Each year, Miami New Times rounds up the best places, people, and things in the Magic City. The 2019 Best of Miami issue will go live online tomorrow, so be sure to check back then to find the entire list of staff picks. In the meantime, here's a rundown of our favorite things to do around South Florida this year: EXPAND Surfside Photo by Jessica Gibbs Hit up the best beach: Surfside. It's a good problem to live in a place with too many quality beaches. Every shore in Miami-Dade offers something unique, from party vibes to family fun. But if you’re looking for a relaxing and uncrowded day on the sand, head to the peaceful oceanfront haven known as "Miami’s Uptown Beachtown": Surfside. The unspoiled one-mile stretch from 88th Terrace to 96th Street is a slice of paradise that's clean and serene with a locals-only aesthetic. Rest assured, you won’t see an "I’m in Miami Bitch" T-shirt here. 88th Terrace to 96th Street, Surfside; 305-864-0722; … [Read more...] about Best of Miami 2019: The Best Things to Do in Miami
Best classes to take online
Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still panicking to figure out your schedule. Most students may have a heavy workload already and are looking for classes that are more enjoyable rather than tedious. We’ve compiled some classes that are not only worthwhile to take, but won’t feel so burdensome once midterm and final exams season hits. This list should come in handy after UB extended the spring semester add/drop deadline to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. MUS 265: Rock Music Is “Wonderwall” your favorite song? Do you still think Steely Danis a progressive artist? Do you hate modern pop music and wish there were more power chords on the radio? Don’t worry, UB has the course for you. Rock Music, a three-credit course, takes place in Knox 104 this semester. It covers everything from genre influences, subcultures, rock aesthetics and more. The course covers a wide variety of topics from pioneers like Chuck Berry to the fashion of … [Read more...] about Best classes to join during add/drop period
Joan Verdon North Jersey Record Published 7:00 AM EST Nov 20, 2018 Which form of shopping costs the planet more – online or in a brick-and-mortar store? The answer isn’t black or white, and both methods have shades of green. This week, North Jersey and the rest of the country gear up for the peak holiday shopping season, both in-store and online. From now until the end of December, online deliveries are expected to top 2 billion packages, and more than 164 million people are expected to visit malls or shop online during the Thanksgiving-Black Friday weekend. In the early days of online shopping, environmentalists and analysts argued that long-haul deliveries by gas guzzling trucks to bring a single package to a person’s house gave the online option a larger carbon footprint than stores and malls, where a single truck delivery could serve hundreds of shoppers. But as online shopping has grown and evolved, the green line has shifted. … [Read more...] about Is it better for the environment to shop online or in-store?
November 1, 2018 By Tarah Richardson Leave a Comment These 10 companies were chosen by Nevada Business Magazine’s editorial staff after a lengthy process that included several hundred nominations. The list was researched, narrowed down and verified. The following businesses represent those organizations who have won the loyalty of their employees by consistently providing the best work environment and opportunities. In order to get a glimpse into what it is like to work at these businesses, the editorial staff did extensive research on each, interviewing executives, and sometimes staff, to get a clear picture of the values each company holds dear. Based on this research, as well as employee-submitted nominations, Nevada Business Magazine is proud to present the 2018 Best Companies to Work For. CEI Alarm Investing in People —Sparks An alarm company based out of Sparks in Northern Nevada, CEI Alarm was started by Dave Sinclair, owner and president, 27 years ago. Sinclair … [Read more...] about Best Companies to Work for in 2018: Defining the Times
By Michael Slaten September 26, 2018 Fiona Legesse/ The Cougar Kevin Dooms, a computer science sophomore, wanted to take some online classes last summer while he was back home in Oregon. He wanted to stay ahead in his degree plan after finishing most of his core curriculum his first year. “It’s better than taking physical classes,” Dooms said. “I can just do more at my own pace than work at the teachers’ pace they set for us.”However, Dooms didn’t find the classes he wanted. Most of the choices were for the core curriculum. The University not only wants to offer more online courses for students like Dooms, but to enroll more online-only students overall. UH is planning a large advance in the amount of online courses offered and how it markets those to expand its reach. An official within the University Academic Affairs office said 95 percent of online credit hours come from traditional students. The University currently offers 28 online … [Read more...] about UH plans to boost online course marketing — The Cougar