Consumer Reports August 2015: From Superbugs to Better Kitchens

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Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.  The August issue of Consumer Reports kicks off a three-part series with “The Rise of Superbugs.”  It mentions how superbugs can spread through a community and how antibiotics can be misused. An April 2015 Consumer Reports survey noted that of 1,000 adults surveyed, many were prescribed antibiotics for things such as colds, sinus infections and dental work, when they may not be necessary.

Dream Kitchen

Do you like to cook, or just enjoy spending time in the kitchen?  If so, check out the guide to remodeling your kitchen, step by step, to create the kitchen of your dreams. The article includes ratings for countertops, sinks, flooring, ranges, cooktops, refrigerators, and dishwashers.

TV Options

Most of us watch TV–sometimes too much! But as costs for cable and streaming services rise, people are looking for ways to cut expenses without losing quality or variety of channels. The article “How to Win at TV” lists some new TV options; you may find one that’s just right for you.

More in This Issue

  • Ratings for smartwatches
  • Article on “Can You Afford to Live to 100?”
  • Article on oil–do you need to top off you car’s oil reservoir between oil changes?

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2011 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card. You can also see past summaries of Consumer Reports prepared by library staff online.

Reference Staff, Warrenton central library


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