Author Archives: Ruth Margolis

10 American Comedians Whom British People Will Love

Prepare to burn your Michael McIntyre DVDs, expats, and replace them with the complete works of these astonishing, all-American jesters. (See also: 10 British comedians who Americans should know.

7 Mobile Phone Tips for Brits in America

Want to talk on a cell phone in the U.S. without racking up some serious charges?

10 U.S. Fashion Brands That British People Will Love

You might live in America but do you dress the part? U.S.

How to Bake Like an American: 10 Tips for Brits

Perhaps you were known as the Muffin Queen back at your old British job. But when you pry open your Tupperware in your new American office, are your colleagues noticeably unimpressed? Maybe you need to start baking like a native.

10 American Sounds Brits Will Learn to Appreciate

Open your ears and take in America’s distinctive hum, from the honking cars to the whooping at football games. Very soon, you’ll come to like—or at least understand—what you’re hearing.

10 British Sounds You’ll Miss When You Leave the UK

When you leave the U.K., the soundscape changes dramatically. These are the noises you’ll be sad to bid farewell.

10 Brooklyn Things Every Expat Must Do

Gone are the days when “NYC” was code for “Manhattan”. New Yorkers—including a vast number of Brits—are shifting south and a little bit east towards the city’s second borough: Brooklyn.

One Year On: A British Mum’s Update on Raising an American Baby

“So, what kind of accent do you think she’ll have?” This is a favorite question of curious onlookers to expat parents. I get asked it at least once a week.

10 Things New Yorkers Can Learn From Londoners

The Big Apple and its residents get a lot of stuff right. But that’s not to say they can’t learn a few thing things from those fog-drenched, bowler hat wearing folk in that other great global city.

10 Things Londoners Can Learn From New Yorkers

These rival cities are immeasurably fabulous. But they could both stand to make some changes, based on how the other operates. Here’s what London can do to make itself more like NYC—in a good way.