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Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they’re not for everybody Tiny “superfood” chia seeds are being mixed into dozens of food products—cereals, snack bars, yogurt, and drinks—just to name… Read more

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The truth about sleeping pills Heavily advertised prescription sleep drugs such as Ambien and Lunesta are sold with the promise of a good night’s rest. For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who occasionally… Read more

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Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers’ complaints What’s really bugging us about preparing and filing our tax returns? Consumer Reports’ Tax Gripe-o-Meter highlights a few of our biggest gripes, including fears that someone… Read more

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Eat slow, lose weight Q. Does eating more slowly lead to eating less? A. It can, especially if you’re not overweight or obese. A recent study conducted at Texas Christian University found that when 35… Read more

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Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will launch its first ever pickup truck. Yes, a real get-dirty midsized truck with a three-pointed star in its grille. While… Read more

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The medical bills you should never have to pay Back in 2007, Consumer Reports put out a call for stories about the health insurance coverage problems that consumers were facing. We received thousands of accounts of… Read more

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Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims Who hasn’t wished to strengthen the charging cord of a cellphone, tablet, or laptop that’s begun to fray? Sugru is a moldable putty made of silicone… Read more

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The best small SUVs Small SUVs make up the fastest-growing vehicle segment on the market. It’s no wonder: These right-sized crossovers promise an affordable combination of commanding ride height, spend-thrift fuel… Read more

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Remodelers spare no expense on master bathrooms Showers and tubs for two, chandeliers, bidets, and televisions are just a few of the upscale renovations that some homeowners are adding to their master bathrooms,… Read more

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Best small cars in Consumer Reports’ testing Big things can come in small packages, as proven by today’s feature-rich subcompact and compact cars. This sector of the automotive landscape—once reserved… Read more

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are a bold step ahead Consumer Reports’ engineers are already pouring over T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company’s brand new flagship phone,… Read more

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New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance Starting difficulties are a chief gripe with gasoline-powered lawn mowers, and the need to maintain the machines also a common complaint. One engine company, Briggs &… Read more

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Some halogen lightbulbs are brighter than others When it comes to energy-saving lightbulbs, LEDs and CFLs spring to mind. But what about halogen bulbs? They don’t get much attention, partly because they’ve… Read more

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Updated 2016 Mazda6 remains fun, but limited Mazda’s midsized family sedan is refreshed for 2016, building upon its attractive styling, agile handling, and impressive fuel economy. But it is a car that goes up… Read more

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3 last-minute tax moves With just a few weeks left of tax-season 2015, here are a few actions worth taking to save you money on 2014 taxes, jumpstart savings for you or a relative, or possibly get a tax break on health… Read more