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Why has this video of a waterslide had 7m views?

Video of the Royal Flush Slide at a Texas Water Park has gone viral for its summer vibes and attractive extras<p>This video of a water slide in Texas has been viewed nearly seven million times in just over a week.<p>Filmed on the Royal Flush Slide at the BSR Caple Park in Waco using a combination of …

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

12 of the best secret gardens in the UK

Photograph: Tania Pascoe<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/1/1430491931350/bd546bdb-a65a-4651-9895-d0c792e35479-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tania …

The foodie traveller … on probably the best pork sandwich in Copenhagen, and the world

Even those who have forsworn animal products seem to find it hard to resist a flæskesteg roast pork roll from Copenhagen’s Isted Grill<p>It was at around 3am on a Saturday morning that I realised Isted Grill, a Danish/Chinese fast food shop in the heart of the happening Vesterbro district, was on to …

Korean Interior Design Inspiration

• 1 |<p>When you can escape into the luxury of a good book, you don’t need anything else to enjoy yourself. But this space, with its floor to ceiling …

10 things Americans want in their homes

There’s the ideal home. Then there are the homes in which we actually live.<p>The discrepancy between the two is the topic of a new report from the …

Self-build: it's time to go Dutch

Half an hour by train from Amsterdam is a vision of a new Britain. On polder land reclaimed from the Zuiderzee lies Europe's biggest experiment in affordable self-build homes. Enthusiasts call it a model of sustainable development, a Grand Designs for the average man. Critics call it an ersatz …

Self-build houses: show us your designs

From flat-pack kit homes in the Netherlands to fideicomiso self-build apartments in Argentina, more and more people around the world are choosing to bypass the volume house builders and do it for themselves.<p>Have you built your own home, or are you part of a group self-build project? To celebrate …

Coalition minister wants to give land to young to build own homes

Young people who cannot afford to buy somewhere to live should be handed plots of state-owned land so they can build homes of their own, the planning minister, Nick Boles, has suggested.<p>The idea is in the development stage of coalition policy and Boles is giving it extra impetus, declaring that …