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Breakfast Myth No. 1: It’s O.K. to skip breakfast. Don’t do that. Your grandma was right when she said that breakfast is an important meal. Why? Sleep is a time of fasting, when your body operates on reserve energy, and eating when you wake up jump-starts your metabolic processes.

Lucette Talamas, a registered dietitian with Community Health at Baptist Health South Florida, debunks four other common myths about breakfast. (Spoiler alert: Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight).

🍍WELLNESS TIP: Strapped for time during your morning rush? Try overnight oats. Soaking oatmeal in milk or water with your favorite healthy toppings overnight is a great, healthier alternative to that leftover slice of pizza in your fridge.


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Deadly distraction. Two cyclists have died from injuries they sustained in a crash over the weekend in Davie. A driver, who admitted to police that she was distracted, hit and injured six bike riders– including members of a club called the Cycling Family Broward. For local bike safety advocates, the crash has served as the latest example of how far SoFlo has to go to improve bike infrastructure and to crack down on distracted driving. (Sun Sentinel, Miami New Times)

Not exactly breaking news. South Florida has been on the front lines of discussing and feeling the impacts of climate change. So the warnings of the rapid impacts of higher temperatures announced during last week’s National Climate Assessment weren’t entirely surprising. But that doesn’t change the significance of the findings, which forecast stronger hurricanes and high costs if leaders don’t actively work to prevent climate change in the coming decades. (Miami Herald)

Literally monkeying around. Back in the 1930s, way before Miami was a major metropolis, it was still an extremely weird place. Because back then, the West Flagler Kennel Club decided to host greyhound dog racing with monkeys serving as tiny jockeys. We can’t shoulder all the credit for this weird exhibition though. Monkeys were used as jockeys in California first then later took to the tracks in Palm Beach, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville. Thankfully, the Humane Society eventually stepped in to stop the strange practice. (Miami New Times)

“Some very, very bad decisions…” That’s how former Biscayne Park police chief Raimundo Atesiano described his department’s conspiracy to frame three black men for burglaries they didn’t commit. Why? So the department could claim to have a perfect record for solving property crimes. For orchestrating that plan, he’s been sentenced to serve three years in prison. (Miami Herald)

It’s not just your phone. If you’ve had issues with the ParkMobile app in Miami Beach, it’s not a conspiracy against you and your iPhone. An update to the app has caused problems from residents looking to pay for parking, and the company is working to fix the issue by the end of the week. In the meantime, you can pay through the app’s website, or call 1-877-727-5714 and pay over the phone, or check ParkMobile’s help site. (Miami Herald)

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Many of you already know about CIC Miami, one of the city’s busiest co-working spaces, home to Venture Cafe’s Thursday night gathering, and the HQ of The New Tropic and WhereBy.Us. 😎 #worklikeyoulivehere

And tonight we celebrate CIC’s two year anniversary from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. We’ll be checking out CIC’s community partners activations and noshing on some complimentary food and bev. Not a shabby way to spend a Wednesday evening.




🎉Today: Party with CIC as they celebrate their two-year anniversary. (Wynwood)

🗣️Tomorrow: Meet and listen to some Miami makers at TEDxWynwoodWomen (Wynwood)

📹Friday – Thursday, Dec. 6: Learn from innovators and experts in media, technology, and art at the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival (Downtown)

🎭Friday – Sunday, Dec. 23: Immersive theater meets historic motels, during Miami Motel Stories (MiMo)

🖼️Monday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 9: Check out the work of emerging Miami-based contemporary artists at Prizm’s Art Fair (Multiple Locations)

🎨Tuesday, Dec. 4: Explore the latest edition of Raw Pop Up in a historic abandoned department store. Get 20% off if you use this link. (Downtown)


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🎸Support refugees at the “Rhythm for Refuge” benefit concert (Little Haiti)

🎳Catch “The Big Lebowski” on the big screen (Brickell)

🗣️Discuss the midterms elections and politics in Florida (North Miami)

📷Experience an evening with Annie Leibovitz (Downtown)

👀Participate in this 2019 visioning workshop (Coral Gables)

🎥Watch Lars Von Trier’s latest film “The House that Jack Built (Wynwood, South Beach)



🌳Ooooh and ahhh at the Deering Estate’s “Festival of Trees” – through Jan. 4 (Cutler Bay)

🎵Catch Actress perform at Floyd Miami (Downtown)

👪Take a lunch break to learn about egg freezing and fertility options (Brickell)

🗣️Watch a champ be crowned at The Moth’s GrandSLAM (Downtown)

😋Grab some noms and hear some tunes at the Miami Beach food truck and music fest (North Beach)

🎨Learn about some of the featured work at the PAMM with artist Oliver Sanchez (Downtown)



✍️Get your sketch on at the Wolfsonian (South Beach)

🏮See all of the lights at this lantern light festival (University Park)

🎙️Jam at this Motown tribute featuring Thelma Houston (Design District)

❄️Party holiday style at Ball & Chain (Little Havana)

🎥Catch a screening of “Imagine” – through Dec. 6 (Coral Gables)

🎺See Willie Colon live at the Fillmore (South Beach)

💋Catch the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Design District)

🎵Check out the Ashley Pezzotti jazz ensemble at MOCA (North Miami)



☀️Talk solar and learn about the industry at this one-day conference (Little Haiti)

🗑️Volunteer to clean up the beach at Matheson Hammock Park (Coral Gables)

🗣️Learn about solutions to SoFlo’s poverty issues (Little Havana)

🏊Join the “cannonball club” at this pool party (Upper East Side)

🎶See Willy Chirino and Lissette live at the Fillmore (South Beach)

🎸Party to celebrate the release of the new EP from Telekinetic Walrus (Wynwood)

📻Throw it back to the ‘90s and 2000s at this day party (Downtown)



🖼️Get an early start on Miami Art Week at the Mindy Solomon Gallery (Little Haiti)

🎸Catch Zach Deputy at the North Beach Bandshell (North Beach)

🏞️Learn about Everglades conservation at this discussion (Coral Gables)

🎅Bring the family to this parade of elves (South Miami)

🔥Watch the Heat take on the Utah Jazz (Downtown)

🧘Join the Maven Leadership Collective for a judgment-free yoga session (Little Haiti)


Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag @thenewtropic on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with a New Tropic membership.

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To the rest of you, we hope you’re staying toasty. We’ll see you tomorrow when temperatures will be a little warmer 🙏


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