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Zumba Dangers

Posted: 08/07/2012 - Zumba is the Latin dance-inspired fitness craze that's sweeping the world. Its founders claim more than 12 million people take classes every week. But Consumer Reports says doing Zumba can lead to serious injuries if you're not careful.

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Magnetic Balls Danger

Posted: 08/05/2012 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission sued the makers of Buckyballs to force it to stop selling it's magnetic toys, saying they are hazardous, especially to children.

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Nutritious Supplement Dangers

Posted: 08/05/2012 - More than half of American adults take nutritional supplements. They're not without risk.

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Safer Motorcycles

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Every year, more than four-thousand people die on motorcycles. An important safety feature-antilock brakes-makes motorcycles safer. But until now, ABS has only been available on expensive motorcycles.

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Central A/C You Can Count On

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Are you trying to keep cool and keep your energy bills down? Replacing an old central air conditioning system can help you do just that.

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Best New Ways To Watch TV

Posted: 07/26/2012 - Planning a night at the movies? A just-released Consumer Reports survey shows more people watched videos from their couch than headed to a theater!

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Picture-Perfect Food (NOT!)

Posted: 07/26/2012 - Boxed, frozen, or canned-Americans spend more than 100 billion dollars a year on processed food-more than any other type of food.

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Poverty Rate Climbs Higher

Posted: 07/23/2012 - A new report says the poverty rate in America could climb to levels not seen since the 1960s.

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Airlines Raking It In On Baggage Fees

Posted: 07/23/2012 - A new report shows U.S. Airlines brought in more revenue last year from baggage fees and other services than any of the world's other airline carriers.

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Today's Dollar Store Deals

Posted: 07/16/2012 - If you're not a dollar-store shopper, you could be missing out. Consumer Reports ShopSmart found that's because shopping at dollar stores is a whole different experience these days.

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Dine Out Savings

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Americans sure like to eat out! We spend about 1.7 billion dollars in restaurants everyday! But dining out doesn't have to break the bank.

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Top Laundry Detergents

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The latest in laundry detergents-pre-measured packs that give you the exact amount of detergent you need for an average load. No measuring required!

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Tastiest Pasta Sauces

Posted: 07/15/2012 - Nothing compares to homemade tomato sauce, but few of us have the time to make our own. The choices in the store seem endless-but are there sauces that really taste like homemade?

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Protecting Your Tech Gear

Posted: 07/15/2012 - There are lots of summer hots spots that are less than tech friendly. Consumer Reports has just checked out bags designed to keep you connected and protected.

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Best (And Worst) Mattresses

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Think you need a new mattress? A just-published Consumer Reports survey shows that about 75 percent of people who bought one are sleeping better.

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Hospital Safety Report

Posted: 07/09/2012 - When you go to the hospital you expect to get better, but far too often that's not what happens. Every year, inadequate hospital care contributes to the deaths of thousands of patients.

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Super Summer Wines

Posted: 07/08/2012 - Looking for a perfect wine for a summer party? Consumer Reports just tested two kinds-pinot grigio and riesling. Turns out you've got lots of good choices for summer sipping.

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Travel Insurance Do's & Don'ts

Posted: 07/08/2012 - Planning a vacation? Whether you book online or use a travel agent, expect a pitch for travel insurance.

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Battling Insomnia

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Insomnia is rampant in this country. A just-published survey of Consumer Reports subscribers found 60% frequently had trouble getting to sleep...or were waking up in the night unable to get back to sleep.

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Avoiding Antibiotics In Meat

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Superbugs are on the rise. They're bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics and they kill thousands of people a year.

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Best Restaurant Pancakes

Posted: 07/04/2012 - I-HOP brings in more money than any other family-style restaurant. But does it make the best pancakes?

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Vacation...On Layaway?

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Is your vacation fund empty? You can put your getaway on layaway.

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Great Deal On Laptops

Posted: 07/02/2012 - If you are looking to buy a laptop computer, now is the time to buy!

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