It's toy season! Eighty percent of the toy industry's $20 billion in sales comes during the last 6 weeks of the year. And increasingly, those toys are high-tech. But which ones are worth it? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine can help!
We know diabetes can lead to all sorts of serious health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure and blindness.
Pro-style ranges can give you plenty of cooking capability, but they can cost $5,000 or more. Now there are less expensive options. Consumer Reports took a look at two NXR ranges available online from Costco. Testers pitted them against big names in pro-style, such as Wolf, Thermador, and Viking.
A new water-efficient toilet can cut you water bill by a hundred dollars or more each year.
We have a senior cat at home. Casey is 17 now. He likes to spend a lot of his time in bed, but my wife and I try to keep him moving around.
Buy now, pay later offers on big purchases sound great. You can often get on-the-spot approval for a loan you might not have to pay off for years.
Stop by any local design center and you'll see that tile and solid wood are materials of choice for floors these days. But that creates a slippery problem if you also want to use area rugs. A product called "Ruggies" promises to solve that problem. They're sticky, reusable pads that claim to hold your rug in place.
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody's there, it really doesn't matter. If that tree falls on your house or garage – well, that's serious.
You work hard to earn those credit card rewards, so you don't want to lose them.
Should you take a multivitamin? And if you do, will that little pill boost your immune system or help you avoid breast cancer or heart disease, as some products now claim?
Is wearable technology the next big thing? Several companies now have smart watches on the market. Even Apple is rumored to be coming out with one. What do those "smart watches" actually do? Consumer Reports just took a look at two to see whether they deliver.
As you head to the malls to do your holiday shopping, be careful! There’s a lot of damage to be done, and not just to your wallet. Consumer Reports tells us about the dangerous temptations lurking in the food court.
The hottest gadget for fitness-minded people is an activity tracker. It's a wearable device that tells you how much you're moving. Consumer Reports took six popular trackers for a whirl and found that some are better than others at helping you reach your exercise goals
As we get older, we tend to fall more. For seniors, a fall can be fatal or result in premature death.
Churches and charities are springing into action to help typhoon victims in the Philippines, and scammers are springing into action too. I decided to pose as a scammer for part of the day, to show how charity scams can fool you even if you think you can spot a fraud.