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chinese    english    november 2013    

10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams 

By Meijia Shang

When you’re studying for midterms or finals, good nutrition often slides WAY down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the old habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, in actuality, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it will help you ace those tests. The better the fuel your brain gets, the better you’ll study. It’s a…well…no-brainer.

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english    november 2013    

10 Shopping Tips from an Expert Shopper 

Written by Faye Wu

  1. Try multiple sizes – Always try one size larger and one size smaller in the change room. Do not be convinced that you are only one size as many companies have different sizing charts. Never be embarrassed to bring in multiple sizes of the same garment into the change room. Retail assistants will be more concerned about making you happy and purchasing from their store than about having to fold extra clothing.

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english    november 2013    

Zhihu: the crave for knowledge in social networking 

By Yuki Liang

There may be a new trend coming to social media as the emerging knowledge-resource website Zhihu (, gains more popularity. Zhihu aims to become a source for high-quality information when much of today’s Internet is flooded with rumours and trivialities.

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english    november 2013    


Written by Jane Shui

The busy lifestyle of a Commie is certainly scary. I have wanted to record down this feeling days ago, when the snow fairy visited Kingston once again and I went on a personal little tour of the white town.

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english    november 2013    

How Do You Impress Your Peers in University 

English Translation of 《怎样在大学里让人刮目相看》

In university, everyone is a teacher; important life lessons can be gleaned from every person you meet. Four years of post-secondary schooling will really make a difference and accentuate the uniqueness of every individual. If you have the patience to finish reading this article, you will realize that in the lecture halls of life, you have yet to complete all your course credits. No matter how many courses you have completed, never forget: learning is lifelong.


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english    november 2013    

Hello World | Welcome to the Summoner’s Rift 

By Keegan Chang

To say League of Legends has galvanized eSports is not an exaggeration. It has brought to scene professionalism, production values, and the cash flow to turn eSports respectable, spreading into a truly global game that has grown to rival predecessors StarCraft and Defense of the Ancients. In doing so, it has finally been able to crack the lucrative Chinese market and raise important questions on business, culture and identity.

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english    november 2013