Miami is Apparently The Happiest City To Work In, According to CareerBliss

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Are you a happy happy worker? You should be, according to CareerBliss.com. The site calculated a lot of data and decided that Miami is the happiest city to work in the entire United States according to Forbes.

Of special note to a Mr. LeBron James: Cleveland, Ohio came in dead last as the unhappiest city to work in America. So it goes.


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Miami Rated Worst Market in U.S. for Science and Tech Jobs

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Dear person reading this on either their WiFi-connected laptop or smart phone after having been directed here likely either by Facebook or Twitter: tech, alongside science, math, and engineering, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world right now.

Sadly, Miami is doing a horrible job or attracting those type of jobs to our area. Put it this way: if places like Houston, Austin, and San Francisco are running on OS X Yosemite, Miami is still running on Windows ME.

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Doral Mayor: Donald Trump "Doesn't Deserve" Key to the City

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The relationship between Donald Trump and the City of Doral has more drama than an episode of Celebrity Apprentice.

Mayor Luigi Boria originally planned to give Trump a key to the city yesterday before changing his mind within hours, claiming, "Trump doesn't deserve my key."

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After 27 Years With Nike, Miami Hurricanes Switching to Adidas

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Say bye-bye to these Nike uniforms.
The University of Miami is the original Nike school. Twenty-seven years ago, the university and the sporting brand signed a partnership that meant Nike would sponsor all of the school's teams. That kind of arrangement is de facto now, but back in 1987, it was the first of its kind. Just another small way the Hurricanes changed the face of college sports.

Well, that partnership is ending. According to several reports, the Hurricanes are ditching Nike for a much more lucrative contract with Adidas.

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Car Hits Pole, Causes Massive Cable and Internet Outage in Miami Beach UPDATED

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Update: Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine announced Atlantic Broadband will issue service credit. See bottom for more.

New Year's is a big day for cable and internet -- you know, football games, holiday Facebook photos, Google searches on hangover cures.

But thousands of Atlantic Broadband customers in Miami Beach were left unplugged for much of the day after a car smashed into a pole near 71st Street and damaged lines. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m., the Miami Herald reported, but the company later tweeted it couldn't begin to restore service until Florida Power & Light did its own restoration, which happened around 10 a.m.

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Florida's Super-Rich Population Grew By 500 Last Year

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Fisher Island, where presumably Florida houses the majority of its really rich people.
Perhaps you're worried about paying your rent, or you're kind of angry the Subway value meal deal went from $5 to $6, or you're busy looking up instructions on how to make thrifty DIY holiday gifts for your family right now.

Well, boy, do we have some good news for you: Florida's rich got richer last year, and now there's a whole more of them.

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Amazon Opening a Giant Distribution Center in Doral, Possibly Brick-and-Mortar Store

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Your Amazon packages could start arriving even sooner. The company has signed a lease to open a 335,841-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Doral. That will bring about 500 news job to the area, and there's even talk of Amazon opening an actual brick-and-mortar store in the area.

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Miami Beach Will Write Off $13 Million in Fees Owed by SoBe Hotels and Restaurants

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SoHo Beach House: $460,000. Prime Italian restaurant: $280,000. Blockbuster video: $25,000.

It reads like a bill for a raging Art Basel party. In fact, it's just a few of the fees that local businesses owe the City of Miami Beach.

Because of billing mistakes and lax enforcement, however, officials now say the are going to forgive the more than $13 million, essentially giving developers and business owners a huge holiday bonus. So to save some sense of accountability, New Times is publishing the full list of outstanding fines.

See also: Miami Beach Fire Department Is Aflame With Corruption and Abuse

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Meet the Miami Entrepreneur Ready to Fix Your Posture With an Elastic Suit

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For Collon Brown, the revelation came in Toronto, when he was fiddling around with the large elastic bands that are used as truck tie-downs.

Brown had already burned out of his career as a graphic designer and had lately become obsessed with yoga, meditation, and righting his body and mind. He hooked the bands from his waist, around his back, and across his shoulders. It was a eureka moment.

"Immediately I felt better; I was breathing better," he says. "And I thought to myself, This is it!"

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Activist Fights Overtown Development Project, Wants More Benefits for Local Residents

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A rendering of the Plaza at Lyric, part of the redevelopment project
For years , a Miami city agency has sought to secure $60 million for a massive project in chronically impoverished Overtown. But now that the project is finally close to breaking ground, a local activist is claiming the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) illegally failed to hire any local contractors.

"If you're going to take these properties and make hundreds of millions of dollars, you've got to give something back to the community," says Edduard Prince, the activist.

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