The Consumerist Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Fortune 500 Companies?

The Consumerist Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Fortune 500 Companies?

While lists like the Fortune 500 are chock-full of companies and brands that are familiar to just about everyone — Walmart, Exxon, Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM — there are plenty of businesses that don’t have that same level of name recognition, even if they have thousands of employees and bring in billions of dollars. [More]

It’s Not Too Late To Save Yourself: Subscribe To Consumerist’s Newsletter Today

It’s Not Too Late To Save Yourself: Subscribe To Consumerist’s Newsletter Today

The zombies/robots/aliens/other villainous beings are probably on their way right now, this very minute, to become our cruel overlords. And while signing up to receive Consumerist’s newsletter every week won’t save you from certain extinction, at least you’ll know a bit more about the world before you depart it. [More]

Tests Show High Level Of Possible Carcinogen In Pepsi One

Tests Show High Level Of Possible Carcinogen In Pepsi One

As recently as last summer, Pepsi was called out (by the Center for Environmental Health) for continuing to use a controversial caramel coloring — one that can contain a possible carcinogen and is included under hazard label regulation in California — in spite of calls for an end to its use. New tests from our coworkers at Consumer Reports confirm that Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Pepsi One all contain significant levels of the ingredient. [More]

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That Feeling Like You Forgot Something Can Be Fixed By Signing Up For Our Newsletter

Here at Consumerist we are nothing if not helpful when it comes to To Do lists. It’s so annoying to have that tickly feeling in the back of your brain like you had something you definitely, totally wanted to do, but just can’t remember it. We’ve got the answer: Signing up for our newsletter. [More]

A Whole Bunch Of Stuff To Make With Your Inevitable Thanksgiving Leftovers

A Whole Bunch Of Stuff To Make With Your Inevitable Thanksgiving Leftovers

Unless you are celebrating Thanksgiving with a group of ravenous piranhas, you’ll likely have food left over from your Turkey Day feast. Sure, you can spend the next week making delicious turkey and stuffing sandwiches, but there’s a lot of variety to be had from those ingredients stored in plastic containers in your fridge. [More]

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Oh Hey — Consumerist Has An Awesome Newsletter & We Want You To Get It

Newsletters are all the rage these days, just like [insert thing that is cool that we don’t know about], did you know? And lookee here, we just happen to have one we send out to all our subscribers every week. You should probably hop on this thing, it’s a blast. [More]

Consumerist Comments Beta Test Begins Later Today

Consumerist Comments Beta Test Begins Later Today

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that Consumerist has been without reader comments for the last 12 months. We’re pleased to announce that today we are launching a beta test of the new system and will hopefully be rolling it out to all readers in the coming weeks. [More]

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Sign Up For Consumerist’s Weekly Newsletter Because It’s Just So Much Fun

What’s that you say? A newsletter can’t be fun? You are so wrong, dear reader! Or at least a little bit wrong. Fine, it’s not that newsletters are like amusement park rides or rolling down a huge grassy hill on a sunny day. But you will be sure that you haven’t missed out on anything good we’ve got to offer, so there’s that. [More]

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Subscribe To Consumerist’s Weekly Newsletter & Defeat The Fear Of Missing Out

Do you enjoy, but you suffer from FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out? Would you like us to email you every Friday morning with stories you may have missed? If so, sign up for our email newsletter. We won’t sell or rent your email, and we won’t give you listeria. [More]

Consumerist Is Looking For A DC-Based Contributor. Maybe It’s You


Even though Consumerist covers the lawmakers and regulators in Washington, D.C., it’s been several years since we’ve actually had anyone based in our nation’s capital. Hopefully that will soon change, as we’re hoping to find a contributor who can cover the federal beat. [More]

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Latest News About Xbox One And Used Games Only Muddies The Waters

Among the major concerns Xbox users had about the unveiling of Microsoft’s newest console, the Xbox One, was whether or not gamers would be able to play used games. Some retailers who make mountains of cash selling old games also have reason to worry. The company is now attempting to clear up those concerns, but it is really just making the picture murkier and testing the boundaries of copyright law. [More]


Someone Is Watching You Pick Your Nose Via Webcam & Sharing Photos With Fellow Creepers

In today’s world of constant Internet connections and online communities dedicated to anything and everything and how to do it, it isn’t just obsessed exes and the neighborhood peeping Tom we have to worry about. Now there are ratters, so-named after the Remote Administration Tool some hackers use to spy on strangers. [More]

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Take Part In The Bold New Experiment That Is The Consumerist Brand Impression Index

We often hear, “Company X sucks! I don’t know why people like shopping there,” or “I know people really hate X, but I like it.” Curious about this perception/reality divide, we began thinking about how to sort what people think about a brand from what they assume about it. [More]


4 Reasons Why Profanity-Filled E-Mails & Rants Will Not Result In Good Customer Service

Bad customer service — especially the kind that has the consumer bouncing from one department to the next without any hope for resolution — can be infuriating. It can be incredibly easy, if not downright tempting, to dust off every dirty word you ever learned by watching football with that one uncle as a kid. [More]


8 Above-And-Beyond Customer Service Stories From Consumerist Readers

Not so long ago, in a fit of pleasantness, we asked readers to write in with stories of companies and employees who had gone above and beyond in providing customer service. We’re happy to say we drastically underestimated how many of you would respond. [More]


We Need Your Help In Getting Comments Back On Consumerist

As a few of you have taken the time to point out, it’s been a while since Consumerist had comments. Now that we’re seeing some light at the end of that tunnel, we are looking for a few of you to help us out with your feedback. [More]


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Notice About Errors With Password Reset Emails

Notice About Errors With Password Reset Emails

Our hosting provider is having significant difficulty delivering password reset emails to our users. Today, they made a change that resulted in a large amount of backlogged emails being sent out to users who had requested a password reset in the past two weeks. If you received such an email and are concerned or would like assistance, please email and our internal team will assist you. [More]