Miamians Get Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep; Don't Go to Bed Til Around Midnight

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Ever wonder what time the average Miamian turns in for the night? Apparently, after midnight. And once in bed they get 6 hours and 43 minutes of sleep.

The data comes from the makers of UP by Jawbone, a smartphone app that tracks the users' food intake, amount of steps taken each day, and sleep schedule. Granted, users of such an app might be naturally healthier than people who wouldn't bother to download it, so maybe we're looking at a better approximation of your average health-conscious Miamians rather than all Miamians, but it's interesting data nonetheless.

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Scott Leads Crist by Six Points in Latest Poll

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Leave it to Florida Democrats to somehow screw up a race that less than a year ago seemed impossible to lose.

According to the latest poll released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist by 3 points in a head-to-head match up. That lead increases to six points when Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix.

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Florida Has the Second Fewest Native Residents of Any State

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If you live in Florida, there's only a little more than a one-in-three chance you were born in this state. In fact, Florida has the second-lowest rate of population made up by native-born residents of that state in the entire nation.

Perhaps it's not necessarily shocking to Miamians, but a series of maps published by the New York Times last week reminded us it's something worth talking about every once in a while.

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Forbes Thinks There Are 12 Cities "Cooler" Than Miami: Here's Why They're Wrong

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Forbes, ever the arbiters of cool, have decided to rank America's coolest city. The good news: Miami came in 13th in the top twenty. The bad news: apparently a dozen other cities are cooler than ours.

Uh, nah uh, Forbes.

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Poll: 9 out of 10 Floridians Now Support Medical Marijuana

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Trying to get Floridians to all agree on something is damn near impossible, so the poll number for medical marijuana are impressive. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that about 9 out of every 10 Floridians supports legalizing medical marijuana, while a majority now also supports decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.

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Survey: Miami Best Urban Place to Retire, Because Duh

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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.

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53 Percent of Floridians Oppose Cuban Embargo

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After almost 55 years, the tides of public perception are changing when it comes to the Cuban embargo. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that 53 percent of Floridians support ending the embargo. Only 22 percent supports keeping the embargo in place.

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Study: Florida Is the Tenth Most Corrupt State

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Is the news here that Florida is one of the most politically corrupt states in the nation or that there are nine other states that are more corrupt than Florida? We're still not really sure.

A new study conducted by University of Hong Kong and Indiana University found that the Sunshine State is indeed the tenth shadiest when it comes to corruption.

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Medical Marijuana Support Down to Just 70 Percent in Latest Poll

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A poll in May found 88 percent of Florida voters supported medical marijuana. A March poll showed support at 74 percent. One from November had support at 82 percent.

So a bipartisan poll released today showing that only 70 percent of Floridians plan to vote to legalize medical marijuana in the state is a bit surprising. It follows a poll released on Tuesday that showed support down to 66 percent. Then again it's hard to get more than 50 percent of Floridians to agree on anything and the amendment on November's ballot needs just 60 percent support to pass.

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Miami Ranked Seventh Most Transient City in America

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If you've lived in Miami long enough you've likely seen countless friends leave only to meet new friends ... who also eventually leave. It's not exactly a secret that Miami is sort of a transient city. Well, according to a study by Credit Donkey, it's actually the seventh "best city for wanderers" in the United States.

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