Miami Ranked as Having Most Attractive, Second Snobbiest Residents in America

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Apparently to outsiders, Miamians are intimidating. We're those hotties you see at the bar and work up your confidence all night to go talk to, only to be instantly shut down. At least that's the impression we get from Travel + Leisure's 2014 version of America's Favorite Cities survey.

The magazine's globetrotting readers ranked Miami as having America's most attractive residents, but also its second snobbiest. We also took first place for having the best nightclubs and singles scene in America, but were also ranked the third most rude.

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Only 3 Percent of Floridians Think Global Warming Is the Biggest Environmental Threat to Florida

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Despite scientists predicting that large swathes of coastal and southern Florida could be underwater one day thanks to global warming, Floridians aren't particularly concerned. Just 3 percent think it's the biggest environmental problem facing the state according to a new Sunshine State Survey released by the University of South Florida.

The poll also asked Floridians about their views on gun laws, with Floridians being about equally split on whether the state needs tougher gun laws or the current laws are just about right.

See also: Rolling Stone Predicts Miami Will Be Underwater by 2030

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Miami Beach Named Most Livable and Most Dangerous City in Florida

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City ranking are fun (*cough* *cough*), but depending on the data used (if any) you can get some very different results. In fact, this week Miami Beach was named both Florida's most livable city and its most dangerous city by different websites.

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Miami Has Lowest Quality of Life in America, According to Analysis

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Oh sure, the weather is fine, the people look sexy, and the beaches stretch for miles, but that doesn't mean life is all good in the 305.

According to a new analysis by Nerd Wallet, Miami has the lowest quality of life of any big city in the entire United States. To make matters worse, Hialeah actually has a better quality of life than Miami, though it's still ranked third-to-last.

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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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