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Joanna Popper has been to five continents in search of great festivals with funky music. She is the Vice President of Marketing at NBCUniversal/Telemundo. She has been published in a Traveler's Tales Women's Humor anthology and produced a documentary called "The ABC's of Eating Disorders". She and her work have appeared on CNN, Time Inc, Univision, CBS, E! Entertainment Television, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, Ocean Drive Magazine, the New Times and Toasted Cheese Literary Journal. She lives in Miami. You can follow her on Twitter and Linkedin under Joanna Popper.

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Art Basel Problems

(9) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 9:52 AM

It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems.

1- How many pairs of fashionable yet comfortable shoes do I own? How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?

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10 More Miami Guys You've Probably Dated

(6) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:41 PM

If you moved to Miami from elsewhere, you probably dated these guys. If you've dated in Miami, you definitely dated the guys in Stacy Russell's great piece in the Miami New Times. But let's face it: if you've been in Miami for long, you've dated more...

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Take a Scalpel to Miami Radio

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:43 PM

If I stop listening to Miami radio stations in my car, it won't be because I start paying $12.95 a month for satellite radio. It won't be because I become tech-savvy and figure out how to stream Spotify or Pandora. It won't be because I start deco-biking to work. It...

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One in a Billion: Facebook Dating Tips

(2) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 5:43 PM

I love match-making and setting people up. I adore loving happy couples and feeling partly responsible for their bliss. I introduced three couples who married so I already have my ticket for Jewish heaven, but a few bonus matches could mean an extra-fluffy cloud to rest on for eternity.
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Multi-Colored Nails: Saving Grace or Trendy Waste?

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 8:41 PM

From foot binding to Stilettos, corsets to Spanx, many fashions do not prioritize comfort, ease or savings. But occasionally a fashion trend comes along that saves time and money.

A manicure traditionally means the same color on each nail and often the same color on the...

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13 Tips to Get That Job in 2013 on LinkedIn

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 9:49 AM

LinkedIn emailed me that I'm in its "Top 1 Percent" of viewed profiles. Only two million of us are, so I'll share my pearls of LinkedIn Networking wisdom. On LinkedIn you should:

1. Use a picture and real name.

2. List a profession, even if you're jobless. Examples: "Financial...

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16 Lessons From MTV's My Super Sweet 16

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 7:32 PM

My Super Sweet 16 was cancelled in 2008 after eight glorious seasons, but thanks to MTV marathons, it lives on. Before the Jersey Shore and Teen Mom phenomena, even before "the 1 percent" became a catchphrase, it showcased the daughters of that 1 percent, or the 1 percent of over-the-toppedness....

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Art Basel Year 11: "It goes to 11"

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 4:32 PM

My Facebook feed last week was mixed with beautiful art Instagrams, amateur celebrity paparazzi shots and comments like "Art Basel jumped the shark," "Remember when Art Basel was about art, not free champagne" and "Basel turned into a label fest -- store openings, brands plastered all over everything..."

But...

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12 Reasons to Vote in 2012

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:25 AM

1. 537 people decided the fate of the election in 2004. If it comes down like that again, why not be one of them?

2. People in some nearby countries can't vote freely. Vote for them.

3. If you're a woman, black or your family left...

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Vote NOW

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:02 AM

I voted early last week. I waited three hours in the sun. When I finally got to the voting booth I spent another 25 minutes on the ballot even with two cheat sheets for amendments and questions. The amendments, questions and local candidates were confusing, but who to vote for...

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Crunch, Lisa and Me

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 3:00 PM

South Beach change shows up in new towers below Fifth, David's Café and Rancho Grande's demise, burgeoning Midtown and Brickell nightlife, and model shoots gone cold. Some South Beach institutions thrive: Joe's Stone Crab, Le Sandwicherie, Ted's Hideaway, Club Deuce, Ocean Drive magazine and Lisa Gaylord's Sweatshop class.

When...

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Six Inches of Hell: This Season's Heel

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 1:06 PM

I'm no Carrie Bradshaw. I don't have shoes in my oven. I don't shod above my station in shoes I can't afford. My shoe closet couldn't be liquidated into an apartment down payment.

But I still like shoes -- I like the way a sexy heel can accentuate my...

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Open Letter to People Who Say South Beach Residents Never Leave the Beach

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 1:21 PM

Dear People Who Say South Beach Residents Never Leave the Beach,

You're right.

While we appreciate your invitations, the following will not inspire us to take our talents off South Beach:

  • Shopping at Dadeland or Dolphin Mall, even for that great sale at Forever 21
  • A colleague's...
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Top 11 South Beach Parking Tips and Mysteries

(9) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 9:18 PM

South Beach locals and the bridge-and-causeway crowd all complain about South Beach parking. After living and parking here for 12 years, here are a few secrets to make parking less painful.


  1. At $18, parking tickets cost less than the average valet charge of $20. Parking roulette at a...

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Overnight Facebook Prom Queen: How Did I Get So Popular?

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 11:09 AM

A few weeks ago my Facebook account got 50 extra friends overnight. I went to sleep with 998 friends and woke up to 1,048. I didn't acquire them through sleep-clicking or a drunken Facebook friend request spree. I just became more popular overnight. I looked through all my friends but...

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Why I Will Never Defriend Facebook

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 11:16 AM

Dear Facebook,

You duped me.

I bought your stock on Day 1 of the IPO. I should have known better. I have a Wharton MBA and was an investment banker and a McKinsey consultant.

But I subscribe to Warren Buffet's buy-what-you-know approach. And I know you, Facebook. Maybe...

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16 Things I Learned From HBO's Girlsathon

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 5:44 PM

16 Truths I Learned (and Water-birthed) From HBO's GIRLSATHON This Weekend:

1. Every girl should marry a guy who thinks her nose cartilage can't be f-ing real because it is too exquisite.

2. Men who seem uninterested and send dick pics meant for another girl may...

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Which HBO Girls Character Are You?

(15) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Girls on HBO is either the hottest highly anticipated show on TV with genius writing that ironically and realistically captures a certain 20-something experience in New York City today and is the brainchild of the triple-threat (writer, director, actor) Lena Dunham; or it is a lark for a homogeneous set,...

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Open Letter to the Miami Radio Stations

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 3:22 PM

Dear Miami Radio Stations,

Why have you not played any Beastie Boys songs since MCA died May 4? Is it because Pitbull didn't work with them? It has been six days and I have not heard one song, mention or "4 and 3 and 2 and 1 word up" on...

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RIP MCA: Looking at My Gucci, It's About That Time

(5) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 1:36 PM

I listen to New Style loudly at work four times in a row. I'm transported to Mike Littman's party in eighth grade. The Littman's were New Jersey royalty, two good-looking upperclassman brothers whose dad owned a jewelry store. It was the first high school party Christa Angeloni and I ever...

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