Topic: Yonkers NY
Simple tips for staying safe and preventing injuries
Yonkers, NY – Absent-minded mistakes in the kitchen cause many cuts, burns, and other injuries. The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies the kitchen products that cause the most harm and simple ways to avoid them.
“It’s easy to make a mistake in the kitchen when you’re in a rush or in a post-workday haze,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “But there are simple things you can do to avoid landing in the hospital.” «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports road test scores lists Chevrolet Silverado the Top Truck, but Ram 1500 Makes For a Better Daily Driver
Showdown between the Silverado 1500 & Ram 1500 was neck-and-neck
Yonkers, NY - In a heavy-metal duel between two top pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s “Excellent” road-test score makes it Consumer Reports’ top-rated truck. But testers point out that the second-place Ram 1500 may be a better daily driver.
Each model won skirmishes along the way, and they finished one-two in a competitive pickup truck category— separated by only three points. Both trucks outscored the previously-tested Ford’s F-150 XLT, which 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 and 5.0-liter V8 versions rank third and fourth respectively.
Tips that will make vehicles shine inside and out; plus, the best cleaning tools
Yonkers, NY – Summer road trips can be taxing on a vehicle’s interior – cup holders and crevices are likely soiled with dust and dirt.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies five ways consumers can give their car a makeover without spending a fortune and the best tools for making it shine. «Read the rest of this article»
How to score apparel, accessories, and more at the best prices; plus, bargain hot spots
Yonkers, NY - Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more.
The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets for getting the best deals on clothing, accessories and more at Kohl’s, JCPenney, H&M, Target, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and reveals six bargain hot spots and the best things to buy there. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports Tests shows LED & CFL Bulbs Use 75 Percent Less Energy than Traditional Incandescents
Plus, a room-by-room guide to choosing the best LEDs and more
Yonkers, NY – Simply screwing in one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated LED lightbulbs could save consumers about $125.00 in electricity over the bulb’s life.
January 1st, 2014 marks the date when most screw-in incandescent light bulbs will be phased out because they use too much energy. Standard 60- and 40-watt bulbs are the last to be phased out, though remaining stock can be sold. Seventy-five- and 100-watt bulbs faded away over the past two years. «Read the rest of this article»
What those health claims on food and beverage really mean; plus, those consumers can trust
Yonkers, NY – The package says “heart healthy,” “reduces cholesterol,” or “maintains digestive health.” But what do these food labels really mean? The full report on tricky food labels is available in the September 2013 issue of ShopSmart.
“Promises of better health, weight-loss and more can be enticing, but claims can be misleading and you may not be doing yourself any favors buying foods that make these types of promises,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports’ Tests of Fiber-Rich Cereals gives Walmart and Target Store Brands High Marks for Taste
Bear Naked Fruit and Nut granola only cereal deemed “excellent” for taste; Four offerings from Kellogg’s and Post were both tasty and nutritious
Yonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of cereals, two store brands, Market Pantry Frosted Shredded Wheat (Target) and Great Value Raisin Bran (Walmart), tasted Very Good and were deemed CR Best Buys, beating out name-brand products from Kellogg’s and Post. Of the 26 cereals tested, most of them rich in fiber, more than two-thirds were Very Good or Excellent in taste. «Read the rest of this article»
Appliances that are most likely to start a fire; Plus, ways consumers can protect themselves
Yonkers, NY – An alarming number of appliance fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies six appliances that cause the most fires and tips on how to minimize the risk. «Read the rest of this article»
Truly free financial products and services; Plus, not-so-hot giveaways
Yonkers, NY – There are free financial products and services to be had, but consumers may have to shell out money to get some of them.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features an up-close look at five truly free financial products and services including checking accounts and tax filing. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center ranks average in Consumer Reports new ratings for U.S. Hospitals for Scheduled Surgeries
Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types
Yonkers, NY – For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery.
In Tennessee, 38 Hospitals were evaluated. Only the Center for Spinal Surgery and Saint Thomas Hospital, both in Nashville, TN, got a top rating. Seven Tennessee Hospitals were ranked at the bottom which included The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN, and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, to name a couple. Thirty Tennessee Hospitals were ranked average including Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
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