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Discover Great Vegetables

Posted: 07/22/2011 - If you've seen the new government food guidelines rolled out last month, you know at least a quarter of the foods we eat should be vegetables. But a Consumer Reports survey shows many people have an extremely narrow palate when it comes to vegetables - and they're missing out on some really nutritious ones!

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BBQ Blunder: Running Out of Gas

Posted: 07/22/2011 - If you have a gas grill - no doubt you've been there. Your grill is loaded with food and you have a hungry crowd - when suddenly the flame goes out. Consumer Reports has the lowdown on some products designed to help you avoid this barbecue blunder.

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Top Stain Removers

Posted: 07/15/2011 - Shout says it's the "number one stain remover" for your laundry. Consumer Reports tested three versions of Shout, along with 11 other stain removers, to find which really is best at getting out stubborn stains.

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Broken Appliances: Repair or Replace?

Posted: 07/15/2011 - In a troubled economy, you don't need trouble with your appliances, too. A new survey from Consumer Reports reveals certain appliances - and brands - are more likely to break. Before one of yours has a meltdown, see what Consumer Reports found out.

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New Supermarket Savers

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Grocery bills are soaring, with prices for staples like bread, eggs, and coffee up more than 30% in the last five years. That's why it's more important than ever to sniff out savings. Consumer Reports ShopSmart has lots of new - and easier - ways to save.

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Pet Medicine for Less

Updated: 06/30/2011 - How much is that doggie in the window? It could cost you as much as $14,000 over a pet's 15-year life span, according to the ASPCA. As for cats, make that $10,000. One of the big expenses can be medical care. But Consumer Reports says there are ways to save hundreds, without shortchanging your furry friends.

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Best Fast Food Restauants

Posted: 06/30/2011 - Americans spend more than $150-billion a year on fast food - and that doesn't even include pizza! But when you're on the road this summer, there's good reason to drive by some of the biggest chains. That's according to a just-released Consumer Reports survey of more than 36,000 subscribers.

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Lawn Mower Dangers

Updated: 06/30/2011 - It's such a routine task, many people don't realize how dangerous mowing a lawn can be if you don't take precautions. Every year, emergency rooms treat some 90,000 people for mowing injuries. That's according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumer Reports has important safety advice.

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Cell Phone Camera Good Enough?

Posted: 06/30/2011 - If you like taking pictures with your cell phone, no doubt you've wondered if you still need a regular camera. Consumer Reports decided to get a little snap happy in order to answer that question.

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Flooring that Lasts

Updated: 06/23/2011 - Americans spend billions on new flooring every year, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. There's ever-popular wood flooring, as well as vinyl and tile floors. Consumer Reports' tests can help you find the best for your home.

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Toughest Countertops

Updated: 06/23/2011 - Thinking of redoing your kitchen? You can spend thousands on new countertops. They're one of the biggest kitchen remodeling expenses. But how can you be sure that your counters will hold up over time? That's where Consumer Reports comes in.

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Slimming Bathing Suits

Posted: 06/21/2011 - Who doesn't want to look a little thinner - especially in a bathing suit? Consumer Reports ShopSmart says there are plenty of swimsuits that promise slimming results. But seeing is believing. Check this out!

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Beauty Products for Less

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Most of us, at some point, have paid a lot for a fancy beauty product. But when you shop at a drugstore, you probably figure you're getting a decent price. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, don't count on it.

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Tastiest Yogurts

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Yogurt is a wonder food. It's a good source of calcium and protein. It's also big business, with more than $4-billion dollars in sales last year. Consumer Reports just tested to find the best.

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Best Shavers for Dad

Posted: 06/10/2011 - Father's Day is right around the corner. With it comes thoughts of ties, cologne, and -electric shavers. If you or the man in your life is one of the 36% of men who go electric, Consumer Reports can help you come up with a great gift.

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Best Buy Lawn Mowers

Posted: 06/10/2011 - Nearly one-third of Americans actually enjoy mowing their lawns, according to a Consumer Reports National Research Center survey. They find it relaxing and good exercise. Even if you hate mowing, a good lawn mower can make a big difference. Consumer Reports mowed nearly 20 acres in Florida to find the best.

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Best Sunscreens

Posted: 06/09/2011 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than one million new cases were diagnosed last year alone. As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, Consumer Reports' sunscreens tests can help you find the best protection.

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Forty Miles Per Gallon?

Posted: 06/07/2011 - With the high cost of gas, no doubt car commercials that promise 40 miles per gallon are catching lots of people's attention. But Consumer Reports says these ads aren't necessarily telling the whole story.

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Heads Up on Rental Car Fees

Updated: 06/02/2011 - It's not just airlines that are tacking on extra fees these days. Car rental companies are, too. Extras and taxes can actually push the rental rate up 30-40%, according to the car-rental research firm Abrams Consulting. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart can help you avoid nasty surprises.

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Shake Weight, Belly Burner Put to the Test

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Bathing suit season is here. If you're looking for a quick way to get in shape, plenty of infomercial products promise to help. Consumer Reports has tested two - the Belly Burner and the Shake Weight.

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Shocking Food Facts Revealed

Updated: 06/02/2011 - How often do you think about what's in the food you're buying? When it comes to what is or isn't in some products, there are some surprises.

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Top Barbecue Sauces

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Grilling season is upon us, and if you're looking to spice things up, the right barbeque sauce can do the trick. Consumer Reports just tested 10 to see which deliver mouth-watering results.

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Best Gas Grills

Updated: 06/08/2011 - It's grill season. But if your grill has seen better days, you'll be happy to know Consumer Reports just tested nearly 70 gas grills to find ones that sizzle … without burning a hole in your wallet.

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Lax Home Security

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Summer is the peak time for house break-ins. Consumer Reports says all too often people make it easy for crooks to target their house or car.

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Toning Shoe Injuries

Posted: 05/25/2011 - We've all seen the commercials for pricey toning shoes that promise you'll get in shape fast just by walking in them. Sales of toning shoes totaled more than a billion dollars last year - about three times the year before. Consumer Reports Health looks behind the claims.

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