"Can I use your mobile for 2 minutes??" Ummm can I borrow your wife for the same duration?? 🙄🤜
Quick refuel. Diet and exercise will become a focus again,, as will computer programming.
Throughout the ages, people have tried to put more flavor into the often bland diets they managed to scrape together from their gathering and hunting activities. The bread You eat, his song you shall sing.
In the Middle Ages spices such as cinnamon (Great for regulating and controlling blood sugar levels and PH. I highly recommend diabetics and those trying to control their weight to increase Cinnamon intake. Add to Weetabix, Unflavoured WheyProtein, and Coffee pre gym, to avoid Carb and Metabolic spikes), black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, ginger, saffron, and cloves were considered among the most luxurious items in Europe. Only the wealthy and the mighty could afford to season their opulent meals with them. Like silk, textiles, ivory, precious stones, and drugs, spices were imported from faraway lands by adventurous seafarers.
Their locations of origin, often obscure islands, were usually kept secret by traders. The expeditions were expensive not only because boats and crews had to be outfitted but also because many ships did not return from their voyages. Shipwrecks were common and their costs, human and financial, had to be taken into account.
Portuguese, Spanish, and English traders had fallen far behind the Dutch. Magnificent buildings and the paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others attest to the wealth of the country. When the (VOC) East India company was formed, over one thousand individuals purchased shares in Amsterdam alone. They were a cross-section of the citizenry, with some investing as little as 20 guilders and others up to 85,000.
Demand for shares was so great that even before they were actually issued, their price was already 10 to 15 percent above par. After all, it did not hurt to subscribe. By statute, shares could be returned in exchange for a full refund of the paid-in capital.
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