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8 Toxic Foods for Dogs

Most pet owners know that chocolate is one of the most toxic foods for dogs. But according to a new update from the U.S.

Best Setting for Your Central Air Conditioning

More people fight over the thermostat than the remote and those battles become more pitched during periods of extreme heat.

Great Digital Cameras for the Dog Days of Summer


We're at the midpoint of summer now, but there are lots of classic warm-weather photo opps still ahead: family barbecues, trips to the beach, Yellowstone at sunset, and evening baseball games.

How to Buy Luggage

Suitcases, carry-ons, and other kinds of luggage all have plenty in common. They usually come with wheels, a handle, and zippers.

5 Ways to Help You Know if There Are GMOs in Food

You're still going to have do a bit of sleuth work to find out whether there are GMOs in your food.  President Obama Friday signed a bill that nullifies state genetically modified organism labeling laws, including the nation's first, Vermont's that went into effect July 1.

Mercedes Pulls Ad That Made New E-Class Appear to Drive Itself

Mercedes-Benz said it will no longer use an ad for its new E-Class car that touts the company's semi-autonomous driving system by using words such as “a vehicle that can drive itself” and showing the driver taking his hands off the wheel, leaving the impression that the car is fully autonomous.

What the Amazon Echo and Alexa Do Best

Amazon’s three Alexa-driven speakers differ in portability and how they connect to other devices. But the voice-activation capability performs the same in each, fetching information from the internet, ordering a pizza, or finding your favorite tunes.

Best MPG Cars for City & Highway Commutes - Consumer Reports

Depending on how you drive and what your typical commute looks like, you may want to compare how a vehicle fares in city versus highway mileage.

Fuel Economy vs. Acceleration - Consumer Reports


You don't always have to give up engine performance in return for good fuel economy. To prove this, Consumer Reports compiled this list of vehicles that provided the best combination of fuel economy and acceleration in our tests.

Best Safety Performance - Best Cars for Accident Avoidance Maneuvers & Braking - Consumer Reports

A vehicle with good braking and emergency handling can help you avoid an accident. Typically smaller, sportier vehicles perform well in these tests and larger trucks are slower to maneuver.

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Depending on how you drive and what your typical commute looks like, you may want to compare how a vehicle fares in city versus highway mileage.

Fuel Economy vs. Acceleration - Consumer Reports


You don't always have to give up engine performance in return for good fuel economy. To prove this, Consumer Reports compiled this list of vehicles that provided the best combination of fuel economy and acceleration in our tests.

Best & Worst Fuel Economy - Consumer Reports

The lists below highlight the vehicles within each category that achieved the best or worst gas mileage in our tests.

Most Fuel-Efficient Cars - Consumer Reports

Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when buying a new car, even when gas prices are down—they won't stay that way forever.

Getting the Most Sunscreen Out of the Container

With summer in full swing, sunscreen is a necessity. And if you use it the way you’re supposed to—an ounce reapplied every two hours—you could go through at least an 8-ounce container every weekend.

Samsung AddWash: A Laundry Feature for Forgetful Folks

Manufacturers add features to their washing machines for a number of reasons, including to save you time and to boost convenience (not to mention the price of the appliances).

How to Clean a Microwave Oven

Unless the only thing you do in the microwave is reheat your morning coffee, you know how gnarly the appliance can get, inside and out.

First Zika Outbreak Confirmed in Florida

Four people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday, making them the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.

Making the Most of Low Interest Rates

Predicting the course of interest rates has become an exercise in the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Ever since the economy began to dig its way out of the financial crisis, the expectation was that the artificially low interest rates that arrived in late 2008 would begin to rise.

NJ Student Loan Agency Tells Staff to Only Offer Help When Explicitly Asked

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that your cable company has perks or discounts it will only reveal when asked, but you’d hope a government agency wouldn’t deliberately hide a program intended to help families struggling to pay off student loan debts of a deceased loved one.


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