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Chicago in the Summer

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Chicago
Mark DeCarlo

Whether you're looking for great food, music or simply a few new friends to complain about the Cubs to, put summertime in Chicago on your bucket-list. Just make sure you check your weather app before you pack.

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Poke Poke, Kaua'i Style

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Though Kaua'i is far from the humming hustle of Waikiki, there is plenty to do -- it's just so relaxing, you don't want to. Regardless, we snorkeled, tubed, zipped, rode in an open cockpit Bi-Plane... and were welcomed as dignitaries by local folklorist and Hula Empressario Lopaka.

Relaxing... Hula Style

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Aside from resting, relaxing, Mai Tai'ing and water sports, there's not much to do on the Garden Isle of Hawaii, Kaua'i. Except for boating, ATV, tubing, incredibly wild open air cockpit BiPlane rides... Okay, there's PLENTY to do on Kaua'i.

What Causes Traffic Jams? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The average American commuter spends 38 hours a year stuck in highway traffic. Even worse news, 36 of those hours are spent stuck next to that guy in the Plymouth Vega with the rolled down windows whose still blasting "Gangham Style" on the 19 of his 36 speakers.

SUMMER MUSIC: Buddy Guy can kick your Ass!

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

´┐╝Summer is the perfect time for travel, and what better way to spend some time in a new place than at an outdoor concert enjoying a living, snarling, joyful legend?

Revealed: Best Way to Pour a Coke (Video)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

Turns out there are quite a few scientific factors at work that will determine whether your Coke goes flat upon pouring or remains refreshingly carbonated.

Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Our Family Style feast was incredible. We ordered nothing, and ate everything. Pasta, vegetables, meats, cheeses, tomatoes -- each simple dish was more sumptuous than the last, the ingredients fresh and colorful as a box of crayons.

NOLA's Jazz Fest: A Symphony of Contradictions

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Music mavens from around the Globe descend on the bayou every spring to experience NOLA's carefully curated voodoo mash-up of American music, food and hospitality. Laissez Bon Temps Roulette.