Imperial, California - This holiday season, Consumer Reports is taking consumers behind the doors of its testing labs as part of its first-ever interactive video holiday gift guide. The Consumer Reports Ultimate Gift Ideas:

Washington, DC - The Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly  prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

Boston, Massachusetts - today released survey results that revealed most Americans will make significant sacrifices to save stress, time and money on holiday shopping.

Imperial, California - Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become the latest dietary villain, blamed for everything from forgetfulness to joint pain to weight gain.  But Consumer Reports (CR) is shedding light on common misconceptions about going gluten-free.

Lindstrom, Minnesota - After eleven years as an on-the-go portrait photographer, Eric A. Zerwas, a now married father of three, took a drastic change of pace by taking a desk job. After eight years as a sedentary office worker he finally had enough sitting. Zerwas found unexpected success after inventing a sleek standing desk alternative called the StandingDeskTopper.

Elko, Nevada - The Western Folklife Center and its 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering today announced the launch of the 2nd annual spoken word poetry competition on YouTube for poets ages 18-35. Expressing the Rural West: Poetry of the Next Generation is an effort to discover new artists who are carrying on the tradition of rural and cowboy poetry in the West.