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.
The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports:
We know it’s healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables, but a lot of produce contains pesticides.
No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid.
If you’re one of the more than 5 million homeowners who’ll sell their home this year, don’t make the mistake of selling it “as is.”
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.
You may be ready to launch into spring-cleaning mode. Be careful! Consumer Reports says that some cleaning products contain dangerous ingredients.
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.
If your budget is tight, finding a good used car that’s also inexpensive is no easy task. Here are 10 used cars that Consumer Reports recommends for less than $10,000:
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost half of all homebuyers don’t shop around for a mortgage. Consumer Reports has important advice on how to be a savvy homebuyer.
Consumer Reports reviewed studies on zinc and found that while it can shorten the duration of a cold slightly, it does nothing for the severity of the symptoms.
About 500,000 children per year end up in ERs because of head injury. And about half of them undergo a CT scan. But the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that a third of those tests are unnecessary.
Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles have long been just a clean-fuel dream, but now several automakers are introducing them.
Consumer Reports Top Pick cars for 2015 are the best of the best of the 270 cars recently tested in 10 of the most popular categories.
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.