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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

First Look: Secondhand Store Pawnstar's New Location
A quick look at secondhand store Pawnstar's new home, located right next Union Trading Co. on Fenyang Lu.
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Life & Style By: Paul Green

How and Where to Buy Chinese Tea in Shanghai
Chá (茶), or tea, produced in varying methods using different species of Camellia sinensis, is a subtle art in China, and, of course, an ancient...
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Life & Style By: Rui Cheng

The Look: The Seven Style Types
For many, shopping can be extremely tedious. The options are overwhelming, the trends endless. We often wind up buying so much unnecessary crap, or...
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Life & Style By: Nicole Rufer

How To Install Satellite TV in Shanghai
When was the last time you even went to a DVD store in Shanghai? Get a Xiaomi Box instead. 
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Meet Your Lifestyle Expert: Ivan Ye
As a hospitality group with 11 properties throughout Asia and five within Shanghai, Lanson Place has truly lived up to its name by providing...
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Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

Your Superhero Power: Forgiveness
When we cannot forgive, we are defined by the actions of others in our past. When we can, we decide who we are and come fully into the present.
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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

News: Costco is Coming to Shanghai
Hoarders rejoice, Costco is coming to Shanghai.   For the non-Americans, Costco is America's members-only warehouse retail club, where you have to...
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Features

Life & Style By: Costb

The 6 Best Chinese Christmas Gifts To Give The Folks Back Home
Looking to buy the folks back home something that conveys the China experience this Christmas? Here...
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Life & Style By: Maxxelli-Consulting

Your Definitive Guide To Shanghai Hospitals
Did you know that in Shanghai there is an estimated population of 24 million people, and of those...
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Life & Style By: Caitlinwang

Tech Talk: 5 Free VPNs for Your Mobile
We’ve all been there – face to face with China’s Internet censorship, our friends outside of...
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Health & Wellness

Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

Your Superhero Power: Forgiveness
When we cannot forgive, we are defined by the actions of others in our past. When we can, we decide who we are and come fully into the present.
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Life & Style By: John Vallis

Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression
Numerous factors contribute to depression—general anxiety, chronic fatigue, and substance abuse, to name a few. One of those factors, unlikely though it may sound, might be our gut microbiome.   Most of us know of the huge role microbiomes play...
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Life & Style By: Crystyl Mo

Health Matters: Thinking About Drinking
There are so many opportunities for a drink in Shanghai. We have some of the world's best cocktail bars, craft beers seem to flow like the Huangpu and the city's social life orbits around eating and drinking out. In my alternate career as a food...
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Life & Style By: Sophie Webber

Check Out These Two New Gyms: F45 and MOVEM
Here are two new gyms to put on your radar—MOVEM and F45.
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Life & Style By: John Vallis

Health Matters: The Hormone In Charge of Stress
Stress is all caused by the same hormone.
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Life & Style By: Rachel Gouk

Health Pick: Osteopathy at Body Concept
Alternative medicine in Shanghai with osteopathy at Body Concept. 
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Life & Style By: Niesha Davis

Mental Health Services in Shanghai: A Crash Course
Mental health services in Shanghai, because everyone needs help sometimes. 
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Beauty & Care

Life & Style By: Paul Green

Spa Pick: The Royal Treatment at Seven Massage
You’d be forgiven if you passed the nondescript door to Seven Massage in Jing’an, but not if you missed out on a reasonably priced chance to feel like a king.   We stepped inside for their “King” Systemic Spa Series, a package specifically...
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Life & Style By: Paul Green

We Made Our Intern Get a Haircut from a Street Barber
We put our courage (actually, our intern's courage) to the test, tracking one grizzled, clipper-clad Shanghainese man to give him a haircut. 
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Glamourlab's Two Year Anniversary—You're Welcome Ladies
Need to relax and pamper yourself, or catch up on some good-old gossip with your girl friends? You're in luck! Combining all of the above, GLAMOURLAB returns with another instalment of their ladies-only beautifying workshops.
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

WIN: Two Spa Packages at Subconscious Day Spa
Looking for a respite from Shanghai’s unforgiving summer heat? A spa package worth RMB1,158 to pamper yourself with doesn’t sound half bad.   This prize comes courtesy of Subconscious Day Spa, an eco-conscious brand known for their massages and...
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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

Spa Pick: Summer Lovin at Rubis Spa
Rubis Chambre de Beaute Massage is known for its luxurious vibe and exclusive use of brands like ILLYSSIA and Mind‘Or. Their treatments aren’t cheap, but are well worth the hefty price tag for the technology they use and the quality of their...
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Life & Style By: Kiki Dy

Questioning Life During the World’s Cheapest Foot Massage
We trek to the outer reaches of Hongkou for a 40-kuai foot rub and an existential crises...
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Life & Style By: Rachel Gouk

Spa Pick: All-You-Can-Spa at Langham Xintiandi
  Why would you ever spend money at a hotel spa? The answer is simple—to gain access to all of their state-of-the-art gym facilities, sauna and steam rooms and enjoy complimentary access to their swimming pool. This summer, Chuan Spa at the The...
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Guides & Services

Life & Style By: Paul Green

How and Where to Buy Chinese Tea in Shanghai
Chá (茶), or tea, produced in varying methods using different species of Camellia sinensis, is a subtle art in China, and, of course, an ancient one. There are so many varieties and sub-varieties, each with its own poetic or regional...
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Life & Style By: Nicole Rufer

How To Install Satellite TV in Shanghai
When was the last time you even went to a DVD store in Shanghai? Get a Xiaomi Box instead. 
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Life & Style By: Cityweekend

Meet Your Lifestyle Expert: Ivan Ye
As a hospitality group with 11 properties throughout Asia and five within Shanghai, Lanson Place has truly lived up to its name by providing residential comfort and warm and attentive guest services. Let’s meet Ivan from Parkside Serviced Suites...
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Life & Style By: Julia Weis

Explainer: Chopstick Etiquette in China
If you've moved to China from a country where forks and knives were the staple at your dining table, you're probably not going to be very familiar with chopsticks. Figuring out the mechanics of getting them to work without accidentally flinging them...
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Life & Style By: Sheena Diong

AnkerBox: How To Use These Portable Chargers in Shanghai
You’re out and about when you find yourself hyperventilating because your phone starts flashing the ominous “low battery” warning, and you realize you’ve left your power bank at home. This might sound like a first world problem elsewhere,...
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Life & Style By: Adam Smith

How to Buy Property in Shanghai
A guide for expats on how to buy real estate in Shanghai. 
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Life & Style By: Sophie Webber

Behold! The Shanghai Public Transit Key Fob
Personalize your daily commute with one of these cute key fobs shaped like your favorite cartoon characters
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