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Hippie CultureIn the 1960's, the hippie counterculture movement emerged. Due to the baby boom after World War II, there were 70 million teenagers and young adults in America. The American youth rejected the traditional values of their parents, forming their own culture, aesthetics, beliefs, and values. Hippies practiced free love, advocated "flower power," experimented with drugs, and expanded the boundaries of what was acceptable in American culture.


The word hippie comes from the word "hip," meaning "aware of" or "knowing." The nickname "hippie" was coined from the beatniks in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. They gave the name "hippies" to the younger generation of college students who looked up to and followed the older beatniks.



Many hippies experienced with drugs, particularly marijuana and LSD, to expand their consciousness. This movement was led by Timothy Leary, who encouraged young people to "turn on, tune in, and drop out." Hippies often lived in communes and had open sexual relationships, or "free love." Vegetarianism and environmentalism were introduced to mainstream America by the hippies. The hippies practiced spiritualism, Eastern religion, and alternative medicine, and astrology, which led to the decade's nickname "the Age of Aquarius."


The hippie movement was partially a reaction to the Vietnam War and the draft. Young men burnt their draft cards or fled to Canada. The anti-war, pacifist motto of the hippies was "make love, not war." Protests of the war were common, especially on college campuses. Women's rights and racial equality were also very important issues that the the hippies supported. However, many hippies, while politically aware, chose to "drop out" of society instead of engage actively in protests and political struggles.


Hippies developed a distinct way of dressing. Many men grew their hair long, challenging traditional gender conventions. Unisex style clothing was also popular. Popular hippie trends were ethnic clothing, love beads, bell bottoms, granny glasses, sandals, and flowing silhouettes. As a rejection of consumerism, hippies often wore second hand clothes or made their own clothing.


Music was an important part of hippie culture. "Be-ins," music festival celebrations, started with "the Gathering of the Tribes" in San Francisco in 1967. The most famous hippie music festival is Woodstock, where over 400,000 people gathered for a three-day concert in 1969 in Woodstock, New York. Folk music, acid rock, and psychedelic rock were popular genres. Musicians associated with hippie culture include Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; the Grateful Dead; Peter, Paul, and Mary; Jefferson Airplane and the Beatles

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How To Ask a Girl Out

If you want to ask a girl out,but don’t know how to deal with it,you may need some tips to get rid of that trouble ;) Now just read the steps below and screw up your courage to ask her for a date.


1. First try to be friends : First just be her friend because friendships leads to loveship,but non-friendship leads to nothing. Later don’t try to rush things because by their nature the girls like to be treated as a friend and they don’t like the guys in a hurry for dating.
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2.Check her interest: Eye contact is usually one of the first signs of interest, so be sure that whether she is making an intense eye contact with you or not.Then think about the way she smile,laugh,while you are in contact.Those non-verbal behaviors provide you some ideas about her feelings towards you.

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3.Notice how often she talks to you: If she is constantly looking for any excuse in order to talk to you, she is probably interested in you.On the other hand,If she interacts with you only when she is in need or you usually start the conversations, unfortunately she doesn’t care you as you suppose. Therefore, you had better give her up.
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4.Look directly at her: As you know the eyes is the mirror of the soul,so look her eyes and her face.Then just try to make an effective eye contact with her. Avoid looking at her body.If you get caught while doing this,it creates negative impression about you.
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5.Help her out: Just do something nice for her.You may carry her book or her bag etc. when she is terribly exhausted.If she refuses your help, just insist on it.This shows that you are really willing to do it. During this process pay attention to your facial expression and act as if you enjoy(even if you are notJ)Don’t forget to support this with your mimics.
6.Make sure you look and smell nice:Some girls say that” we don’t care physical appearance of a guy and we are just interested in his personality.”What a big lie.Never believe this because if you guys don’t care for yourself ,you can not easily draw girls' attentions.
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7.Approach the girl you like: After well-dressed, find/create opportunities for being noticed by the girl with whom you are in love.It may be just a nice greeting ,a compliment or just a question It is up to you .Again pay attention your facial expression and also the tone you’ll use .They all must be in a perfect harmony.

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8.When the time is right,ask her for a date: Then just talk to her one day when it's just you and her and explain your feelings towards her. Speak from your heart. Really open up and let her know exactly how you feel.
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Just that’s all. I hope it works.Good Luck ;)

Enjoy it;)


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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, (formerly known as Hartlepool Historic Quay) is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools- in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is the North East of England top maritime attraction. The Maritime Experience makes a great visit, whatever you are looking - whether that be history and shipbuilding or a fun day out with the kids.
There's more to discover and enjoy in Hartlepool Maritime Experience!
ü Travel back in mari-time machine to experience how it was aboard a real British Naval Frigate, two centuries ago. Talk to guides - all in authentic period dress, marvel at Britain's oldest warship afloat HMS Trincomalee .
ü Explore the historic quayside, featuring fighting ships, realistic period ships and houses and much more.
ü Discover the fascinating maritime Museum of Hartlepool.

Britain's oldest warship afloat!

HMS Trincomalee is the oldestship afloat in Europe and the second oldest ship afloat in the world! Hartlepool is proud to have it! Built in India in 1817, the Trincomalee was brought to Hartlepool in 1987, where it has taken over 10 years to restore the ship to her former glory.
A tour of the ship is a must when visiting Hartlepool's Maritime Experience. Take an audio guide and listen to the fascinating history of Nelson's last frigate. Tales of bloody wars and rat-infested dinners also help visitors rediscover the courage and bravery required to survive on board
this majestic vessel.

Hartlepool Marina's centrepiece is the award-winning Historic Quay - a faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar.
Someone is in trouble!
The entire quayside is there for you to enjoy. For added authenticity your visit is enhanced by the quayside guides, who are always in full period costume. Displays of musketry, cannon firing and sword fighting are regular events.
The story of Hartlepool brought to life!
The Museum of Hartlepool has undergone a transformation. The colourful new displays tell the story of a past which is packed with exciting events and interesting people. As you enter, you are taken back 5000 years to the Bronze Age.
From prehistoric axes to nineteenth century toys, Anglo-Saxon jewellery to Georgian , as well as the odd 'mystery object', there are wonderful artefacts to intrigue and delight you.
From real historical figures to fictional characters, hear the story of Hartlepool told by those who lived through it.
Voted the 'most popular new attraction in England' by the English Tourist Board and winner of the BT North East Award for the 'Favourite Children's Visit', the Museum of Hartlepool is among Britain's top ten free visitor attractions opened since 1994.

Visit.... Or else!! :)


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Halloween is a yearly festival celebrated around the world. The word Halloween is derived from “Eve of all Hallows”. It is thought that first people who celebrated Halloween were Celtic Samhains. The people who had lived 700 years before Christ, celebrated Halloween. It is celebrated on October 31 the day before All Saint’s day. It is the last day of autumn; it is a time for stock-taking and preparation for the cold winter months ahead. It was believed that this was the time of year when the physical and supernatural worlds were closest and magical things could happen. To keep away these spirits, people set huge fires and invited gods for help by sacrificed an animal or a human. And Halloween was like the festival of those souls and gods.
Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs but each one has a history. The wearing of costumes, for instance, and going from door to door for treats can be traced to the Celtic period.In the first years of Christian era, when it was thought that the souls of the dead came the real world with fairies, witches, and demons. Some food and drink were left out for them. As the time went on , people began dressing like these creatures, attending some activites for food and drink. To this day, witches, ghosts, and skeleton figures of the dead are among the favorite costumes. Halloween, a time of magic, also became a day of divination, with magical beliefs: for example, if persons hold a mirror on Halloween and walk backwards down the stairs to the basement, the face that appears in the mirror will be their next lover.

Trick or treat?

On Halloween people attend some activities such as costume parties, visiting haunted attractions,carving jack-o'lanterns. The most common activity is “trick or treating”. Children wear costumes and visit houses, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?”. In this custom the child performs some tricks; they sing a song or tell a ghost story to get their treats. In ancient times people put food on the door and wore witch costumes to keep souls away. That is why people wear different costumes at Halloween
Trick or treat has been a customary Halloween tradition since at least the late 1950s. Homeowners wishing to participate in it usually decorate their entrance with plastic spiderwebs, paper skeletons and jake-o-lanterns. Some reluctant homeowners would simply leave the candy in pots on the porch, others might be more participative and would even ask an effort from the children in order to provide them with candy.
The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Britain and Ireland in the form of a soul, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes

Symbols and Animals.

There are symbols of Halloween such as Halloween cats, Halloween bats, Halloween witches, Halloween Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween pumpkins.It is thought that black cats affect the witches negatively.On Halloween people carve a pumpkin and give it a shape and sometimes put candles on it.Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns is a popular Halloween tradition

I share a video, it is a Bugs Bunny cartoon about Halloween



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external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxgDBu2f6lfsj76Gr-6IEClEyNKHAty7cM2l730JsKSZAfVA2HeAANRY VIII of ENGLAND

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.
Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Catholic Church.[3] Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542.
Henry was considered an attractive, educated and accomplished king in his prime and has a reputation as "one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne".[4][5] Besides ruling with absolute power, he also engaged himself as an author and composer. His desire to provide England with a male heir — which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly because he believed a daughter would be unable to consolidate the Tudor Dynasty and the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses[6] — led to the two things for which Henry is remembered: his six marriages, and the English Reformation, making England a mostly Protestant nation. In later life he became morbidly obese and his health suffered; his public image is frequently depicted as one of a lustful, egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.[7]

Separation from Rome: 1533–1540

Meanwhile, Parliament had forbidden all appeals to Rome and exacted the penalties of praemunire against all who introduced papal bulls into England. Parliament prohibited the Church from making any regulations (canons) without the king's consent. It was only then that Pope Clement at last took the step of launching sentences of excommunication against Henry and Thomas Cranmer,[45][46] declaring at the same time the archbishop's decree of annulment to be invalid and the marriage with Anne null and papal nuncio was withdrawn from England and diplomatic relations with Rome were broken off.[39] Several more laws were passed in England. The Ecclesiastical Appointments Act 1534 required the clergy to elect bishops nominated by the Sovereign. The Act of Supremacy in 1534 declared that the King was "the only Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England" and the Treasons Act 1534 made it high treason, punishable by death, to refuse to acknowledge the King as such. In response to the excommunications, the Peter's Pence Act was passed in and it reiterated that England had "no superior under God, but only your Grace" and that Henry's "imperial crown" had been diminished by "the unreasonable and uncharitable usurpations and exactions" of the Pope.[47]
In defiance of the Pope the Church of England was now under Henry’s control, not Rome's. Protestant Reformers still faced persecution, particularly over objections to Henry's annulment. Many fled abroad where they met further difficulties, including the influential William Tyndale, who was eventually executed and his body burned at King Henry's behest. Theological and practical reforms would follow only under Henry's successors .



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