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How are you beating the heat? Show us

With temperatures spiking to triple digits in some areas along the East Coast, relief from the heat is hard to come by. How are you staying cool? Send us photos, videos, and details on how you're coping during this record heat wave.

Cell phone and smartphone users:

Use your phone's email or MMS (multimedia message service) to send photos or video to

Some phones can easily send photos to contacts in the address book.  We have provided this vCard that allows you to easily add “FirstPerson” to your mobile contacts list.

Include a descriptive subject line so editors can easily find your submission.

In the body of your message, include additional details about the content: who, what, when, where, etc.