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By: Samira Velazquez

Housing Hunt: What's Available in Shanghai
Looking for a new place? City weekend has got you covered with our weekly pick of Shanghai's rental properties.
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Here are the Winners of Our 1st Annual City Weekend Hotel Awards
Big congratulations are in order for the winners our Inaugural City Weekend Hotel Awards
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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...
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By: Samira Velazquez

Housing Hunt: What's Available in Shanghai
Looking for a new home? Here's a list of hot rental properties in Shanghai.
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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...
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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

Shopping: Yoga in Style with Sugarmat
Who says you can’t stay chic and fashionable while working out? Check out Sugarmat, an up-and-coming yoga mat line aiming to breathe energy and...
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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...
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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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Health & Wellness

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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Life & Style By: Kiki Dy

Where to Find Tampons in China
Tampons are scarce in China. Here's where to find them (and some green alternatives) in Shanghai 
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Beauty & Care

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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Life & Style By: Wansien Lee

STRIP is Offering Free Brazilian Waxes This Sunday
Guys, STRIP is offering free Brazilian waxing sessions this Sunday July 30 at their Wulumuqi location.   Possibly our favorite wax and spa chain in the city, because they're always running crazy promotions like this, STRIP is offering free...
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Beauty & Care By: Jesus Ian Kumamoto

Why You Should Make The Most of These Hotel Spa Deals
Escape the heat and treat yourself at these spas in Shanghai.
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Life & Style By: Alex Sheffield

Book Now: GLAMOURLAB
GLAMOURLAB returns with another installment ladies-only beautifying workshops
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Guides & Services

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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Life & Style By: Norah Song

Transportation in Shanghai: Your Ultimate Guide
Here's our comprehensive guide to transportation in Shanghai, from how to apply for a metro card to how to use taxi apps.
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Life & Style By: Julia Weis

Explainer: Hot and Cold Foods
The concept of "hot" and "cold" foods explained. 
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Life & Style By: Kiki Dy

How to: Navigate a Chinese Wet Market
In addition to being an economical choice, wet markets usually sell the freshest food (some of it is even still alive upon purchase). They're also a great way to experience a part of Shanghai that is gradually falling by the wayside. As living...
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