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June 07, 2013 | Homepage

A rendering of the Grove at Grand Bay 

The Terra Group broke ground on its forthcoming Grove at Grand Bay luxury condominiums Wednesday. The project will feature cutting-edge designs by architect Bjarke Ingels, an on-site chef, pet spa, and four pools. [The Miami Herald]

Soccer's David Beckham showed up courtside (again) during a Miami Heat playoffs game this week. LeBron James shook Beckham's hand upon returning to the bench, further fueling those Major League Soccer team rumors. [Huffington Post Miami]

Locals and tourists alike know Miami Beach is synonymous with hours of fun in the sun, but it may be time to lather on the sunblock even when we're not frolicking seaside. Scientists in Australia have discovered that daily, full-body sunscreen usage dramatically reduces the skin's aging process. [NBC News]

Back in January, the Miami New Times caused a stir with its report on a Miami-based clinic that allegedly provided banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez. ESPN Outside the Lines broke more news this week with allegations that the MLB is seeking hefty suspensions for the 20 players connected to the drug scandal. [ESPN] [Miami New Times]

Statistics student Joshua Katz has created a culturally-comedic series of maps that highlight regional differences in pronunciation. South Florida got a special shout out for its association with more Northeasterly accents and terminology and as one of the few places in the country that knows what a "sunshower" is. [Business Insider]


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