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The tax-deductible dog, and other surprises

February 17th, 2015
The tax-deductible dog, and other surprises While you're watching the finale of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this evening, consider this: All those breeders and handlers and other folks who make dogs...

The best countertops for busy kitchens

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February 17th, 2015
The best countertops for busy kitchens Replacing your kitchen countertops, just the countertops, seems like a reasonable, affordable way to give your kitchen a new look. All countertops look terrific when they’re...

Convert your toilet to touchless for just $50

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February 17th, 2015
Convert your toilet to touchless for just $50 Bathrooms can be germy places and you don't have to be a germaphobe to see the merits in a toilet that flushes hands-free. Some manufacturers have been attempting to bring...

Get your cordless phone to work with your cell phone

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February 16th, 2015
Get your cordless phone to work with your cell phone Cordless phones might strike you as hopelessly out of date in the age of smart phones, but they’re not as irrelevant as you might think. In fact, new cordless...

10 biggest car deals for Presidents Day 2015

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February 13th, 2015
10 biggest car deals for Presidents Day 2015 Car sales are abundant for the Presidents Day weekend and beyond, with deep discounts available on many models. We’ve scoured our data, analyzing the offerings on over...

Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act

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February 13th, 2015
Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act Every year 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne disease. That leads to 128,000 hospital visits and 3,000 deaths, according to the Centers for...

Levels of mercury in tuna are on the rise

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February 13th, 2015
Levels of mercury in tuna are on the rise Concentrations of mercury in tuna caught in the Pacific near Hawaii increased at a rate of around 4 percent annually from 1998 through 2008, according to a new study led by a...

Cook these healthy vegetables

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February 13th, 2015
Cook these healthy vegetables When it comes to making healthy vegetables, cooked can sometimes be better than raw. Cooking can free up more nutrients for your body to absorb. “Common wisdom says cooked food has...

Whatever happened to CFL bulbs?

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February 13th, 2015
Whatever happened to CFL bulbs? CFLs have improved over the years that Consumer Reports has tested them. Back in 2007 you could find CFLs that flickered when first turned on, cast a weird light, hummed, buzzed, and even...

Want to sleep better? Get yourself a new smoke detector and CO alarm.

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February 13th, 2015
Want to sleep better? Get yourself a new smoke detector and CO alarm. House fires can happen to anybody at any time, but they occur most often in the winter, when people are using heating equipment, fireplaces, and...

Tesla prepares to spread its wings with bold, new products

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February 12th, 2015
Tesla prepares to spread its wings with bold, new products Tesla lost $108 million last quarter. But that didn’t dampen the company’s enthusiasm for a range of new products the company has coming on its...

Freshened 2016 Acura RDX adds enhancements bumper to bumper

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February 12th, 2015
Freshened 2016 Acura RDX adds enhancements bumper to bumper A mid-cycle makeover for Acura’s compact luxury SUV brings adds amenities and an upgraded interior aimed at making it more competitive with its European...

Larger 2016 Honda Pilot plays catch-up

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February 12th, 2015
Larger 2016 Honda Pilot plays catch-up Longer, lighter, and a whole lot more sophisticated and contemporary looking than the ripe for retirement model it replaces, Honda says its redesigned three-row midsized SUV will...

The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing car seat

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February 12th, 2015
The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing car seat A recent study shows that that most parents are still moving their children to a forward-facing car seat sooner than they should. The parent...

2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening

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February 12th, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening The Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening, spiffing up the exterior, adding a safety features, and introducing new trim levels. (Read our latest Chevrolet...