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With the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, host Jack Rico explores the surprisingly intricate science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday. Aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why people spend their resources, episodes feature more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and provide a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology.

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Jack Rico heads to the track to learn how to drive like a pro; peer-to-peer payment app tips; a fascinating look inside the mind of a top scientist performing a simple task -- cleaning a kitchen.
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Jack Rico digs deep to find the right snow blower to clear a driveway; seeks a safe way to use a cellphone while driving; and with the help of a Consumer Reports expert, learns all about choosing the right mattress to help get a good night's sleep.
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Jack Rico learns the correct way to paint a wall from a consumer reports expert with a similar name; learns all about drones; and looks at the science behind fuel economy testing.
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Many consumers love their smart TVs without knowing how much information they gather; teams evaluate sunscreen to keep consumers safe; a Consumer Reports expert shows Jack Rico the safest and most effective way to pack a car for a trip.
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Jack Rico learns what to do when hydroplaning on a wet road; advice from a top Consumer Reports expert on how to protect Wi-Fi routers from hackers; taking a look inside the mind of a top scientist as he performs a simple task -- shopping.
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A high school marching band helps explain what happens to sound in an anechoic chamber, a room with no echo; Jack Rico learns about car safety with the help of Consumer Reports experts; plus the dos and don'ts of preparing a meal safely.
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Jack Rico learns how to drive off-road with the help of a top Consumer Reports expert; useful tips to keep phones charged up while on the go; the best way to organize a yard sale.
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Technicians turn up the heat on barbecues in the test lab; Jack shares money-saving strategies for credit card owners; how to fold fitted sheets so they fit in your linen closet.
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Jack struggles to keep up with Johnnie; a device used to test treadmills; getting a look inside the mind of a top scientist by asking him to perform a simple task: clean a kitchen; useful tips for buying a car.
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Jack faces off with an expert in a power-drill challenge, brushes up on his grill cleaning techniques, and decodes television terminology.
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Jack gets behind the wheel with a top car tester at the Consumer Reports test track; testing door locks for strength and protection; tips for transforming an economy air travel experience into a journey fit for royalty.
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Host Jack Rico shows you how to keep your cool when hydroplaning, how to organize your fridge to save money and waste less food, and how to stay safe using peer-to-peer payment apps.
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Ridding microscopic pollutants from the air; Jack helps out in a laboratory that tests vacuum cleaners; self-repairing a smartphone screen.
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The fascinating technology behind the cars of the future; an unusual challenge involving a kitchen appliance; shopping with a top scientist.
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How to choose the right bike helmet; how to protect a wireless router from hackers; a teen driver gets a lesson from a top expert.

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