How can you tell if an egg in the refrigerator is fresh? Just toss it into a glass of water. Eggshells are porous, which means that over time, air builds up inside the eggshell. The older they are, the more air builds up and eventually it goes rotten. If the egg is no longer fresh, the excess air will force the egg to float. If it's still fresh, it will sink. Then it's safe and good to eat.
Animal abuse is something that most of us do not tolerate and would like to see abolished. But if you are witness to abuse -- whether it's an emaciated horse or a dog chained to a tree -- it's important to have three facts before reporting it to the animal welfare authorities. First, first-hand observation is key. If you didn't see it yourself, you cannot report it. Second, mark down the exact address where you witnessed the abuse, along with cross streets and the time of day and date. Third, if you can (without trespassing), use your phone to document the situation with photos. Then contact your animal welfare or animal control office to make the report.
When it's time to replace a worn-out comforter -- whether it's down feather, polyester or a mix of feather and faux -- what do you do with it? The good news: It's recyclable. Old textiles, including clothes, blankets and, yes, comforters, are recyclable materials that can be made into new products. Usually, it's used as upholstery fill for furniture or cars, building materials or cleaning cloths. But whatever it is, old comforters should not be tossed out. Instead, put your bedding into a clean garbage bag and donate it like you would clothing to charities like Goodwill. The nonprofit will resell it to textile recyclers.