Hey You! Consumerist Is Looking For A Weekend Writer

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As you may have noticed, we don’t do much updating on weekends. It’s not because we don’t want to. Maybe you could help us correct this lapse in coverage. We’re currently looking for a freelance writer to cover weekends on Consumerist to keep the good stuff flowing seven days a week. [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]

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 support@consumerist.com and our internal team will assist you. [More]

Comments Have Been Restored

We at the Consumerist would like to thank you for sticking with us during this difficult time. This post is to inform you that the ability to comment on the site has been restored. As a precaution, your password has been reset. You will need to choose a new password. You can begin that process here. We’d like to thank everyone who reached out during this difficult time with messages of support and offers of help. Consumerist has a truly wonderful and loyal community and we’re glad to be able to welcome you back. [More]

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CONSUMERIST READERS

As some Consumerist readers have noted, the site has been down twice in the past week
and we promised an explanation, which follows. [More]

Welcome To The Slightly Newer Consumerist.com!

Welcome To The Slightly Newer Consumerist.com!

If you’re looking at Consumerist right now and thinking “something’s not the same,” well… you’re right. We’ve been busy making some tweaks — some you’ll see and some you won’t — but it’s essentially the same Consumerist.com before it got prettied up for the society ball. The biggest change is that, because of the updates you will have to reset your password using the e-mail address you originally used to sign up with. Rest assured that this is not a security issue; it’s just necessitated by the switch to the new platform. [More]

Comments Are Taking A Vacation This Weekend While We Do Some Maintenance

Comments Are Taking A Vacation This Weekend While We Do Some Maintenance

In order to finish what we began back a few weeks back, we once again need to temporarily shut off commenting starting… well, any minute now (It might take a while for the shut down to thoroughly propagate). Things should be back up to normal (whatever that means) come Monday morning — though you will likely need to reset your password when you log in for the first time next week. As always, your patience is appreciated. [More]

Do You Take Dietary Supplements? Consumer Reports Wants To Hear About It

Do You Take Dietary Supplements? Consumer Reports Wants To Hear About It

Our sister-publication, Consumer Reports, needs your stories for a report on dietary supplements (including herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and multi-ingredient supplements for various uses). Have you recently had an especially beneficial experience with a supplement? Have you suffered a serious health problem after taking a supplement in the last three years? If so, was that linked to its interaction with a prescription drug? Please email your story and contact information to tips@cr.consumer.org so you can be contacted by a Consumer Reports editor. [More]

Nothing To Do This Summer? Be Our Intern

Nothing To Do This Summer? Be Our Intern

Consumer Reports, parent company of The Consumerist, has kicked off intern recruitment! We are currently seeing 21 interns across a wide range of disciplines to join us for a 12-week PAID summer internship. Applicants must be enrolled in an educational program or have graduated no earlier than May 2012. To review all openings and apply, click right here. [More]

Vote For Consumerist In The Webby Awards!

Vote For Consumerist In The Webby Awards!

The nominees have been announced for the 15th Annual Webby Awards and we’re happy to say that Consumerist was nominated in the Blog-Business category! There are a ton of other categories to vote on but this link will take you right to our category page, Blog – Business. Thanks again to all of you for your support (and even if you vote for someone else, we won’t hate you). [More]

How Does The Gawker Privacy Leak Concern Consumerist Users?

How Does The Gawker Privacy Leak Concern Consumerist Users?

If you’ve got an account on Gawker.com or any of its sister sites (Kotaku, Gizmodo, Deadspin and Jezebel among others), you’ll probably want to change your passwords because anonymous hackers have swiped usernames, email addresses and passwords and made them available via a torrent file. And by change your password, we potentially mean all of them. Now. [More]

Save Water, Urinate in the Shower

Save Water, Urinate in the Shower

A new ad campaign in Brazil urges citizens to pee in the shower as a way to conserve water. “Xixi no banho” translates to “Pee in the bath.” I don’t speak Portugese or I’d give you a play-by-play on what is going on this largely inscrutable PSA.

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American Cancer Society Identifies Warning Symptoms For Ovarian Cancer

American Cancer Society Identifies Warning Symptoms For Ovarian Cancer

While this is arguably not at all a consumer issue, we do cover a lot of health issues and thought it would be helpful to do our part to get the word out: The American Cancer Society has agreed upon a list of symptoms that could serve as an early warning sign for ovarian cancer. The symptoms are:

How To: Get Your Story On The Consumerist

How To: Get Your Story On The Consumerist

Step 1) Have an experience of some kind.

Consumerist T-Shirts: Logo or No Logo?

Consumerist T-Shirts: Logo or No Logo?

The Gawker Shop has asked us to ask you: Should the Consumerist T-Shirt include the Consumerist logo?

Reminder: Anyone Can Be A Commenter

Just a friendly reminder: every reader can and should become a Consumerist commenter. The bar to entry is just insanely low: have a somewhat sane point, don’t type in all capital letters, and follow the process below…

Say Goodbye To The Guest Bloggers!

Say Goodbye To The Guest Bloggers!