Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake
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Flourless Chocolate Fudge Cake

Get yourself through the last month of school with another one of Rae's delicious desserts.

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Victoria’s Secret: Bra Shopping in China
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Victoria’s Secret: Bra Shopping in China

To solve her bra-shopping difficulties, Rae Dehal takes a trip to Shanghai's new Victoria's Secret store.

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Five Hot Cocktails for Cold Nights
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Five Hot Cocktails for Cold Nights

On days when the cold weather gets you down, just try one of Rae Dehal's perfect drink recipes.

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Five Dorm Friendly Recipes
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Five Dorm Friendly Recipes

How To: China’s Skincare Industry
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How To: China’s Skincare Industry

"In the middle of what looked like a complex web of indescribable Chinese was a single English word: whitening."

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How To Feed Your Vegetarian Friend
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How To Feed Your Vegetarian Friend

Pramugdha Maheswari recommends easy recipes to cater to your vegetarian friends during a party.

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Tips for Double Eleven
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Tips for Double Eleven

Features Editor Joyce Wang gives you tips to survive the Double Eleven shopping craze.

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Neutral Sex: Limits of Gender and Stereotypes
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Neutral Sex: Limits of Gender and Stereotypes

"Wang’s works create an awareness of the fundamental, and often ridiculous, notions of identity society enforces through gender."

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A Week of Healthy and (Relatively) Cheap Breakfasts in One Hour
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A Week of Healthy and (Relatively) Cheap Breakfasts in One Hour

For those running short on time for breakfast, Sarabi Eventide walks you through an easy breakfast menu.

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How to De-Stress Through Yoga
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How to De-Stress Through Yoga

2016 Halloween Roundup
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2016 Halloween Roundup

Get OCA's recommendations on the best places to celebrate Halloween this year.

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Book Review: Girl in Translation
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Book Review: Girl in Translation

Stephanie Ulan reviews "Girl in Translation," an honest look at Chinese immigrant life.

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Girl Gone International
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Girl Gone International

Sarah Tahir introduces Girls Gone International's Shanghai chapter, a free non-profit organization connecting female expats around the city.

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How To: Chinese Nutritional Labels
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How To: Chinese Nutritional Labels

It can be hard to eat healthy when you can't even read the Chinese label, but Rae Dehal has some advice to get you through.

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Alex Guo: Girls Who Lift
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Alex Guo: Girls Who Lift

OCA sits down for a chat with Alex Guo, who is breaking stereotypes and building confidence in the gym.

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Shanghai Food Shopping: Carrefour vs Wal-Mart
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Shanghai Food Shopping: Carrefour vs Wal-Mart

Carrefour and Wal-Mart are two mega-stores with plenty of options for the average student. Sabina Olsson reviews their presence in Shanghai.

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The Ultimate Healthy Brownie
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The Ultimate Healthy Brownie

A heart-healthy, dorm-kitchen-friendly brownie recipe? Rae Dehal shares the ultimate brownie recipe with City Lights.

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What Makes Good Tea?
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What Makes Good Tea?

Everyone agrees that China is the homeland of tea--but how exactly are the best teas made? Marjorie Wang investigates Chinese tea culture.

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Life Hub @ Jinqiao
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Life Hub @ Jinqiao

Life Hub @ Jinqiao aims to fulfill customer’s every whim; they offer everything from food, fashion, to education.

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How To Hibernate for Winter
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How To Hibernate for Winter

Winter’s coming, it’s the season to spend the relaxing afternoon in the dorm, hide from the cold, and look forward to winter break! “Well my room is kinda…

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Your OCA Guide to Buenos Aires
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Your OCA Guide to Buenos Aires

To See in Buenos Aires: Microcentro The first stop for any tourist in Buenos Aires to head straight to the area of Microcentro. This is the center of the…

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Living in Xinjiang
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Living in Xinjiang

Desert. Grassland. Basin. As a student who has lived in Xinjiang for 17 years, these are the top 3 words I’ve ever heard from others to describe this…

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Another Side of the Bund
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Another Side of the Bund

After rain in the autumn, the weather becomes more pleasant. How do we enjoy ourselves and make the best use of the comfortable weather? Paying a visit to…

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陈氏本帮葱油饼面 – Chen’s 上海Noodles
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陈氏本帮葱油饼面 – Chen’s 上海Noodles

学期伊始,主修人文的本人每周做二休五,闲,遂久居厨房钻研料理。不料一道葱油拌面“不慎”走俏,“厨子陈的深夜食堂”的群聊随之建起,至截稿时成员已九十有余。其中编辑Nell同学在尝面之余,赏我一份稿约,仓皇写就,文词拙劣,还请海涵。

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The Other Side of the Chinese Border: A Travel Guide to Hong Kong
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The Other Side of the Chinese Border: A Travel Guide to Hong Kong

This article is one in a series of articles reviewing travel locations around Asia. Comment your suggestions below as well!  One great spot to visit during any of the upcoming…

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Exploring Korea
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Exploring Korea

This article is one in a series of articles reviewing travel locations around Asia. Comment your suggestions below as well!  Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a city filled…

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Life in JinQiao Series-PANKOO
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Life in JinQiao Series-PANKOO

Welcome back! Living in a new residence hall means there are new restaurants waiting to be discovered, especially since our 金桥 (Jinqiao) Residence Hall is right across from…

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China Travel Checklist
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China Travel Checklist

You can’t go to NYU Shanghai without hitting up some of China’s most popular tourist spots, either during a holiday break or long weekend trip. While these destinations…

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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession
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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession

M50 is not the only place you can find art in Shanghai. In fact, there are a lot of galleries in the Former French Concession.  Most of them…

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Getting Down with DK
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Getting Down with DK

In addition to being a ghost-writer of novels, an entrepreneur of clothing and a former employee at Goldman Sachs, Darien Smith is also a student of Law currently…

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Keep Calm and Study On
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Keep Calm and Study On

Don’t let stress get the best of you during midterms week! Letting midterms take over your life won’t do you any good anyway. It’s important not to panic.…

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Nine Masters Defamed on Chinese Social Media (点评)
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Nine Masters Defamed on Chinese Social Media (点评)

Despite continuing efforts by the school management and the cafeteria contracting company, NineMasters, many students are still unimpressed with the B1 cafeteria. Recently some members of the NYU…

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Qingming (清明节) Travel Guide
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Qingming (清明节) Travel Guide

Moganshan (莫干山) In April, the Huzhou region typically has pleasant spring weather, making it an ideal time to visit Moganshan. It’s proximity to Shanghai and affordable travel costs…

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Chinese New Year Staycation
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Chinese New Year Staycation

As the Lunar New Year approaches, we’re scrambling to buy plane tickets home or preparing to jet off to warmer weather. But if you’re staying put in Shanghai,…

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Giving Thanks: NYUSH Edition
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Giving Thanks: NYUSH Edition

Right before the finals craze kicked in, NYU Shanghai took a quick break from classes to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether students chose to have a staycation in Shanghai or…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Taobao
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A Beginner’s Guide to Taobao

In high school, window shopping was the norm. You want everything you can’t have, you have a limited budget and restricted time. This is when I discovered Taobao…

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If the Motel 268 Gym Isn’t Cutting It
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If the Motel 268 Gym Isn’t Cutting It

If you’re from the U.S., you probably know a bit about CrossFit, or have at least heard of it. In the past decade, CrossFit has become increasingly popular…

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Turkey Travel
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Turkey Travel

With Thanksgiving break quickly approaching, we’ve put together a list of some of the best travel destinations both near and far. Read on for a comprehensive review of…

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No Kitchen? No Problem!
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No Kitchen? No Problem!

Okay, so maybe the title isn’t completely true. But while there’s no doubt that making your own food at NYU Shanghai is inconvenient, it’s by no means impossible.…

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Happening Apps for Life in Shanghai
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Happening Apps for Life in Shanghai

Shanghai may be one of the world’s busiest metropolises, but don’t you fret just yet: here is a list of some of the most useful (and free!) apps…

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Biking Destinations: Around Pudong
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Biking Destinations: Around Pudong

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. This article was written by Richard Lewei Huang, Kadallah Burrowes, and Alhan Fakhr. Send an email to lifestyle@oncenturyavenue.com to get in touch. Photo…

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Sex in the City: Lubes For Thought
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Sex in the City: Lubes For Thought

I. Lube, which is short for lubricant, is used in sexual play to reduce friction. There are several different kinds of lubricants, however, they can be broadly categorized…

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Street Fashion II: The Hallway is Our Runway
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Street Fashion II: The Hallway is Our Runway

The hallways are our streets, and just as much our runways. But being a relatively small runway, outfits are bound to overlap. So I ask you, who wore…

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Sex In The City: On Consent
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Sex In The City: On Consent

I. This is a huge topic that I will return to in due time, as more issues specific to consent come up, such as consent when both parties…

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Sex In The City
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Sex In The City

Disclaimer: This article covers sexual content – reader discretion is advised. How to Balance Homework with the Constant Need to Beat My Meat I. You again? You might…

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Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes
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Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming, but if you’re like me, you’re overwhelmed by midterms and short on cash. Luckily, preparing a costume doesn’t need to be expensive or time consuming.…

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Finding the Right Witch Hat
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Finding the Right Witch Hat

A Guide to Costume Shopping As we leave behind the days of beaming suns and pollution, we welcome the days of cool breezes and free-falling leaves. Oh, and…

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Street Style I: Chanel & Taobao
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Street Style I: Chanel & Taobao

A day roaming the streets of Shanghai is bound to lead to interesting encounters, including fashion choices. For better or for worse, the Golden Week seemed to be…

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Beating Homesickness in Shanghai
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Beating Homesickness in Shanghai

This question is a bit difficult to answer because I don’t get homesick. I miss food from time to time, but when I do, I’ll go to Tesco…

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Sex In The City
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Sex In The City

Disclaimer: This article covers sexual content – reader discretion is advised. What is Safe Sex … And the Problems of “My boyfriend says.” I. Hi friends, welcome, come in…

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