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Good For You Smoothies

Posted: 04/15/2010 - The number of smoothies being sold in supermarkets keeps growing, racking up more than 150 million dollars in sales a year. But are they nutritious?

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Mattresses Put To The Test

Posted: 04/06/2010 - If your mattress is at least eight years old and you wake up with aches and pains, it might be time for a new one. But shopping for a mattress is no easy task.

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Money-Saving Juicers

Posted: 04/06/2010 - You know you're supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day. But plenty of people don't. A juicer can help get the job done, turning fresh produce into vitamin-and-mineral-packed drinks.

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Poor-Quality Sheets

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Buying new sheets can be a real numbers game. You see thread counts of 400, 600, even 1,000. Do higher counts get you better sheets?

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Pricey Debit-Card Protection

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Overdrawing on your debit card can cost you big time. Many banks automatically cover overdrafts, but then charge hefty fees. Last year alone those fees totaled $20 billion.

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So-So Anti-Aging Serums

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Nothing betrays a woman's age more than wrinkles-at least that's what both men and women think in a just-released Consumer Reports survey on aging.

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Solving Password Hassles

Posted: 04/05/2010 - In a world where our passwords are the gateway to so many of the electronic devices we now rely on-many people are reaching a breaking point.

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Super Easy Home Office Setup

Posted: 03/22/2010 - Thinking of starting your own business? One in four workers who've not found jobs in this recession are thinking of doing just that.

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"Killer Fashions"

Posted: 03/22/2010 - A recent study finds 70% of women who wore ill-fitting shoes actually ended up with foot deformities, including bunions and hammer toes! Consumer Reports ShopSmart says ill-fitting shoes, or really high heels, are just one of many fashions women wear at their own risk.

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Healthier Restaurant Salads

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Think ordering a salad on a restaurant's menu is the healthiest choice? Consumer Reports takes a look at salads you can eat as a meal--you know, the ones with added chicken or shrimp.

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Best Electric Toothbrushes

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Electric toothbrushes cost a whole lot more than the manual ones-some are priced at more than one hundred dollars! Consumer Reports tests to see how well these expensive toothbrushes actually work.

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Better Everyday Green Products

Posted: 03/07/2010 - You want to do the right thing for the planet, but it's not always easy being green. A recent Consumer Reports poll shows two big reasons shoppers have stopped using green products are high prices and poor performance.

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Conquering Financial Paper Overload

Posted: 03/07/2010 - If you find yourself pawing through piles of paper at tax time, you're not alone. Consumer Reports Money Adviser says knowing what to keep and what to throw away are crucial to staying on top of your finances.

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Decoding Price-Match Policies

Posted: 03/07/2010 - Many stores promise to match competitor's prices. Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart, and Sears are just a few. But price-matching policies can vary significantly store to store and online, too.

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Best Deals For OTC Meds

Posted: 03/01/2010 - We buy more cough and cold remedies than any other type of over-the-counter medicine. Pain relievers come next, followed by heartburn medicine.

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Best Carpet-Cleaning Machines

Posted: 03/01/2010 - We spent more than three billion dollars in just one year on professional carpet and upholstery cleaning. You can save a lot of money if you want to tackle the task on your own.

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21st Century Toasters

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Toaster ovens have changed a lot since Consumer Reports first started testing them more than 50 years ago. Today's expanded menus include touchpad controls, pizza settings, and other options once limited to range ovens and microwaves.

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Just Released: Consumer Reports' Best Cars

Updated: 02/23/2010 - With all the current bad news about cars, here's some good news. Consumer Reports has just released its 2010 Top Picks of the more than 280 cars tested. This year several new vehicles make the list.

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Just Released: Consumer Reports' Top Automakers

Posted: 02/23/2010 - With the upheaval in the car industry, which carmakers are the best? Consumer Reports-just out with its Annual Auto issue-names Honda and Subaru as the top carmakers.

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Coffee Taste Tests

Posted: 02/16/2010 - Coffee is one of America's favorite drinks. And coffee blends-are our favorite kind. Consumer Reports tested 37 and has some surprises.

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Battle Of The Washing Machines

Posted: 02/16/2010 - Washing machines have dropped in price this year-some by as much as 33%. Consumer Reports has entered the "Spin Zone" to help you find a good deal on a washer.

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Streaming Movies To Your TV

Posted: 02/16/2010 - Still getting off your couch to rent a movie? Now you can easily and cheaply stream movies from the Web onto your big screen TV and be watching a movie in minutes.

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Jump Start Healthier Eating

Posted: 02/16/2010 - While it might feel like it's impossible to change your family's bad eating habits-Consumer Reports says making small changes can often kick-start healthier eating.

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Garbage Bag Face-Off

Posted: 02/16/2010 - Americans spend almost two billion dollars a year on garbage bags! To make sure you're spending that money wisely, Consumer Reports tested the claims of two big names, including one bag that's being heavily advertised.

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Combating Deadly Hospital Infections

Posted: 02/08/2010 - They're hospitals' dirty and deadly little secret-central-line bloodstream infections. At least 30,000 patients die each year from them.

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