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Consumer Reports Magazine

October 2013
October 2013

Cover Story

Choosing the Best Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
A room-by-room guide to choosing CFLs and LEDs
Bright ideas that save energy and money
Slice your utility bills without sacrificing comfort

Special Section

Generators you can depend on in a storm
Our top-rated generators will make blackouts more bearable


Store brand foods review
Private-label foods often meet or beat the big brands


Kia Cadenza review
This modern, large sedan jumps to the top of its segment
Crash course on car safety
Highway deaths are up. Here’s how you can help bring them down.

Up Front

What's in a (car) name?
Choosing a moniker is equal parts art and science
Are popped snacks healthier?
We took a look at calories, fat, and sodium

CR Health

The facts about joint supplements
Of the 16 products we tested, seven didn't contain all that they claimed

CR Money

Truths financial pros won’t tell you
What you don't know could cost you


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