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 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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Floridians Googled Michael Sam's Kiss, Carmen Carrerra, and Obamacare More Than Any Other State This Year

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Florida couldn't stop Googling model Carmen Carrera.
Google's official "Year in Search" feature was pretty tame, but if you really want to know whats on America's mind you should definitely look to the controversies, tabloid stories, and celebrities that defined this year. Estately decided to do just that and see which odd things each state Googled.

Oklahoma, it turns out, was really concerned about Ebola. Vermont was super curious about Lena Dunham. Californians spent a lot of time Googling Kate Upton.

As for Florida? Well, we took a special interest in Michael Sam's draft day kiss, transgender model Carmen Carrera, and lakefront wig and beard-haver John Travolta. Hmm, we're sensing a theme here.

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Everything Miami Has Been Ranked As in 2014

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The internet loves churning out city ranking lists. We love writing about where Miami falls on those lists, so now we look back at all the rankings Miami (whether it be the city, county or general South Florida metro area) obtained this year.

Apparently we have some of the best quality of life in America (by health standards) but also the worst quality of life in America (by economic standards). We also have one of the best singles' scenes, but also are one of the worst places to find love. Miami is also a great place to be a dog, but a horrible place to be a baby.

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Florida Is Now Officially the Third Most Populous State

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Out of our way, New York. We're number three now.

Yes, Florida has now officially been deemed the third largest state in the union by population according to the US Census Bureau. Current official calculations have Florida's population at 19.9 million as of this past July, while New York's was 19.7 million.

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Study: White Floridians Are Pretty Racist

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Some white people seem to think the only way to be racist is to wear a KKK hood while shouting the n-word. That's not the case, and often racism is more subtle and codified. So much so that a racist may not even know how racist they're being.

Project Implicit, as the name would suggest, seeks to explore implicit biases, and over 2 million people have taken their Implicit Association Test which measures people's hidden biases -- negative associations based on skin color the taker might not even know they have.

Turns out that white people in Florida tend to be amongst the most implicitly racist in America.

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The New Symbols of the Hypothetical State of South Florida: As Chosen by Our Readers

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The flag for the new state of South Florida.
Will South Florida secede to form its own state? Probably not, but it's fun to think about.

Last week we asked you to help choose the symbols and emblems for the new state of South Florida. Most of them were pretty good, except for the state song. We apologize for even suggesting it in the first place.

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Miami Ranked One of the Worst Cities to Survive a Zombie Attack

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The Walking Dead or South Beach at 6 a.m.?
Zombies don't exist. The closest thing we've seen in real life is that guy on bath salts who ate a guy's face. Which, of course, happened here in Miami. Yet, that man survived.

Somehow, though, Miami has ranked in the bottom ten cities in which it would be best to survive a zombie attack.

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The Cities of Florida, Ranked

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After ranking all 34 cities within Miami-Dade County, we couldn't help but wonder where the major cities of Florida would stack up. So we decided to answer that question ourselves, naturally. Because what fun is the internet without arbitrary rankings?

So we assembled a list of Florida's most notable cities, choosing one per county based on population, but somehow that seemed a little lacking. So we invoked the Key West Rule to include a few cities that are technically small but still loom large in the state's identity.

Then we had to figure out how to rank them. First, we decided this list would not necessarily be based on the best places to live (so please know we are not attacking your choice of living arrangement). We instead decided to think of a few questions: Which cities are most important to Florida's identity? Which ones drag us down and contribute to our reputation as the craziest state in America? Which have their own notable identities, and which are basically interchangeable?

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Every ZIP Code in Miami Ranked From Best to Worst by a Real Estate Blog

Rankings-happy real estate site Movoto pulled out all the stops this week. It ranked nearly every ZIP code in the nation from best to worst. Of course, it's a real estate site, so the criteria for "best" really means something more like "nicest to live in." It also means the rankings tend to favor richer areas.

What's interesting, though, are the wild fluctuations in the rankings of Miami ZIP codes, reminding us once again of the inequalities that plague Miami-Dade. While one Miami ZIP made the top 50 (out of 28,061), several others landed near the bottom. In fact, ZIPs in Miami's top ten border ZIPs that landed in the bottom ten.

See also: All 34 Cities in Miami-Dade County, Ranked From Worst to Best

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Medical Marijuana Amendment May Be in Danger of Failing, According to Recent Polls

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Support for Florida's medical marijuana amendment has been riding high in polls for so long that it almost seemed like its passage would be a foregone conclusion. But a funny thing seems to have happened on the way to the ballot box.

Two new polls show that the amendment is now well below the 60 percent approval it needs to meet in order to be adopted into the state constitution.

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