CR Digital Archive

November 2021

Cover Story

DIY Updates Your Home Needs Right Now
How to protect your living space—and make it more organized, functional, and flexible . . . for whatever comes next

Special Report

The Truth About Those Dollar Stores
Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and others offer low prices but also raise concern in communities that feel choked by them

How to Be a Smart Dollar Store Shopper
Three Consumer Reports experts share their advice
Dollar Stores: Deal or No Deal?
Are the savings significant enough to warrant making a trip?

Features

Entertain With Ease This Season
Hosting a holiday get-together may feel more challenging right now, given the uncertainties with the pandemic

Insights

8 Ways to Prevent a Thanksgiving Kitchen Fire
Keep an eye on what you're cooking, and more

Road Report

How to Buy a Used Car
Our tips and expert picks will help you find a reliable pre-owned vehicle at a price you can afford
What's New in Small Pickup Trucks
Three versatile models from Ford, Hyundai, and Nissan that you should know about

CR Health

How to Host a Safer Holiday Gathering
Expert answers to key questions on COVID-19

Departments

Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: CR's Fight for Fairness
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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