Miami has changed a whole lot since the days when The Golden Girls was set here, but one thing hasn't changed: it's the best big city to retire in. According to an analysis from financial planning site NerdWallet, Miami took top honors.
The economic downturn had forced several leaders on both the state and local levels to rebrand Florida as some sort of tech- and business-friendly state perfect for young, entrepreneurial professionals. That might give you the impression that Florida is turning into some hip, youth-friendly state. I ... More >>
With poll numbers showing that Floridians will likely pass a medical marijuana amendment in November, its time to start thinking long and hard about what it will look like in Florida. For many people with illnesses, smoking medical marijuana may not be the best route. Marijuana edibles are already ... More >>
Sure, Florida is one of the most populous states in the country, but it represents only 6 percent of America's population. Though, it's probably not a surprise that Floridians have represented 13.7 percent of college football recruits since 2008. That's surpassed (and just barely) only by Texas.
Just a week ago, Baauer and his "Harlem Shake" was simply an underground sensation. Sure, his name was on the lips of everyone in the know, but how many skinny-jean hipster trapper keepers are there? This morning, Baauer holds the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the first time a relatively unk ... More >>
While Internet-era culture boosters promote the idea that anyone can write, record, and produce quality music, Tucson-based rapper Murs does not. A veteran hip-hop hustler who broke onto the underground scene as a solo artist when he released F'Real in 1997, Murs encourages artists to think twice ... More >>
There's a reason we picked Daphne Campbell as the worst candidate on the August 14 Primary ballot. Even though she got reelected, Campbell can't escape scandals. The latest involves one of her former employees swindling Haitian American constituents who went to Campbell's Miami Shores district offic ... More >>
We will savor any good news linked to our tiny little indulgences. So thank you, University of Miami and University of South Florida researchers, for confirming that there is a link between in taking moderately high levels of caffeine on a daily basis and the avoidance of Alzheimer's disease.
U.S. News and World Reports has unleashed a top ten list of America's drunkest cities. Florida dominates the list with whopping three cities on the top ten. Surely, Miami, America's nightlife capital, would make the list? Or perhaps Fort Liquordale or Ernest Hemingway's favorite booze-drenched is ... More >>
Mary Dimakis was born so long ago that when she moved into the Roads, there were few paved streets in the neighborhood. Dimakis will soon turn 108, making her the second-oldest resident in South Florida. The oldest, at 111, is Antonia Rivera, who lives just a few miles away. Dimakis ... More >>
Miami is such a messed up area there's probably more than enough opportunities to volunteer than your average place. Yet, the Miami metro area ranks dead last for volunteering in the entire nation. Florida as a whole doesn't do much better, ranking 49 out of the 50 states and District of Columbia ... More >>
News flash: old people still like to bone. Unsurprisingly, as people who came of age in the wild child, free love era of the '60s and early '70s start to near their golden years the rates of new STD infections amongst the old is skyrocketing. In fact, cases of chlamydia and syphilis amongst those ... More >>
Well, it was all but official, but University of Miami Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt is leaving Coral Gables to take the same job at Texas Tech. Hocutt was seen as a rising star in the world of college athletics directors, and while his new job is certainly less high profile it will pay bet ... More >>
Robert BornsteinWe can't quite remember how we heard of horticultural therapy but we'll admit we had no freaking idea what it was. Did these people talk to plants about their issues?Horticultural Therapist: "So plant, how are you feeling today?"Plant: "Well, doc, this lack-of-rain thing is really ... More >>
Florida really is Heaven's waiting room. According to a new study by Portfolio.com, the Sunshine State is by far the most popular destination for retirees, which has major implications as the gigantic baby boomer population continues to enter retirement age. The good news for Miamians who hate ol ... More >>
Tumor or no, Evo is making sense of lateTwo weeks ago, WikiLeaks revealed that U.S. diplomats believe Bolivian President Evo Morales has a sinus tumor. If true, our only question is: Where do we get one of those for our political leaders?Tumor or no, Morales is making more sense than usual. Last ... More >>
Bad doctors, bad. Miami has long been the country's capitol for Medicare fraud schemes, and today federal authorities arrested four people associated with American Therapeutic Corporation and charged the Miami-based company with fleecing $200 million from Medicare. The company is accused of preyi ... More >>
via BartBaKer's YoutubeVanity Fair and 60 Minutes have come together to commission a wide ranging poll that includes questions on the ability of Sarah Palin to be President (most don't think she can) and whether or not people would still see a Mel Gibson movie (most would). Though perhaps ones of ... More >>
Sex and the City's original cougar couple.Despite the fact it's devolved into some weird parody of itself, the cougar movement continues unabated in its quest to break down the last great straight-relationship taboo: the older woman and the younger man. They already have sitcoms, movies, books, a ... More >>
Drugs: They're not just for young people. Old people are getting high in record numbers. A new government study suggests more than 4 million Americans over the age of 50 still smoke pot and abuse prescription drugs, a finding that should surprise no one. Especially if you know ex-h ... More >>
toshio via flickr ccMary, a straight-talking senior citizen, is the kind of woman who would jump in front of a car to save a family of ducklings. So you can imagine the sense of horror when -- lying in bed one night -- she heard the sound of a mother duck in pain. She snuck outside to investigate ... More >>
Seraphic Fire opens its seventh season with a bang.
Middle-age Diane Keaton wins Jack Nicholson away from the young 'uns in Something's Gotta Give
Annie Betancourts anti-embargo gambit in the race for U.S. House District 25
Josefina Carbonell, Miami's queen of viejo politics, goes to Washington
A team of state investigators swoops down on Carlyle on the Bay
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The Back Way
An emphatic mayor. Tons of polling. Heaps of money. But something went wrong with the Penelas campaign that couldn't.
A tenant uprising at a South Beach apartment complex might be the opening salvo in a renters' revolution