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Choose the Right Carry On Luggage

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Flying with a carry-on bag can save you fifty dollars or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. Before you buy, Consumer Reports has advice on what features are most important.

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Best Ice Cream

Posted: 07/24/2014 - More than 90% of the ice cream we eat, we scoop out at home so Consumer Reports set out to find the best-tasting ice cream in the supermarket. They focused on America's top-selling flavor. One hint - it's NOT chocolate.

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Effective, Non-Toxic Drain Cleaner

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Clogged drains are big business. We spend $288 million a year on drain cleaners and plenty more on plumbers. Consumer Reports tested a $20 device that promises to work without caustic chemicals or a costly plumber visit.

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Poor-Performing Portable Air Conditioners

Updated: 07/24/2014 - Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can't accommodate a window air conditioner. But many are returned by unhappy customers so Consumer Reports tested to see if there are some good choices.

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Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics

Updated: 07/15/2014 - Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled “natural” have soared recently. But “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside.

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Poor Portable Air Conditioners

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can't accommodate a window air conditioner. But many are returned by unhappy customers. So Consumer Reports tested to see if there are some good choices.

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Tasty Salad Dressings

Posted: 05/26/2014 - Summer is salad time, and supermarkets have shelf after shelf of salad dressings. How to choose? The biggest sellers are Hidden Valley and Kraft, but Consumer Reports found tastier options.

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Toothbrush Drill Down

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Toothbrushes - for something so simple, there sure are a lot of choices. Drugstore.com lists more than 400 different kinds. Consumer Reports ShopSmart helps you buy the right one.

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Super High Performance Tires

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Performance tires aren't just for expensive sports cars anymore. You can get them now on mainstream models like the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu. But they're pricey to replace. Consumer Reports can help you get the right ones.

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Lawn Mowers that make the cut

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from companies like Craftsman, Toro, and Troy-Bilt. It has some recommendations so you'll get a great cut.

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Dishwashers that Deliver

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Dishwashers last about ten years, so it's not every day you have to think about buying a new one. And chances are your needs have changed, too. Fortunately Consumer Reports has tested nearly 100 and can tell you which ones will fit your budget and your lifestyle.

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Long Lasting Nail Polish

Posted: 05/23/2014 - The nail color industry has enjoyed stellar growth in the past few years, as women head to salons for specialty services like gel manicures and pedicures. But for a simple nail color change, women prefer to do it themselves. Consumer Reports tested polishes for its ShopSmart magazine to find the longest lasting nail polishes.

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