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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.

10 Brooklyn Things Every Expat Must Do

The Brooklyn Bridge provides a convenient way to get to Brooklyn from Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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.

What to Do If You Get Cold Feet Before Moving to America

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Moving to the United States is a lot like attending school for the first time: there’s a new lingo to learn; a certain dress code to acknowledge; a list of rules to follow. Moreover, the food is not what you are used to and—until ...

Coming to America: 10 Everyday Phrases Brits Need to Know

It may not be politically correct but yep, this is Channing Tatum in a "wife beater." (

Moving to the U.S.?  Think you speak the language?  Think again.  Here are ten everyday phrases that may cause concern or confusion to the uninformed immigrant.

High and Dry: Tips for Brits in High Altitude

Be sure to pack water even if just going for a short hike like these guys in Yellowstone. (Backroads)

Chances are, while you’re in the U.S., you’ll visit somewhere that’s higher than you’ve ever been if you’re not a skier or a serious climber.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit in 2014

Staying fit requires research and discipline, especially if you're in a new place. (Photo via Creative Commons)

It’s the New Year, and across the world people are making resolutions of all kinds. One of the most popular vows is to get fit for 2014, so here is a brief list of 10 things you can do.