Hate Crimes Up 22 Percent in Florida

Categories: Crime, Survey Says

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Hate crimes in Florida were up 22 percent in 2012, according to information just released by Attorney General Pam Bondi's office. In all, there were 170 instances of people being charged with a hate crime in Florida, up from 139 in 2011. That's also the highest number since 2008.

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Miami Named One of America's Ten Best Cities for 2013

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For the past year, real estate site Movoto has ranked American cities by just about every criteria it can think of. Everything from smartest cities and best cities for homebuyers to more esoteric rankings like most steampunk city and preppiest city.

With the year drawing to a close, it only made sense that they'd combine all of these lists into one to make an overall top 10 best cities list for 2013, and Miami made the cut.

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Floridians Lead the States in Accidentally Destroying Their iPhones This Year

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Let's have a moment of silence for all our dearly departed smart phones.

Because, apparently, in Florida there were a lot that left us this year. According to Squaretrade's annual "Clumsiest States Index," Florida led the states in damaging and destroying iPhones this year. (Well, technically Washington, D.C., came in first place, but that's not even a state.)

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82 Percent of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana, 48 Percent For Recreational Use

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Smoke it if you've got a prescription. That's what the vast majority of Floridians say about marijuana. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that 82 percent of Floridians support the use of medical marijuana.

But only 48 percent support decriminalization of small amounts of pot for recreational use, which, hey, is still almost 50 percent.

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Miami Jumps 10 Spots in List of "Cities That Shape the World"

Categories: Survey Says

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The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its rankings of the 120 most economically competitive cities in the world [PDF], and Miami, just one of 12 American cities to make the list, shot up 10 spots this year. Miami in fact now ranks 40th overall.

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Charlie Crist Tops Rick Scott by 10 Points in Latest Poll

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Charlie Crist has only been running for governor for 12 days, but he's already raised nearly $900,000. And according to the first poll released since his announcement, he has a 10-point lead over incumbent Rick Scott.

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Study: Floridians Are Actually Mostly "Friendly and Conventional"

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Floridians have a bit of a reputation for being weirdo hot heads. Just check out our WTF Florida archives, but ACCORDING TO SCIENCE most Floridians are actually pretty chill folks.

A new study lead by Peter J. Rentfrow, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, identified three distinct personality clusters in the United States and found that Floridians fit into the "friendly and conventional" clusters, and that we're actually one of the least neurotic states.

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University of Miami Students Ranked Eighth Sexiest in the Nation

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University of Miami is top ten material, and we're not talking about the football team. The Daily Beast compiled the stats on America's sexiest colleges, and ol' Suntan U came in at number eight.

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Miami Beach Ranked Fifth Best Place to Live in America

Categories: Survey Says

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Miami Beach might be underwater in 100 years, but good things never last long. Livability.com has ranked Miami Beach fifth in America on its 2014 list of 100 best places to live.

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Miami Beach Named America's 10th Best Dressed City ...Behind Noted Fashion Capitals like Albany

Categories: Survey Says

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Miami Beach would normally love to be on any best dressed list, but real estate site Movato's ranking of the town as the tenth best dressed small city in America is sort of a double-edge sword. Apparently Albany, New York and Evanston, Illinois have better fashion sense than Miami Beach.

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