Got an old computer stashed in a storage room? Or an ancient cell phone junked in a kitchen drawer?
If your gadget is new enough, you can actually turn it in for cash or a gift card.
The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in the 22 states where data is available and found several where more than half the women who expect a low-risk delivery undergo a C-section.
Mother’s Day arrives once a year, often with an armload of flowers. But when you order online, all you have to go by is a photo. Consumer Reports set out to find out whether what you see is what you’ll get.
From shoes to jeans to little black dresses, there’s no substitute for trying on clothes before you buy. But if you want to skip cramped dressing rooms and crowds and shop online, Consumer Reports ShopSmart says some online retailers have developed brand-new tools that help you pick the right size.
Consumer Reports has been testing Wi-Fi-connected devices, including lighting systems, electronic door locks, smart thermostats, generators, and smart ranges and wall ovens.
Summer is around the corner, and so are swarms of insects. Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to avoid bug bites and at the same time limit exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in insect repellents.
Glitzy ads of luxury cruises often feature the indulgences. They skip the less glamorous story of being sick at sea, and the limited treatment options available.
Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of a lot of money.
You go to the hospital to get well. But far too many people die after something goes wrong. Patients get the wrong drugs, fail to get needed tests or treatments or develop infections that could have been prevented.
The average bill for phone, Internet and TV runs more than $150 a month, according to market research firm, the Mintel Group. One way to trim your costs is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the Internet. Consumer Reports recommends a phone service called Ooma.
For something so simple as a toothbrush, there sure are a lot of choices. Buying a toothbrush can be daunting. There are fat ones, skinny ones, brushes that surround your teeth, ones that hang up and one that sits up on the counter all by itself. And of course there are all kinds of electric toothbrushes that brush your teeth for you.
Brand loyal with your toilet paper? Consumer Reports says you might want to reassess. Of the 19 different toilet papers it tested, more and more brands are skimping — fewer sheets, smaller sheets and narrower rolls.
Feeding a hungry baby isn’t always a picnic, but it shouldn’t be dangerous. A recent study in Clinical Pediatrics reports an alarming number of children suffer injuries from high chair accidents.
4-MeI is found in two kinds of caramel color that are used to make syrups brown. The chemical has been shown to cause cancer in mice and is a possible human carcinogen.
Walmart is America’s largest grocer, but in Consumer Reports' ratings of 55 supermarkets Walmart supercenters landed at the bottom, based on a survey of 27,000 of Consumer Reports’ subscribers.