Reasons to use an alternative email

Did you ever use a fake name when signing up for a new service online as a way to protect your privacy? It turns out that doesn’t do a lot to keep companies from tracking you. But as Consumer Reports explains, an alternative or fake email address is an easy and more effective way of doing just that.

Inflation surges in December to highest rate since 1982

Prices paid by U.S. consumers jumped 7% in December from a year earlier, the highest inflation rate since 1982 and the latest evidence that rising costs for food, rent and other necessities are heightening the financial pressures on America's households.

Top-rated sheet pans

To get the best results in the kitchen, a good sheet pan is a solid start. The experts reveal the top-rated sheet pans.

Find a mattress without harmful chemicals

You know that smell that sometimes comes from a new rug or worse—a new mattress. It’s often from chemicals used in the manufacturing process. But as Consumer Reports explains, there are mattresses made without as many potentially harmful chemicals.

Home entertainment this winter

Health experts are bracing for a rough winter, but the experts at Consumer Reports share ways to keep you and your family entertained.

What to buy in January

If your New Year's resolution includes staying healthy, the experts at Consumer Reports share what to buy in January to help you stick to that goal.