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Best Electric Cars You Can Buy in 2018

Consumer Tech

Help Me, Tom's Guide: Which Garmin Watch Is Best?

With so many fitness trackers, GPS watches and GPS fitness-tracking smartwatches to choose from, it can be tough to figure out which device is worth …

Consumer Tech

How you can save consumer advocacy

From all outward appearances, the consumer advocacy site I run with my team of volunteers may look like a runaway success. <br>Last month, our cases more …

Consumer Protection

How to Reduce the Pain of Vaccines

Flu season is upon us, and if you or your children haven't yet been vaccinated, it’s time to face the needle. (The Centers for Disease Control and …

Pain

iPhone X vs. OnePlus 5T: How Much Does An Extra $500 Get You?

The words "flagship killer" tend to pop up frequently in reference to OnePlus' phones, which aim to bring top-tier performance to devices that cost …

Phones

What to Do If You Can't Afford ACA Health Insurance Premiums

<b>Q: I'm single, self-employed, and buy my health insurance on my state's ACA exchange. Next year, my premiums on the Bronze plan I'm considering will</b> …

Insurance

The Pros and Cons of Inverter Generators

Generators are having a moment. Specifically, portable gas generators are undergoing a technological makeover that dramatically boosts their level of …

Clean Energy

Stock as a Gift for Your Kids? It Will Pay Dividends

Are you searching for a gift for a young person in your life that will last a lot longer than the paper it’s wrapped in? Here’s a solution: stocks.<p>Is …

Consumer Reports

How to Save Money at the Dentist

More Americans have dental coverage than they did 20 years ago, but their spending on dental visits is significantly higher, according to a recent …

Health Care

2018 iPhones Could Catch Up to Samsung With This

It looks like Apple has some big battery plans for next year's iPhones, according to a new report.<p>The tech giant will offer three new iPhones in 2018 …

Consumer Tech

Want the Fastest Laptop for the Money? Look for One With a Solid-State Drive.

When the hard drive in Chris Anderson’s MacBook started to go bad last year, he began researching the feasibility of swapping it out for a …

Consumer Reports

LG B7 OLED (OLED55B7P) Review: The Entry-Level OLED to Buy

LG's OLED TVs have established a reputation for two things: amazing picture quality, and a price that's out of reach for most shoppers. The LG B7 …

Consumer Tech

Audi and VW Offer Deep Discounts on Fixed Diesel SUVs

Volkswagen and Audi dealers are now offering customers deep discounts on barely driven SUVs that were sidelined because of the company’s diesel …

Consumer Reports

Protect Yourself From Slips and Falls This Winter

T he icy ground outside your door, on sidewalks, and in parking lots can make winter a treacherous time. And the older you get, the more difficult it …

Consumer Reports

10 Small Appliances for $50 or Less

With the holidays fast approaching, stores and online retailers are offering discounts and free shipping, so there are plenty of bargains to be found.<p>…

Consumer Reports

Best Fitness Tech Gifts Under $200

Need a gift for a tech-obsessed fitness buff? Or does that special someone need a new tech toy to jump-start their fitness resolution in the new year?<p>…

Wearable Tech

Only 15 Cars Earn 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Just 15 new vehicles meet the increased requirements of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and have earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the …

Transportation

Ways to Save While Shopping at Outlet Malls

To save money while holiday shopping, it may seem like a good idea to head to the outlets. But beware: Outlet malls can cause even the most …

Shopping

7 Tax Terms to Know as Congress Confers

As the U.S. House and Senate negotiate a final tax bill, reports of compromises and horse-trading are likely to include eye-crossing tax terms and …

Retirement

Infant Rice Cereal Has Worrying Levels of Arsenic, New Study Shows

Infant rice cereal contains an average of six times the level of arsenic as other grain cereals on the market, according to a new study conducted by …

Nutrition

GM Marketplace Has a Long Way to Go

The good news about the new GM Marketplace is that the dashboard interface is not as distracting for drivers as it might sound.<p>The bad news is that …

Consumer Reports

'Talking Cars' Takes on GM Marketplace, Lamborghini Urus SUV, and Latest Test Cars

Using your car to order donuts? That’s just the first of several things we cover in this episode of the “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports” video …

Trucks

The Trouble With Biotin Supplements

Biotin supplements, sometimes referred to as vitamin B7, have gained popularity with those seeking stronger, healthier hair, skin, and nails. But the …

Vitamins

Best Frying Pans for $40 or Less

Finally, nonstick skillets that aren’t a flash in the pan.<p>Consumer Reports’ latest tests found three inexpensive nonstick skillets that are keepers. …

Consumer Reports

Galaxy S9 Could Double iPhone X Storage Capacity

You might be able to pack a lot of photos, videos and files onto your next Galaxy smartphone — especially if Samsung equips its upcoming Galaxy S9 …

Consumer Tech

Here's How Super Mario Cereal Works (And Tastes)

You've probably played Super Mario Odyssey by now. But have you tasted it?<p>Nintendo's new Super Mario Cereal lets you enjoy a sugary rush of grains …

Gaming

2017-18 Flu Season Is Looking Like a Bad One

Early signs suggest that this flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, predict experts from the National Institutes of Health’s National …

Public Health

Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry?

<b>Q: My husband is considering buying a health insurance plan called Solidarity HealthShare as a supplement to our Medicare coverage. What does</b> …

Insurance

Best Ranges with Big Ovens

If you struggled to cram your entire Thanksgiving feast into an old, undersized oven, you should know that newer ranges have bigger ovens. And if you …

Consumer Reports

5 Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Party

Throwing a holiday party can induce a bout of seasonal stress, so Consumer Reports’ test kitchens came up with five tasty, easy appetizer recipes.<p>If …

Recipes