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Stay safe while shopping

 With the Coronavirus spreading, many Americans are following the government's advice to limit trips out in public. But you may still need to go to the grocery store sometimes to stock up on food. Consumer Reports has some tips on…

Boredom Busters: Free Activities

Museums, after-school activities, even playgrounds across the country are closed, which means millions of kids are home and looking for something to do during weekends and free time. Usually that might mean a trip to a museum or library, but…

Winter office survival guide

If you work in an office, you’re probably familiar with the battle over the thermostat. Some co-workers are always hot, while others are bundled in sweaters. If this…

The truth about sleep medicines

Tossing and turning all night long? If you’re having trouble sleeping, your doctor may suggest a drug or supplement to temporarily ease insomnia. But what are the long-term risks to those medications? Consumer Reports helps identify the causes of sleeplessness…

Leafy Greens - Are they worth the risk?

If you’re trying for a healthy diet, chances are you’re eating plenty of nutrient-rich leafy greens. But while the health benefits of leafy greens abound, they can also carry contaminants like E. coli and other harmful bacteria. Consumer Reports is…

New Nutrition Labels

 Food labels have gotten a makeover. It's the first major overhaul in over 20 years. The Food and Drug Administration has put new food-label regulations in place based…

New Ways to Use Your Waffle Maker

The internet is teeming with foods you can “waffle,” everything from hash browns to grilled cheese sandwiches to puff pastry.  If you’d like to get in on the trend…

Stop Idling Your Car!

 How often do you start your car well before you leave in the morning so that it’s toasty when you’re ready to go? Or…