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23 Real Struggles Of Going To A Music Festival

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment

Hundreds of thousands have experienced it. Days without food and water. Scorching temperatures. Difficulty finding shelter. Sound like a life or d...

Powerful New Showtime Series Tells the Story of Life in the Age of Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This story reveals once again that climate change isn't just about melting glaciers and polar bears. It's about people -- people losing their homes, their livelihoods, and their dreams for their children.

Gogobot's Green Travel Tribe Names Top Eco Hotels

Gogobot | Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Eco credentials are ever more important in a hotel these days -- and not just for hippies going camping or the super-rich heading to exclusive luxury ecolodges. Some hotels, which shall remain unnamed, even try to jump on the green bandwagon without really reducing waste.

Top Tips for Start-ups From Successful Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.

Manny Transformed, Walmart's Advocate

Grant Stern | Posted 03.27.2014 | Miami
Grant Stern

At what point does a public person stop being a politician and represent solely their own economic interests?

Tirtzah Bassel Transforms Duct Tape

Vanessa Albury | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Vanessa Albury

Bassel deliberately omits the artworks that bring these people together. She works with the unruliness of the material to feature delicate distinctions and quiet moments

Presidential Inauguration Poet Richard Blanco Discusses Journey to Podium

Catherine C. Lutz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Catherine C. Lutz

On the surface, Blanco's story is that of a Cuban-American boy trying to figure out where he belongs: geographically, culturally and sexually. But as he intimately and expertly related through his poetry, his emotional experiences are universal.

Eden Roc Resort Offers Something New in the Floribbean

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Miami
Joshua Estrin

Located steps away from breathtaking views of Miami Beach on prestigious Millionaire's Row, and worlds away from daily woes, Eden Roc engulfs visitors in warmth, relaxation and well-deserved pampering.

Miami Dining On And Off The Beach

John Mariani | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Here are some of the most enticing new restaurants in the sun-kissed city right now, both on and off the beach.

Norwegian Getaway Celebrates Miami

Cruiseline.com | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Norwegian Getaway, which launched last week and will sail round trip from Miami to the Caribbean year-round, has a variety of spaces onboard that celebrate the sounds and flavors of the so-called "Capital of Latin America."

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

Silent City Tells All

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

"I wasn't interested in writing about a fedora-wearing, whiskey-drinking, smooth operator who has to find a femme fatale's missing sister. I think that's been done to death and much better than I could ever do."

How I Lost My Waistline at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Food
Joshua Estrin

My body is more a monument to calories consumed than that of a temple.

Coconut Grove Demands City of Miami's Trolley Service

Tom Falco | Posted 02.26.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Just recently we had the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Center Grove. A trolley would have been a perfect addition to the parking-challenged village on days when hundreds of thousands congregate for an event like this.

Sometimes You Have to Dig in and Play Rough

John P. David | Posted 02.21.2014 | Miami
John P. David

One doesn't typically equate Miami with prehistoric ruins, but today the city has a bona fide archaeological controversy on its hands. And while my knowledge of antiquities is best measured by how many times I have seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, I do know a good PR mess when I see one.

PHOTOS: Baby Rescued On Miami Expressway

Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News

Traffic came to a halt on the Dolphin Expressway in Miami on Thursday night when 37-year-old Pamela Rauseo stopped her SUV, jumped out and cried f...

The Valentine's Day Challenge: Postmortem

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 02.24.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

Now that V-Day is behind me, I can report that my mission was.... not so accomplished. But hear me out! A month does not a successful courtship make.

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

10 Fun-filled Friends' Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Valentine's Day isn't going anywhere, so we singletons (and it's complicated-tons) might as well go somewhere. During the flurry of February 14th is an ideal time to skip town and indulge in some unadulterated fun sans romantic pressure.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Miami Is So Fake It's Frustrating

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.31.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Moving to Miami is hard. When I first arrived in 1999 I struggled. I had no money, knew few people, and didn't fit in with the jet-set crowd I encountered living on the beach.

Unintended Consequences to Miami-Dade Taxi Tech

Luis Andre Gazitua | Posted 03.31.2014 | Miami
Luis Andre Gazitua

County commissioners are scheduled to make significant changes this week, including upgrading taxis and the technology inside them. Unfortunately, sometimes the most well-intentioned legislation creates unintended consequences when involving new technologies.

6 'Tourist Traps' Worth a Visit

Travelzoo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Some spots have earned their bad reputation by charging high fees for underwhelming, overcrowded attractions. But others have cemented their status as beloved attractions, either by reinventing themselves or staying exactly the way you remember them from your childhood.

Top 24 Places To Retire In Florida

Moira McGarvey | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

A generation ago, retiring in Florida was the American dream for many. Palm trees, coastal breezes, a place to just kick back and relax. Growing up in the Northeast, I was one of the many kids whose grandparents pulled up stakes and headed south.