THE LIST: Hampden hipsters, IKEA soft toy donations, Brick Bodies helps Typhoon Haiyan victims

Nicki Mayo on everything you need to know today.

BALTIMORE - Here are the stories you're talking about on November 18, 2013.

1. BALTIMORE AMONG "AMERICA'S MOST HIPSTER CITIES" : A  new list  is out proving once again that Baltimore is a hip place to live and Charm City ranks 10th on the  Thrillist  travel list of " America's Most Hipster Cities ." 

Thrillist  cites 'The Wire,' quirky boutiques, cafes and the hipster haven around Hampden helped Baltimore make the list, although determining who is a hipster has not so simple. 

"I know people that have used the word hipster to refer to everything from a punk rock kid with sleeves of tattoos, to a hippie, to an art school student, to somebody that frequents high-end fashion boutiques," said Hampden Village Merchants Association's Benny Ray.

Seattle, Eugene, Oregon and Austin Texas topped the  Hipster Cities list .

America's 10 Most Hipster Cities  (according to Thrillist)

1) Seattle, WA

2) Eugene, OR

3) Austin, TX

4) Asheville, NC

5) Oakland, CA

6) Boulder, CO

7) Savannah, GA

8) Venice Beach, CA

9) Louisville, KY

10) Baltimore, MD

2. TYPHOON HAIYAN  PHILIPPINES DISASTER RELIEF FUND:Everywhere you look, people are  reaching out  to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, and that includes Baltimore.

Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness are starting a  Philippines Disaster Relief Fund  to raise at least $100,000. They'll match every dollar donated up to $50,000 in an effort to help the country heal after the storm. 


3. IKEA SOFT TOY DONATIONS: Ikea in White Marsh kicked off their soft toy donation drive and they're trying to hold onto their 2012 title of top selling store of soft toys in the U.S.

The toys are sent to international foundations such as  UNICEF  and  Save the Children , locally the store donates toys to the  Kennedy Krieger Institute .

The soft toy donation runs through January 4th.

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