Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur l’adultère en France

Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur l’adultère en France

OK, je l’avoue. Mon titre est plus provocatif que ne va l’être ce post. Ne vous attendez pas à des détails croustillants ni même à des aveux personnels. Mais des chiffres sur la moralité en Europe et aux Etats-Unis soulignent […]
A/C: The little day-to-day differences between France and the USA

A/C: The little day-to-day differences between France and the USA

Do you really understand how Europeans can live without A/C? Since the 1950s, air conditioning has been hugely popular in the United States, but not in Europe. Today, 87% of American homes are equipped with A/C compared to only 4% […]
La clim’ : Petites différences du quotidien France-USA

La clim’ : Petites différences du quotidien France-USA

8 raisons pour expliquer la clim’ aux Etats-Unis Les Américains mettent beaucoup de glaçons dans leur verre et ils ne savent pas régler leur air conditionné. Des phrases fréquentes quand on parle de la clim’ aux Etats-Unis. Depuis les années […]
How do you explain the role of guns in America to the Europeans?

How do you explain the role of guns in America to the Europeans?

How to explain to Europeans the role of guns in America Generally speaking, the French, Germans and other Europeans don’t understand the role played by guns in the American way of life. It’s a delicate, political subject, but it is essential […]
Pourquoi il y a t’il plus d’armes aux Etats-Unis que d’habitants ?

Pourquoi il y a t’il plus d’armes aux Etats-Unis que d’habitants ?

Les Etats-Unis, pays de cowboys à la gâchette facile ? J’avais pour règle de ne pas parler politique ou religion dans ce blog. Mais parler des armes aux Etats-Unis sans parler politique va être difficile. Suite à un événement personnel, […]
The Differences between Networking in France vs. Working Hard in the US

The Differences between Networking in France vs. Working Hard in the US

Working as part of an intercultural team often means sharing unquantifiable realities. When the PEW Research Center publishes information about the differences between the United States and France, you should take advantage of it! Today let’s learn about the differences […]
Travailler dur pour réussir aux Etats-Unis ?

Travailler dur pour réussir aux Etats-Unis ?

Travailler dans des équipes interculturelles signifie partager des vérités souvent non vérifiables. Alors quand une étude publie des chiffres quantifiant des différences entre les Etats-Unis et la France, je me plonge dans les résultats: 73% des Américains disent que travailler dur est […]
Why a Business Lunch in France is Not a Waste of Time

Why a Business Lunch in France is Not a Waste of Time

For Americans or Germans, having a business lunch in France is synonymous with taking a long break to go eat somewhere. Since it does little to advance the business at hand, they consider spending two hours eating as a symbol […]
Petit mode d’emploi pour les Anglo-Saxons des repas d’affaire en France

Petit mode d’emploi pour les Anglo-Saxons des repas d’affaire en France

Pour les Anglo-Saxons, un repas d’affaire en France est synonyme de longue pause dédiée uniquement à manger. Pauvre en contenu autour des affaires en cours, les deux heures de déjeuner seraient, pour eux, le symbole d’une fierté ringarde. Grossière erreur […]
Maternity Leave in Germany? A Comparison With the United States

Maternity Leave in Germany? A Comparison With the United States

Maternity Leave in Germany? A Comparison With the U.S. This morning, I read an article in the Washington Post about maternity leave in the United States. It talked about how American mothers often despair over how to survive on no […]
Mutterschutz in den USA? Ein Vergleich mit Deutschland.

Mutterschutz in den USA? Ein Vergleich mit Deutschland.

Heute Morgen las ich in der Washington Post einen Artikel über Mutterschutz in den USA. Es ging darum, dass amerikanische Mütter oft verzweifeln, wie sie die Zeit nach der Geburt ohne Einkommen überbrücken können. Das Thema lässt mich nicht kalt, […]
Milk: The little day-to-day differences between France and the USA

Milk: The little day-to-day differences between France and the USA

Milk: Differences between France and the USA It’s not always easy to manage cultural differences in your daily routine, but there are also differences with the products and services you use in everyday life. The detergents are different, as are […]
Le lait : Petites différences du quotidien France-USA

Le lait : Petites différences du quotidien France-USA

Pas toujours facile de gérer les différences culturelles au quotidien, et il y a aussi des différences dans la vie de tous les jours. Des différences comme les lessives, les congés maternité, les colonies de vacances. Cela peut être des produits […]
5 lessons I learned from my Road Trip in the US

5 lessons I learned from my Road Trip in the US

5 lessons I learned from my road trip in the US Here are 5 lessons I learned from my recent road trip through the United States. They may confirm or refute what I wrote in “My biggest culture shocks in […]
Ce que 4.500 km de road trip m’ont appris des Etats-Unis

Ce que 4.500 km de road trip m’ont appris des Etats-Unis

Découvrez ici 5 leçons d’un road trip aux Etats-Unis, confirmant ou infirmant “Mes plus grands chocs culturels aux Etats-Unis”. Pendant deux semaines, j’ai dévoré des kilomètres et quitté les sentiers battus. Comprenez par cela que j’ai trimballé mes enfants en dehors […]
Aldi: The German Chain That’s Beating Wal-Mart at Its Own Game

Aldi: The German Chain That’s Beating Wal-Mart at Its Own Game

“The German Chain That’s Beating Wal-Mart at Its Own Game” says Bloomberg about Aldi in this article from March 22nd. This is my last Spring Break’s post, sent from the friendly, and beautiful Charleston, SC. A special thank to Louis, a regular […]
Why did Americans try so hard to hide their German heritage?

Why did Americans try so hard to hide their German heritage?

It’s still Spring Break for the Rochereul-Portier’s family. Time to share an interesting article concerning Donald Trump’s German roots. This article from The Economist originally appeared in the print issue of February 13, 2016 “How the German heritage he has hidden shaped Donald Trump”. […]
How does a German journalist view the media’s role in Trump’s rise?

How does a German journalist view the media’s role in Trump’s rise?

It’s Spring Break! Now what? Time to share the thoughts of a leading German paper on the media’s role in the American primary. I’m taking 10 days off from my daily routine and enjoying a road trip to the Carolinas, […]
10 Kinds of Culture Shock When Living in the United States

10 Kinds of Culture Shock When Living in the United States

Culture Shock in the United States After spending three years in the United States, you get used to the differences. You incorporate them into your everyday life. But some of them are still surprising when viewed from a professional perspective. […]
Are Americans anti-environmental?

Are Americans anti-environmental?

Are Americans anti-environmental? I’m not so sure about that. There are many clichés about Americans, their big cars, that everything is air-conditioned and about their Texas oil fields. On the other hand, the United States is one of the world’s […]

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