Category Archives: How To Guide

#MindTheChat: Which TV Shows, Movies Are Streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon?

Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson on 'Luther' (Photo: BBC)

With more great TV to watch than ever, how do you sift through the myriad options and find the show that’s worth your time? Join @MindTheGap_BBCA and @Anglophenia on Twitter today (Wednesday, July 9) at 2 pm ET for recommendations ...

10 Clothing Hacks to Cool You Down in a Hot American Summer

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Come July, America can feel like someone cranked the sauna up to eleven. But you can keep the heat from wrecking your outfit by employing some of these cooling sartorial tips.

World Cup 2014 Watch Guide: Why You Won’t Miss a Kick

England World Cup (and Liverpool) teammates Steven Gerrard (left) and Raheem Sterling training in Miami. (Photo: AP/Wilfredo Lee)

It has often been said that “Americans don’t care about real football.” Thankfully, this assertion continues to carry less and less weight these days.

9 Ways for Brits to Style Their Homes Like Americans

Warm earth tones and pottery: characteristics of a Southwestern style. (Photo: Fotolia)

To a British eye, U.S. homes and interiors often have a foreign feel: big, bold and unabashed. Here are some of the key looks and styles for creating an abode that screams U.S.A.

American Beaches: What Brits Should Know

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If you’re vacationing in the U.S. in the summer, it might well involve a beach.

Learn to Take a Compliment, Brits in America

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A recent Buzzfeed post (“How to Annoy Brits”) has “Praise Them Publicly” as No. 16.  I’ll go one further and say that we Brits don’t do well with public praise in general, so coming to the U.

Queuing and Keeping Right: How to Navigate America

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Although it’s not quite as rigid as keeping to the right on the London Underground, and you won’t provoke the same rage if you err, there actually is a loose system when walking around in the U.S.

7 Mobile Phone Tips for Brits in America

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

Tips for British Writers: How to Make It as a Freelancer in the U.S.

You may not get health insurance when freelancing but there are other benefits. (Ecard)

It’s one of the oldest conundrums on a budding writer’s lips: “How do I succeed as a freelancer?”

Go On, Introduce Yourself: What Brits in America Must Learn to Do

Name tags do work but are probably a last resort.

Picture the scene, Brits: you’re at a party, and you start chatting to your friend’s neighbor, who seems like a very nice person. You have lots in common and are getting on like a house on fire.