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July 2014
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Find out what we're testing and when. Visit ConsumerReports.org to find information on the products and services you use every day.
Products on deep discount in July
We track prices year-round so we can tell you when products are on sale, month by month. You can find deep discounts on bathing suits, patio furniture, and more in July.
Best sunscreen for babies and kids
What makes a kid's sunscreen different from regular sunscreen? Not much. Compare ingredient labels on a kid formula and an adult formula from the same brand and you often find both contain the same active ingredients in the same concentrations.
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Best ways to control mosquitoes and ticks
Best ways to control mosquitoes and ticks
It often takes more than one approach to rein in backyard bugs. Here are some steps you can take to control insects, plus what you can do if they bite or sting you.
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche 911
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche 911
In the world of high-performance cars, few models exemplify the spirit of the genre like the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911. The decades-old rivalry continues.
Combat summer heat and humidity
Combat summer heat and humidity
The right air conditioner and dehumidifier can keep your home dry and cool during the worst days of summer, but you'll want to hurry before there are none left on store shelves.
Top-scoring hospitals for heart surgery
Top-scoring hospitals for heart surgery
Even in the hands of skilled surgeons at good hospitals, a procedure can sometimes lead to heart attack, kidney failure, or other problems. Find the hospitals with the best results.
The best paints and stains
The best paints and stains
Find long-lasting exterior paints and stains before starting your next outdoor project to spruce up the house or deck. And you don't have to spend a pretty penny to get quality.
Guide to summer road travel
Guide to summer road travel
In our summer road travel guide, find out which travel gear is best, how to prep your car for the ride, how to get the best gas mileage, and how to travel safely with kids in tow.
Make your car last 200,000 miles
Make your car last 200,000 miles
Big improvements in powertrain technology, rust prevention, lubricants, and more have led to game-changing improvements in reliability and durability. With proper care, here's how your car can last.
Invest for bigger returns in retirement
Invest for bigger returns in retirement
You may be able to gain a higher total return on your retirement investments—and reduce the likelihood of losing money—without changing the percentage of your fixed-income holdings.
What to look for in a medical alert system
What to look for in a medical alert system
The makers of medical alert systems promise their products will come to the rescue, whether you've fallen or are experiencing symptoms of a stroke. Here are the features of the best systems.


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