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10 Expressions Brits Use to Seem Posh in America

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Some of the most endearingly antiquated and incomprehensible phrases in the English language emanate from Britain’s upper class. Expect to have to explain yourself to straight-talking Americans should any of these highborn idioms ...

What Brits Likely Don’t Know About American Money

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One of my favorite smells is American money. I don’t mean this in a pathological Scrooge McDuck-type way—it’s simply that I find the distinct whiff of an untouched dollar bill to be one of life’s most irresistible odors.

#MindTheChat: Chat Live with ‘Almost Royal’ Stars Ed Gamble, Amy Hoggart

Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart in BBC AMERICA's 'Almost Royal' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Join us on Twitter (@MindTheGap_BBCA) for a #MindTheChat at a special time, Thursday, July 24 at 2-3 pm ET, when we’ll be welcoming the stars of BBC AMERICA’s breakout original comedy-reality series Almost Royal. British ...

How TV Presenter Liv Boeree Became a Million-Dollar Poker Player

Liv Boeree. (Photo: Pokerstars)

Every year, thousands of Brits move permanently to the U.S., while even more spend some time here as part of their jobs, racking up the air miles while crisscrossing the Atlantic or being temporary residents and still calling the U.

#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 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

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Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home.

How To Survive an American Heatwave, With Kids and Pets

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I used to relish the two or three truly hot days that our miserable British climate provides annually. As an expat in the U.S.

Should I Move to the ‘Burbs?: When to Ditch Urban America

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Right now, I can walk out of my Brooklyn front door and buy bubble tea in one of 17 refreshingly strange flavors. I can get a pedicure that’ll transform my gnarly trotters into feet that look like they’ve been airbrushed.

10 American Fast Food Chains You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving

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The U.S. is home to an estimated 160,000 fast food restaurants stuffing 50,000 customers full of meat, cheer and saturated fat every single day.

British Expat Parenting: The Trial of Having American Kids

Children with dual citizenship get the best of both worlds. (Fotolia)

Like many Brits in the U.S., I have children who, while being dual citizens and very comfortable in the U.