The best tip I've found for taking great photos of fireworks is to put your digital camera on Sport Mode. This will enable you to capture a shot that isn't blurry.
Shots with phones
For your phone, put it on Burst Mode. It will take rapid-fire shots of the fireworks, ensuring that you get at least one good picture. When you're editing, amp up the contrast to make the colors pop and the background darker. Here are some more tips for taking stunning firework photos this summer.
Open your beer, in spectacular ways
Place the edge of the cap on the edge of a counter or table, holding the bottle at an angle. Hit the center of the bottle with the hand that isn't holding the it. The top will pop right off. Here are 9 more genius ways to open a beer bottle.
Cut flowers are a decorating staple during the hot months of summer. You can keep arrangements fresher by adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt to the water. For more baking soda tips take a look at 10 things you can do with baking soda.
Beat bugs outdoors
If mosquitoes think of you as an all-you-can-eat buffet, take a B1 supplement before you go outside. For some reason, B1 is like kryptonite to the little blood suckers. I tried this trick in Texas and I didn't get one bite.
Of course, be sure to check with a medical professional before taking any supplements.
Have a smelly room? Turn on a fan and hold a dryer sheet behind it. The sheet will cling to the grate on the back of the fan, air will flow through the sheet and make the room smell fantastic. Plus, the fan will cool you down. For more, see 10 unexpected ways to use dryer sheets.
Skip the oven
Turing on the oven can heat your house up. Instead of using your oven, think smaller. Waffle irons can make a bunch of different foods in minutes. Read 15 things you can cook in your waffle maker to get started on your trip to waffling greatness.