The Balance · Consumer news from Choice

Supporting social enterprises

July 19, 2018 — Alice Richard

Is it worth paying extra for products that have a social impact?

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Should you take creatine?

July 19, 2018 — Karina Bray

From boosting sports performance to the elixir of life, we look at the evidence behind the hype.

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Singapore Changi Airport guide

July 12, 2018 — Elisabeth Baulch

Getting to and from Changi, plus what to do if you're transiting through Singapore.

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Sony WF-SP700N wireless headphones review

July 11, 2018 — Peter Zaluzny

While wonderful for workouts, Sony’s new wireless headphones stumble on sound quality.

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Should you get health insurance for braces?

July 9, 2018 — Daniel Graham

Is getting extras cover for orthodontics really worth it? And if it is, how do you find the best insurance for braces?

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Overbooked flights and stand-by tickets

July 6, 2018 — Elisabeth Baulch

Your rights if you're bumped from an oversold flight. Plus, whatever happened to stand-by tickets?

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Portacots fail mandatory and voluntary standards

July 6, 2018 — Alice Richard

Portacots pose suffocation and injury risks.

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Cracking the dishwasher code

July 3, 2018 — Ashley Iredale

Easy-lift baskets? Semi-integrated? Anti-burst? Here's how to decipher dishwasher descriptions

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Cooktops reliability

July 3, 2018 — Kim Gilmour

The top cooktop brands, as chosen by the CHOICE members who use them.

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How to bag a TV bargain

July 2, 2018 — Denis Gallagher

Knowing the numbers can help you nab a top television during the EOFY sales.

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Turmeric

June 29, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Can turmeric and its extract curcumin really reduce pain, lower cholesterol and blood sugars and improve your brain?

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10 pharmacy products you don't need

June 29, 2018 — Karina Bray

Which over-the-counter medicines, supplements and health products are best left on the shelf?

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Apple iPad 6th-gen review

June 28, 2018 — Steve Duncombe

Hands-on with the new standard 9.7-inch iPad, now with Apple Pencil support

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The new child care subsidy and what it means

June 27, 2018 — Melanie Hearse

Changes coming to the way Australian families receive support for child care costs.

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Pet food regulation

June 27, 2018 — Karina Bray

Who can you turn to when something goes wrong with your pet food?

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