Consumer Reports

Copper Is Worth Its Weight In Gold

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Copper has been in use by humans for about 10,000 years and without this incredible metal, society could not possibly be what it is today. With a vast amount of uses, copper is antimicrobial, corrosion-resistant, and a superior heat and electricity conductor that has revolutionized technology and our modern way of life.

Most Of Us Have No Idea What Eating Healthy Really Means

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Consumers generally want to eat better, but they also remain prone to reach for fast food and snacks. While the public is given easier access to nutritional information and advice than ever, there continues to be a gap, if not a disconnect, between what people voice as their health concerns and how they actually act upon them.

Should You Buy That Extended Warranty?

Andrew Tai | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

According to a Consumer Reports survey conducted in late 2013, 55 per cent of people who purchased an extended warranty for their cars had not used it during the lifespan of the policy, and those who did use it spent more on the coverage than they saved on repairs. The same applies to many other products, including electronics. Does this mean that extended warranties are a waste of money?

Why You Should Stick To Pure Maple Syrup

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Living

Maple syrup doesn't just taste great — it's also less likely to give you cancer than the alternatives. Consumer Reports released a study on March...

What I Learned This Week: Print Is Dead! Long Live Print!

Andy Nulman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

This week I made the decision to cancel my subscription to the 14 magazines I read regularly. So what did I learn this week other that I saved a bunch of money on magazines and made a few bucks on a Beatles book? I learned that print isn't dead in all cases. It's just being redirected...or redefined.

The Danger of Boomer Generosity

Doug O. Jones | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Doug O. Jones

TD Canada Trust recently released a report that was a little surprising, both from a financial and social perspective. It indicated that one-in-five baby boomers (19 per cent) admitted to researchers that they would consider jeopardizing their own financial stability and future in order to help their adult kids financially. But is that good?

Why It Costs So Much to Get Home for the Holidays

Steve Lafleur | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

Expanding the availability of low-cost air travel would be one of the most progressive policies that the federal government could undertake. Our outdated airline regulations are bad for consumers, bad for Canadian businesses, and bad for prospective airline industry employees.