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Consumer Reports Magazine

July 2017
July 2017

Cover Story

Faster, Fresher, Cheaper: The Grocery Shopping Revolution
Supermarkets are improving quality and convenience. CR shows you how to save money and still make healthy choices.

What Food Labels Mean--and Don't
Which terms are federally regulated and which are just marketing eye-catchers
Healthy Shopping Strategies for Vegans
You can vegan-ize your shopping cart the healthy way with these strategies
Food-Safety Shopping Tips
How to ensure safe food handling and avoid health risks
The Supermarket of the Future
Some innovations already have a toehold in American stores; others are being introduced in Europe
How to Save Time and Money Food Shopping
Here are 22 ways to optimize your shopping dollars and effort


Weird Foods Worth Trying
The nutritional and taste lowdown on six trendy foods
How Seniors Are Driving Safer, Driving Longer
More research and innovation are being applied than ever before to meet the challenges of senior drivers
How to Remodel on a Budget and Stay on Schedule
How to come in under budget, on time, and overjoyed
Top 25 New Cars for Senior Drivers
Our picks combine reliability, safety, and senior-friendly features

How to Keep Driving Skills Sharp
These programs can enhance your abilities and increase safety behind the wheel
Uber, Lyft, and Self-Driving Cars Aren't Yet the Answer to the Senior-Driving Riddle
The services and high-tech vehicles have drawbacks
Better by Design: Making Cars That Meet the Needs of Older Drivers
How Ford, Subaru, and Toyota are leading the way to help keep aging drivers on the go
How to Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs
Save without sacrificing performance or style
How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs
Build a better bathroom that won't break the bank

Product Updates

Get the Best Sun Protection
Which sunscreens work, which fall short—and why you can’t always rely on packaging labels

Road Report

2017 Toyota Highlander Review: Family-Friendly Road Warrior
A supersized value for big families and anyone who appreciates practicality and safety

2017 Subaru Impreza Review: Small but Mighty
It offers outstanding fuel efficiency, a comfortable ride, and more roominess than you might think
2017 Kia Cadenza Review: Comfort With Class
Redesigned with improved fuel economy and plenty of power
2017 BMW 530i Review: Silky Sophisticate
The kinder, gentler 5 Series is a refined yet highly capable driving machine


From Our President: When Hidden Algorithms Lead to Higher Prices
Why are car insurance rates are so high for drivers in minority neighborhoods?
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace

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