An estimated million-and-a-half people had laser eye surgery to correct their vision last year, a procedure often not covered by insurance.
Would you like whiter teeth but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars at the dentist's office? Consumer Reports tested eight drugstore kits, including some that are heavily advertised.
Consumer Reports just tried out some of the latest athletic shoes, including ones from Adidas to Nike.
While retailers are suffering their worst downturn in more than 20 years, dollar stores are hiring and even building new stores. Consumer Reports takes a closer look at what your dollar really buys.
Consumer Reports tests two dozen toilets and can help you find a good one and save you money.
The coffee wars are on! McDonald's has launched a new line of McCafe espresso drinks, taking aim at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts coffee customers.
Two of the three top-selling wines are chardonnay and merlot. But do you have to pay alot to get a good glass of wine?
There are more homes broken into during summer than any other season, according the National Crime Prevention Council.
When it comes to kids' sports injuries, what's the leading cause of emergency room visits? Bike accidents. Consumer Reports puts kids' helmets to the test.
Sales of ice cream are expected to top four billion dollars this year. But what if you want to cut back on calories?
Starting in July, some airlines will start charging you when you use frequent-flyer miles to upgrade a ticket-in some cases up to $500!
Consumer Reports tests six toys that promise to get kids up and out and moving around.
Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader are two of the biggest electronic book readers. Which is the best? Consumer Reports ran a side-by-side comparison.
Companies spend more than $300 million a year advertising laundry detergents. Consumer Reports tested three dozen to show you the best.
With the economic downturn, people have really cut back on eating out. But a just-released Consumer Reports' survey of restaurants says if you want to treat yourself, there are lots of ways to save.
Your lawn mower's on its last leg-but you don't have much green for a new one? Consumer Reports has tested dozens of mowers and finds you don't have to pay top dollar to get a good one.
Do you love taking photos but feel overwhelmed when it comes to buying a digital camera? Consumer Reports' shares it's latest test results on digital cameras.
Do you find it hard to hear conversations in restaurants? You may very well need hearing aids. Consumer Reports finds-that might be easier said than done.
Many used-car buyers rely on vehicle history reports from companies such as Carfax to see if a vehicle has been in a wreck. But a Consumer Reports investigation finds these services are far from foolproof.
This next reports is an important one for parents of infants and young toddlers. Twenty-two cribs have been recalled in the last two years and have resulted in at least five infant death.
When you think of premature aging, no doubt wrinkles come to mind-but how about your aging ears?