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Magazine Ranks Camden Yards The ‘Best Ballpark Experience’ in the Majors

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An annual ranking by Stadium Journey confirms what most of us already knew: No other stadium makes for a better ballgame than Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Baltimore Gets a Perfect Score for LGBT Equality

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The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, and every year they evaluate cities to see whether their laws, policies, and services are inclusive of the LGBT community. Baltimore got some good news on that front this year.

Maryland Is the 2nd-Most Charitable State in the Nation

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Have you donated time, money, or other resources over the past year to help make the neighborhood/city/world a better place? If so, you’re in good company–Marylanders are some of the most charitable people in the country, according to Forbes.

Baltimore Traffic Costs You $1100 and 47 Lost Hours Per Year

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I hope you’ve already made your commute by the time you read this post–because if you haven’t, you might be tempted to just stay home.

Baltimore Has the Worst Drivers (Outside Massachusetts)

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Everyone agrees that the nation’s worst drivers are in Boston–so it should come as no surprise that the second-worst drivers, according to Allstate Insurance’s annual Best Drivers Report, are from just outside of Boston in Worcester. But the city with the third-worst drivers in the entire United States of America? Baltimore.

Baltimore, You Work Too Much

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traffic_jamBaltimoreans have one of the longest workweeks in the country once commuting times are factored in, according to Forbes.

Baltimore Is Great… For Single Men

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Map via Jonathan Soma
Map via Jonathan Soma

Whenever Baltimore made it onto one of those “best cities for singles” lists, I felt confused. Those rankings did not jibe with my personal experience–but hey, maybe I was just unlucky. But a new Forbes article has cleared up some of my confusion: It turns out that Baltimore is great if you’re single… and a heterosexual man.

Maryland is the 7th Best State for Cyclists

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Photo of Baltimore Bike Party via Baltimore Velo
Photo of Baltimore Bike Party via Baltimore Velo

Looks like all that pro-bike activity in Baltimore and its surrounding areas is getting some nationwide attention: According to the League of American Bicyclists, Maryland is the 7th best state for cyclists. Last year, we didn’t even crack the top 10!

Baltimore Is Attractive to Students Thinking About College

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In recent years, Baltimore has bet on the “meds and eds” mode of urban planning — that is, investing in schools and hospitals to replace the city’s floundering manufacturing industry. In many ways, that gamble has paid off so far. People like our hospitals, and students want to go to school here — so much so, in fact, that Baltimore is the eighth-most attractive destination for students heading off to college.

Johns Hopkins is the 17th Best University in the World

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The Times — of course I mean the London Times, you provincial Americans! — has come up with a list ranking the 500 best universities in the entire world.

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