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The $20,000 tick bite

November 25th, 2014
The $20,000 tick bite After three years of suffering with pain so intense he couldn’t work, and undergoing three back surgeries, Gary Duncan, then 47 and living in Claremont, Calif., received a diagnosis of Lyme...

Top 5 tablets at any price

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November 25th, 2014
Top 5 tablets at any price Is someone on your shopping list hoping to unwrap a tablet this season? You should have no trouble finding one they'll love, no matter how fussy the recipient, no matter how much you want to...

Consumer Reports' Gadget Gift Finder helps you find the perfect high-tech gift

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November 25th, 2014
Consumer Reports' Gadget Gift Finder helps you find the perfect high-tech gift The right tool can make any job easier. While you're shopping this holiday season, use Consumer Reports’ Gadget Gift Finder, an...

To rich for Medicaid but too poor for a health care subsidy?

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November 25th, 2014
To rich for Medicaid but too poor for a health care subsidy? As the end of the year approaches, I'm hearing from many readers who worry they may have to pay back all or some of the tax subsidy they received in 2014 to...

Make sure your Thanksgiving doesn't go up in smoke

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November 25th, 2014
Make sure your Thanksgiving doesn't go up in smoke Your kitchen may be the center of your holiday activities, but be careful—it’s also where most house fires start. And the peak day for home cooking fires is...

3 top generators from Consumer Reports' new tests

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November 25th, 2014
3 top generators from Consumer Reports' new tests A new generator champion for clean, ample power—plus Ratings of Kohler’s first portable generators ever—highlight Consumer Reports' latest tests of...

Ultimate Gift Ideas interactive video will guide you to the perfect presents

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November 25th, 2014
Ultimate Gift Ideas interactive video will guide you to the perfect presents Our new Ultimate Gift Ideas video takes you on a customized tour inside Consumer Reports, where you can choose your own path from an...

Don't let a clogged sink ruin your Thanksgiving

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November 25th, 2014
Don't let a clogged sink ruin your Thanksgiving It’s no coincidence that garbage disposals often break on Thanksgiving Day—or that the day after is Roto-Rooter’s busiest of the year. Poultry skin,...

Consumer Reports Launches First-Ever Interactive Holiday Gift Guide

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November 25th, 2014
Consumer Reports Launches First-Ever Interactive Holiday Gift Guide Video Showcases Expert Gift Picks and a Customized Tour of Consumer Reports YONKERS, NY – This holiday season, Consumer Reports is taking consumers...

Best Black Friday deals on streaming media players

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November 24th, 2014
Best Black Friday deals on streaming media players Streaming media players, which offer access to a world of online content, including movies and TV shows from services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, have become a...

Smart watch review

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November 24th, 2014
Smart watch review Smart watches are still a relatively new electronics category, but these devices are poised to hit the mainstream. This year we saw major players such as LG and Motorola throw their smart watches in...

How to get a great deal on Thanksgiving dinner

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November 24th, 2014
How to get a great deal on Thanksgiving dinner Here’s some good news to chew on. The cost of Thanksgiving dinner has gone up by only a few pennies, continuing a period of price stability that dates back to 2011,...

Consumer Reports reveals its 2014 Naughty & Nice List

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November 24th, 2014
Consumer Reports reveals its 2014 Naughty & Nice List Consumer Reports is known for putting products to the test, but we’re equally committed to scrutinizing the policies and practices of the companies who...

Best drugs to treat high blood pressure

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November 24th, 2014
Best drugs to treat high blood pressure High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes, yet one in five of the about 80 million Americans with high blood pressure don't know they...

Tricks that help you transport holiday dishes

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November 24th, 2014
Tricks that help you transport holiday dishes You’ve put a lot of work into baking a pie or a casserole for a party, and now you have to worry about packing it up and getting it there in one piece. Some...