We've been hearing the advice for years now: Eat less red meat and more fresh produce. But this week's warning from the World Health Organization really set off some alarm bells. So what should you do? Experts say you don't have to go meatless.
If you've flown recently, you know how expensive it can be to check your luggage. Carrying on your bag will help you avoid the fees and save you time. But as Consumer Reports discovered, it's flyer beware.
It can happen to anyone: You get out of bed or stand up quickly and you feel a little dizzy. Normally, this goes away in a few seconds, but sometimes you can be so light-headed that you pass out. You may have a condition known as orthostatic hypotension
Pressure washers are handy cleanup tools. But their powerful spray can be dangerous; more than 6,000 people each year wind up in the emergency room.
You want to make smart choices when you shop for household products – especially cleaning supplies. Here’s a simple way to do that: Just look for the EPA's new Safer Choice label.
Repaving your driveway is expensive. You can save by repairing potholes yourself with a driveway patch kit.
The people behind a network of online loan operations just wired the state of Washington nearly $2,000,000. It's payback for thousands of local consumers the state says were deceived and over-charged on loan contracts. The investigation involves more than $ 17.6 million dollars worth of loans through a company called Western Sky Financial and it's partner company Cash Call.
Lexus, Toyota, and Audi are the most reliable carmakers, according to Consumer Reports' just-released annual auto survey.
When a giant tree destroyed three family vehicles earlier this month, the family assumed that their landlord was responsible for the damage because the landlord owned the tree. But that's not what happened.
Retailers are hoping to get more than your business for the holiday season. They're also hoping to get your loyalty- through store branded credit cards. But a lot of you should probably steer clear when a store offers you a discount for signing up.
The price of residential solar panels has dropped almost 50 percent in the past seven years, and there's pressure from salespeople to get you to go solar before federal rebates expire at the end of 2016. But Consumer Reports says there's a lot to consider before you sign up.
It's that time of year again. Mushrooms are popping up all around – in the mulch, in the cracks in the driveway and along the side of the street where you take your for a walk.
New federal rules took effect this month that should make it easier for you to know what you’ll owe when you apply for a mortgage. Four disclosure forms have been replaced by two new ones.
On the Internet, it's often hard to tell the phony from the legitimate. And that's creating problems for people who book their hotel room online and wind up using a copy-cat site – a bogus site made to look like the real hotel's website.
Many companies try to get your business with free trial promotions, where all you do is pay shipping and handling fees. But in many cases that so-called "freebie" has expensive strings attached, and you may not find out until it's too late. It's called negative option marketing, where you're automatically billed for recurring shipments unless you cancel.
For people with insomnia, there’s a new prescription sleep drug called Belsomra. It acts differently on the brain than current medications like Ambien.
About one in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer in their life, according to the American Cancer Society. Thankfully, the death rate from breast cancer in the U.S. has been dropping.
It happens every 15 seconds – someone 65 or older falls and needs to go to the hospital. For an older person, a fall can be serious, even life-threatening. In fact, they're the leading cause of death due to injury for seniors in this country.
Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.
We rarely see them, but bats live all around us. Some of these bats can carry the rabies virus. As the weather turns colder, the bats that winter here will be looking for warm places to stay, like the chimney or attic. That's why it's important to bat-proof your house.