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Consumer Should you buy a mattress online? Should you buy a mattress online? (Video)
Consumer Reports latest tests of 38 queen size mattresses included a few that are sold primarily on the Internet: the Casper for $850 made of latex and memory foam and the foam Tuft and Needle Ten for $600.
Consumer Traveling with your credit card Traveling with your credit card
A lot of Americans will travel abroad this summer. If you’re lucky enough to take such a trip, contact your credit card company before you leave to let them know where you’re going.
Consumer Debt collectors garnish woman's account over someone else's parking tickets Debt collectors garnish woman's account over someone else's parking tickets (Video)
In December of 2004 Lia Young went to a local vehicle licensing agency to remove her name from the registration for her ex-boyfriend's old Jag. She kept the "Record of Sale" receipt proving she was no longer responsible. Two years later she discovered her ex had never changed the title to the vehicle.
Consumer Smart apps for editing smartphone pictures Smart apps for editing smartphone pictures
Most of us now take pictures on our smartphones. Chances are you just point and shoot, but your phone probably has built-in software that lets you filter and edit your photos.

There are also some powerful apps that let you do advanced shooting and editing.
Consumer Why newborns need that Vitamin K shot Why newborns need that Vitamin K shot
In the first few hours of life, most babies get an injection of Vitamin K. It's been the standard of care since the 1960s. As part of the backlash against vaccines, some parents are choosing to opt out of all shots for their babies, including vitamin K.
Consumer Does sunblock clothing work? Does sunblock clothing work? (Video)
Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers. Sun exposure is a primary cause. Covering up when you're outside can be a critical step in prevention.
Consumer Top-rated exterior paints and stains Top-rated exterior paints and stains
Buy a good exterior paint or stain for your siding or deck and it should last you about 10 years. But the latest tests by Consumer Reports show that some products – well-known brands – are not up to the job.
Consumer When to say "No" to antibiotics When to say "No" to antibiotics (Video)
Antibiotics are miracle drugs that over the years have saved millions of lives. But their misuse and overuse are having dangerous consequences. They're creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have spread from hospitals into our communities. Consumer Reports calls the rise of superbugs a major crisis of our times and says we all have a role to play in stopping them.
Consumer Top-rated facial sunscreens to ward off wrinkles Top-rated facial sunscreens to ward off wrinkles (Video)
Sunscreens will help keep you from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six facial sunscreens. They contain the same active ingredients as regular sunscreens, but they're made to be lighter and less greasy and they cost more per ounce.
Consumer Ford F-150 gets makeover: Still a better truck? Ford F-150 gets makeover: Still a better truck? (Video)
The Ford F-150 pickup truck is America's top-selling vehicle. And its new aluminum body brings a lot of benefits. The pickup is now 700 pounds lighter, which means it can carry more and tow more. And it allows Ford to use smaller engines, making for better fuel economy.