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Forget the juice and eat the whole fruit instead Q. Is drinking 100 percent fruit juice as healthful as eating the whole fruit? A. No. Juice derived from fruit with no added ingredients, or 100 percent fruit juice, is… Read more

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Share your hospital experience Think back to the last time you, or someone you love, were in the hospital. How were you treated? I don’t mean the procedure you had or the medication you were prescribed. I mean how… Read more

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Yes, you really do need a bike helmet When I learned how to ride a bike in the early 1960s, the only accessories we considered were a basket and a bell. A helmet? Hardly. They weren’t even made until the ’70s…. Read more

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Ordering drugs online can be risky The government is getting serious about cracking down on shady Internet pharmacies that sell prescription drugs and controlled substances to people without a prescription. One way to… Read more

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Marta Tellado Named President & CEO of Consumer Reports Visionary brings decades of social justice leadership to top advocacy group YONKERS, NY (July 15, 2014) — Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted… Read more

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ShopSmart Uncovers Hidden Health Risks in Beauty Products ShopSmart Uncovers Hidden Health Risks in Beauty Products Investigation warns of bogus ‘natural’ beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that… Read more

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Water-saving toilets from Consumer Reports’ tests Almost one-third of the water we use in our homes is flushed down the toilet. That’s why federal standards limit new toilets to 1.6 gallons per flush…. Read more

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Airplane Wi-Fi expands but gets a lukewarm reception Your odds of flying on a plane with Internet access keep getting better. A rising number of domestic flights—close to half, according to a New York Times… Read more

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How to decode a sunscreen label Natural, tear-free, sting-free, and pediatrician recommended. These are just  some of the claims sunscreen manufacturers make on their product labels. They may sound authoritative,… Read more

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10 things you need to know about the Toyota Prius Consumer Reports readers love the Toyota Prius, as evidenced by its high ranking year after year in our annual owner satisfaction survey. And it’s not just the… Read more

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Are curved TVs any better than flat TVs? After years of pushing ever-flatter, thinner TVs, manufacturers are throwing buyers a curve—literally, with curved-screen sets. This year Samsung has curved Ultra HD TVs… Read more

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5 best laptops and tablets for back to school Students need a lot more than pencils and notebooks in today’s classrooms: The way they learn has changed radically since computers and the Internet arrived. As an… Read more

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How does Consumer Reports calculate predicted reliability for cars? Q. I have been researching cars for my next purchase and would like to know how  “predicted reliability” is calculated? I’ve… Read more

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How does Consumer Reports calculate predicted reliability for cars? Q. I have been researching cars for my next purchase and would like to know how  “predicted reliability” is calculated? I’ve… Read more

Find a better chicken sandwich at fast-food restaurants Wendy’s, Burger King, Domino’s and Dunkin’ Donuts all recently rolled out splashy new chicken menu items, tempting hungry diners with sandwiches… Read more