CR Digital Archive

July 2021

Cover Story

Living the New Normal
As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, here’s when you can confidently go without a mask, vacation, dine out, and more

Special Report

Steps to Keep Your Family Safe in an Emergency
Most preparations involve thought, time and effort—not money. Keeping connected is key.

Prepare Now for Wildfires
Protect your property and health by taking these key measures
Prepare Now for Hurricanes and Severe Storms
These advance steps can help protect your family and property
How to Prepare for an Earthquake
5 safety basics can protect people and property
Plan Now for Potential Flooding
Take steps to protect your home from this costly and common peril.
Take Action Before Tornadoes
5 steps can help keep your family and your pets safe

Features

Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone
Use these expert tips—and CR’s selection of the top smartphones—to get the best picture every time
How to Fix Your Credit Score
How scores are determined is often hidden and doesn’t treat all consumers equally. Here’s what to watch for, and what to do.

Product Updates

Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin in Summer
CR’s top sunscreens and insect repellents can help you enjoy the outdoors safely

Road Report

The Hidden Danger of BIG Trucks
Pickup trucks are getting larger and becoming a hazard to pedestrians and drivers of smaller vehicles

Departments

From Our President: What’s in Your Credit Score?
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace

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