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December 2021

Cover Story

Top Picks in Health for 2021
Top Picks in Bed, Bath & Laundry for 2021
Top Picks in Outdoor Living & Yard Care for 2021
Top Picks in Cooking & Cleanup for 2021
Top Picks in Tech for 2021

Special Report

Your Herbs and Spices Might Contain Arsenic, Cadmium, and Lead
CR tested 126 products from McCormick, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and other popular brands. Almost a third had heavy metal levels high enough to raise health concerns.

Your Guide to Growing, Drying, and Storing Herbs and Spices
Many herbs can be easily grown at home, and a toaster oven, an air fryer, or a multi-cooker can help you dry them for future use


Is Dried Fruit Good for You?
Claims that it can cause weight gain and sugar overload are overblown, but not all types are created equal
Healthier Breakfast Options at Dunkin', Panera Bread, and Starbucks
One of these nine meals will help you start your day off right

Road Report

Smart SUV Alternatives
Finding your dream SUV can be tough now, but there are other vehicles that may deliver the functionality you need

CR Health

Your Guide to Hearing Helpers
The differences among different hearing devices can be subtle. Here's what to know about the categories.


Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: How CR Is Moving Forward

The December 2021 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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