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Giving money to street kids

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You may be doing more harm than good with your generosity to begging children.
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Living in... Lisbon

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Blessed with a subtropical climate, mostly sunny days and nearby beaches, the Portuguese capital’s main selling point is a high quality of life.
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Daily deal: A relaxed weekend in Los Angeles

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Two nights in a marina ($269) or ocean room ($339) at the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club.
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Guimarães’ culture boost

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This Portuguese city is European Capital of Culture 2012, hosting a year-long calendar of cultural events ranging from music and photography to fine arts, theatre and dance.
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The world’s coolest movie theatres

Looking for an offbeat place to take in a flick? Check out show-stopping cinemas, from a pink palace in India and a Cubist complex in France, to a rustic space in Australia’s outback.


Worldwide Weird

Making ice hotels cool again

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From an igloo disco to the world’s longest ice slide, these snow structures have fashioned new frozen water features to stand out from the icy pack.
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