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'Gator Boys': Python Bites Volunteer

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

Working in the Florida Everglades, the "Gator Boys" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on Animal Planet) are in the business of trapping alligators who've taken a wron...

Fla. Commissioner Encourages Acts Of Kindness With '14 Days Of Neighborly Love'

Posted 02.15.2012 | Good News

Discounted prices in the name of neighborly love? Sounds like a sweet deal. Earlier this week, Jose 'Pepe' Diaz, a southern Florida county commissi...

Crappy Weather (South Florida Style)

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

It rained all day today. This is what we in South Florida refer to as "crappy weather." Granted, my version of crappy weather is not your version o...

Art Basel Miami Beach: Awesome

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

"Awesome" is a word I reserve for a few select things I have experienced, including walking on the Great Wall of China and my mom's Reuben sandwiches. Art Basel Miami Beach is also on that list.

The Top 1% Providing Free Health Care to the 99% in South Florida

Nezar Hamze | Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami
Nezar Hamze

Ever since the Occupy movement started we've heard how the top 1% continues to get richer while the rest of the 99% suffers. The issues range from eco...

Biking With Alligators

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

So the boyfriend and I are on our way to the Everglades to bike the Everglades' Shark Valley Loop Trail. I love the outdoors, I love exercising: this was perfect. And then I realized I was going to be biking 15.4 miles. With alligators.

PHOTOS: A Vintage Look At Life In South Florida

Posted 12.23.2011 | Miami

Before high rent and blaring reggaeton chased them farther north, retirees once populated the pink sidewalks of Miami Beach and communities like Centu...

Florida Charities: We Need More Bilingual Santas | Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact

South Florida charities are looking for bilingual Santas to say 'ho, ho, ho' in every language. Community leaders say children can relate better to...

Pythons, Kitties, and Snails, Oh My! : Invasive Species Taking Over the Everglades

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Invasive species have increased in the Everglades at an alarming rate. Pythons tend to get more headlines, but little guys like the island apple snail and Asiatic clam can cause just as much damage to the ecosystem.

Taking Our Talents to South Florida: Introducing HuffPost Miami

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami
Arianna Huffington

This week marks the rollout of our latest local section, HuffPost Miami. Like generations of snowbirds before us, we are heading down to the Sunshine State -- and not just for a few months on South Beach. We're here to stay. Miami is, after all, one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world -- with nearly half of its residents born in another country. HuffPost Miami will, of course, bring you the stories and images that have long defined Miami in the popular imagination -- from airboats gliding through the Everglades to the clatter of dominoes on Calle Ocho to D-Wade and LeBron throwing it down on Biscayne. But we'll also dig deeper in an effort to tell the stories of all the people who make up this unique city -- one that is a combustible blend of the old and the new, the glittery and the grimy, the transient and the entrenched.

Dreams About 'Golden Years' Turning Into Nightmares

Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

By Tom Brown MIAMI - Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatever d...

PHOTOS: Eccentric Costumes At Key West's Fantasy Fest

Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel

Traveling to Key West generally means sun, seafood, key lime pie and a mandatory photo op at the southernmost point of the country. This time of the y...

BofA Wants To Foreclose On BofA Building

South Florida Business Journal | Brian Bandell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Bank of America wants to foreclose on a Boynton Beach building where it houses one of its branches. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank (NYSE: BAC) filed ...

Backpacks That Give Back: Program Gives Students Bags Of Food For Weekend Meals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Breakfast and lunch meals at school may help needy students get access to food during the week. When the weekend comes, however, many are left to fend...

Professors Threaten Lawsuits Against U Of South Florida

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two professors are trying to open a new chapter in a long-drawn dispute with the College of Business (COB), with one threatening to bring the case t...

U Of South Florida Braces For Slashed Budget

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

To cut or not to cut -- that is the question Florida lawmakers face over the next two months. The University of South Florida, along with the other...

Fixing the Everglades: Looking for Wisdom in An Artificial Swamp

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joseph B. Treaster

Researchers have designed open-air laboratories that are big enough for birds and fish to come in and react to what is going on. They become part of the experiment.

Skip Holtz USF Bound: South Florida Football To Unveil Holtz As New Coach (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Skip Holtz will be the next USF coach, just days after he said there was mutual interest between himself and South Florida football, according to repo...

... Not Stand High, But Alone!

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Margarita Alarcon

Unfortunately common sense is the least common of the senses.

Dance-Off (or Is It "Dance Off"?) Makes College Baseball Interesting...? A Memorial Day Treat

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Weiner

The guys brought out all the freshly old standards such as Soulja Boy and the Macarena to keep themselves from going stir crazy during a 5-hour rain delay.

Jewish Seniors in South Florida Anxious About Obama But Still Support Him

Erik Gleibermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erik Gleibermann

South Florida's general population of Jewish elders roundly dislikes Palin, perhaps the most consistently shared view I encountered.

Barack Obama, Comunista y Terrorista? / Communist and Terrorist?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.

A Cinematic Postcard From South Florida

Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Kung

I was curious to see how director Brian Hecker, a fellow South Floridian, would depict our neighborhood in his feature film Bart Got A Room, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last week.