Consumer Reports Magazine | June

Consumer Reports Magazine | June

Published: June 2013
June 2013


Before the barbecue, accident-proof your yard 8 yard-safety tips to keep your family and friends safe this summer
Best sports retailers 26,000 readers rate the best and worst among dozens
Keep your phone safe How to protect yourself from wireless threats
Security software review We recommend the best ways to protect your computer

Lab Tests

Consumer Reports investigation: Talking turkey Our new tests show reasons for concern


8 ways to save on auto insurance Cut your premium—but not your coverage
Convertibles for the open road The Porsche Boxster tops a quartet of roadsters
Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 review A reinvigorated challenger edges out the champ
Mazda6 review The overlooked sedan shines with the latest redesign
Tech aids can reduce distraction A sampling of apps and other aids
The danger in the next lane State bans help reduce driver distraction, our survey finds

Up Front

Best frozen yogurt and ice cream Our testers tasted vanilla and butter pecan treats
Claim check: Fenugreen FreshPaper Does this paper make your produce last longer?
Sneaky product packaging might fool you into paying too much Focus on the fine print and compare unit prices
What bugs Americans most about their doctors We asked 1,000 people about their biggest medical gripes

CR Health

Nursing-home rights and wrongs Nursing-home patients are often not given the choice of the medical care they do and don't get

CR Money

Get a better return on savings Interest rates are low, but these options might offer you more


From our president: Food fights
Has your steak been mechanically tenderized? If so, eating it rare or medium-rare can pose health risks
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

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