.
Our hospitals have turned into breeding grounds for dangerous—even deadly—infections. Consumer Reports has expanded its hospital Ratings and now includes information about two common and deadly infections: MRSA and C. difficile.
Consumer Reports asked volunteers to try out four devices that are supposed to limit the number of robocalls that get through.
Consumer Reports wanted to find out whether those clothes really work, and if they do, are they any better than regular clothes?
Consumer Reports has important advice on how you can protect yours.
Reports enlisted 20 panelists to put home pedi products to the test — using the $12 Original PedEgg on one foot and one of two battery-operated callus removers on the other.
Consumer Reports has been warning about the dangers since the pods went mainstream back in 2012.
The product is a convenient, often effective way to do the laundry—and it’s a serious health hazard for young children.
If your car seems to be burning oil and you have to top off your oil frequently, you have company. Consumer Reports’ latest auto survey covering almost 500,000 newer cars has identified several popular engines that burn quite a bit of oil.
Lots of people use their smartphones while driving. Seven in ten are texting, taking selfies, and even using social media, according to a recent AT&T study. Government data show hundreds of people each year are killed in car accidents involving cell phones.
Consumer Reports calls the rise of superbugs a major crisis of our times and says we all have a role to play in stopping them.
Alarm bells sounded for some consumers who read our recent report, “How Safe Is Your Shrimp?” Our analysis of 342 packages of frozen shrimp, purchased across the U.S., detected antibiotics in 11 samples of imported farmed shrimp.
Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of its subscribers to identify common luggage problems and the best luggage brands.
Consumer Reports took to the labs to look at alternative ways to keep the bugs from biting.
The government reports that 267 children have died from TVs tipping over since 2000 and about 11,000 suffered injuries. About half were under 3 years old.
Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers.
There’s a promising new development in voice quality already available to some smartphone users: high definition voice.
When you subscribe to one of the leading video-streaming services—Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video—you get a wide offering of movies and television shows, along with a buffet of different options. Which service is the better choice?