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Consumer Reports Magazine | May

Published: May 2015
May 2015

Special Section

Pesticides in produce Consumer Reports' new guidelines show you how to make the best choices for your health—and for the environment


10 ways to take back your garage How to stash your stuff and have room for your cars, too
Is high-res digital audio worth the money? The music files and players are pricey—and not everyone hears the difference
The low-impact but still lush lawn How to get a gorgeous yard with less water and fewer chemicals
The myth of the $5,000 mattress Spending thousands doesn't guarantee blissful sleep


Happiness is a 3-year lease More and more drivers are concluding that they don’t need to own. And our survey shows that lessees are almost as happy as buyers.
Motorcycle reliability and owner satisfaction Japanese brands have the edge when it comes to staying out of the repair shop, but an American maker has the happiest owners
Status SUVs—at a price Can prestige come in a small package?

Up Front

How to avoid home improvement scams Don’t get nailed by a contractor—slippery tactics could cost you a bundle

CR Health

Find the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor Keeping tabs on your numbers could keep you out of the hospital

CR Money

A dream vacation, a travel insurance nightmare Buying a policy via AmEx Travel almost cost a couple an additional $489
Buried under student loan debt? Help is on the way Here’s what you can do if you owe


Helping you choose the best produce Consumer Reports' guide to informed choices at the supermarket
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace

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