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Consumer Reports Magazine

October 2014
October 2014

Special Section

7 ways to cut your heating costs this winter
Fuel prices are on the rise. Use our advice to keep your utility bills in check.
Be prepared for the next big storm
The best generators and chain saws to use in a weather emergency
Choosing the Right Replacement Windows for Your Home
Find the right windows for your home and climate


8 healthy breakfast ideas
Follow these tips to get a healthier start to your day
Choose the Right Fish To Lower Mercury Risk Exposure
The government wants you to eat more seafood. The key to limiting your risk is choosing the right fish.
Mercury poisoning from fish
A fish lover feels the effects of mercury
Stop freaking out about retirement
How to worry less and plan better for a secure and satisfying future
What you need to know about Google Glass
Find out how well this wearable tech works
Why eating the right breakfast is so important
Skipping the morning meal could lead to overeating later in the day
Why women should think differently about retirement planning
Statisically longer life expectancy and lower retirement income demand vigilance and action


2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback first drive
AWD sedan and wagon return updated and more refined
Car hits and misses of 2014
How last year’s models really measure up
Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi
This plug-in hybrid takes aim at the Toyota Prius
Redesigned Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe review
Mega-utility is the draw for these heavy haulers
Toyota Highlander Hybrid review
Impressive, fuel-efficient, and pricey SUV

Up Front

How to beat the high cost of filling your gas tank
Tips for saving money and fuel
How to score discounts when shopping and eating out
Students, and folks as young as 50, can often snag a deal
Where do cost-conscious American women do their grocery shopping?
More women are bypassing supermarkets in hopes of spending less


From our president: Consumer Reports names new president
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: General Motor's recent safety lapse
This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

The October 2014 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.
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