It seems that the 24/7 life in Shanghai enjoyed by around 20 million people is actually having a negative effect on them. A survey, co-organised by Tsinghua University and the Ministry of Education, has reported that the pressures of city living has led to 90% of people admitting that they feel lonely; with 50% of respondents stating that they were not happy with their lives. Biggest contributors included delayed promotions, frustrating co-workers, and the increase in cost of living. The survey covered Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen using 69,000 participants. The best solution to that? In our opinion, heading out to one of the many events we feature every week (many of them are even free!!)!