Jester s- Not the Fools You May Think

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A jester or fool was a type of entertainer and archetype in Medieval Europe, similar to a modern clown or comedian. With their colorful, eccentric outfits and repertoire of juggling, acrobatics and wit, jesters were a favorite of commoners and noblemen alike. Jesters were commonly travelling minstrels and acrobats, performing at village fairs and festivals. Those who were especially lucky or talented would be hired as court jesters, becoming a regular fixture of a noble or royal court. They would perform tricks, sing fables and satirize daily court life in front of the upper class. Court jesters were granted special privileges, and were allowed to speak in a way that other commoners were forbidden to. With this license to offend, court jesters served as a “voice of the people” in a culture with rigid social barriers. A court jester could openly mock and satirize their social betters without consequence, and were often favored by their lords as trusted advisors who could always speak their minds. Queen Elizabeth I is recorded as having scolding her court jester for not being harsh enough on her. A successful jester had to be skilled in both physical acts and possess a quick wit and knack for singing and storytelling. Jester performances were usually a mix of juggling, acrobatics and magic combined with fables, songs, jokes and political commentaries. There was no fixed costume for a jester, but costume usually involved loud, motley colours, bells and baubles and a hood with tr...
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Osteoporosis Treatment

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Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. As the bones start loosing their usual density they become weaker & are more likely to break. Studies have shown that every one in two women & every one in four men above the age of 50 tend to break bones due to osteoporosis. It can cause serious complications & appropriate measures must be taken to avoid extreme consequences. There is no exact cure for osteoporosis. The idea of the osteoporosis treatment process is to strengthen the bones in order to protect them. The treatment primarily consists of a combination of drugs and suitable lifestyle changes that help in minimising the rate of bone resorption. Preventive measures include a modification in the general lifestyle factors, doing more muscle-strengthening exercises and ensuring adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D.The medications used for osteoporosis treatment are anti-resorptive agents. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of resorption in the bones overtakes the rate of bone formation. The anti-resorptive agents intend to inhibit the rate of resorption to put things back to a balanced state. Drugs are the most aggressive way to hinder bone loss. Bisphosphonates are the most commonly seen osteoporosis curing drugs. They decrease the risk of hip, wrist and spine fracture for those who are affected with osteoporosis. The different types of bisphosphonates used are alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) & zoledronic acid (Rec...
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Varicose Veins And Pregnancy

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Varicose veins are very common during pregnancy because the growing baby, the uterus and the placenta all contribute to the weight pressing down on the veins in the pelvis and also the pressure on large vein known as the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena cava is located on the body’s right side and is responsible for circulating blood from the lower limbs and from most of the organs located in the tummy and pelvis area. When a lot of pressure is exerted on this main blood vessel this makes it difficult for the blood coming from the legs to make its way back to the heart. When one is pregnant, they also have an increased amount of blood circulating round the body and also large amounts of the hormone progesterone which is the pregnancy hormone that relaxes the walls of the blood vessels. With all those factors combined, they contribute to the swelling of the veins in the legs. However, the swelling is bound to go down after the baby is born. Do Vericose Veins Put Your Pregnancy At Risk? Generally they can’t put your pregnancy at risk and they also cant cause serious problems during pregnancy as long as they don’t occur in the vagina area and the back passage. If they occur in the perineum which is also the back passage, the midwife will have to watch closely during the child bearing process and ensure that the back passage doesn’t tear while pushing the baby out of the birth canal. Tearing of the perineum usually causes severe bleeding which can even lead to death. So t...
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3 Reasons Why IPad Cases Australia is Your Online Retailer of Choice

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Tablets are now in vogue and are providing a choice-medium for users to stay connected. Admittedly, the increasing use of an iPad fuels the need to invest in a case that would protect your device. When looking for tastefully designed, built-to-last cases for your iPad, you need the backing of a reliable online seller. Why Choose Us? Build quality An iPad case protects your prized device from damage. Rather than scrimp on the safety of your device, it is advisable to invest in a quality case that will assure you of long-term service. Well, that may mean spending a bit more but does not imply splurging either. We offer a range of reasonably priced cases that provide great value without compromising on quality. What’s more, we feature cases from industry leading manufacturers like Griffin Technology, Lifeproof, Gripcase and Gumdrop. These renowned firms epitomize high quality and functionality, implying that you can rest assured in the quality of the products we offer. The lightweight cases cover the needs of individual, business or school users. By serving diverse industries, we assure users of cases that meet their varying interests. Convenience If you’ve ever had to queue at a retail outlet to purchase a product, then you understand the frustration it may involve. The wasted time that could otherwise be put to better use is not really worth the effort. At an online store, you can shop at any time of day or night while in the comfort of your home or office. You also have ...
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Yamba Holiday Accommodation

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Nowadays, more and more people are busy with their hectic schedules. They have to work extra hours just to provide for their family o. Because of this, they also become afflicted with a wide range of stress related health conditions that are sometimes impossible to treat. More often than not, what they only need is a few days to unwind and relax.   Yamba Holiday Accommodation: The Perfect Time to Relax   For those who are not aware, the sun’s rays can be a wonderful endorphin booster. That's why, if you really want to enjoy your holiday to the fullest, you should consider going to a sunny place that has a great climate all year round. For that, we highly recommend going to Yamba-- a beautiful coastal town located in Northern New South Wales, Australia. It's a wonderful town with perfect weather that has become one of the most cherished and regularly visited tourism locations in Australia. Tourists would agree that Yamba has a lot to offer, but even the locals feel blessed because they have the privilege of waking up to a great sunrise and being able to enjoy different exciting activities under the sun. Yamba has received the title of being Australia’s best town a number of times due to its outstanding weather and abundance of tourist attractions. That's why it's the perfect spot for those who are thinking of a location for their upcoming holiday.   Perfect for Everyone   Truth be told, it doesn't really matter if you'll visit the place on your own, or go...
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Hamilton Island Accommodation for Great Barrier Reef Holidays

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Hamilton Island is one of Australia's most sought after holiday destinations, and is the perfect place to rejuvenate yourself as you spend your days sailing, snorkelling, or diving around the gorgeous Great Barrier Reefs and the Whitsundays. Sailing enthusiasts will find the island's very own yacht club to set off from, and there are plenty of water sports to be enjoyed, ranging from motorised dinghies to luxury catamarans, jet skiing and kayaking to windsurfing or paddle boarding. On the island alone you can enjoy endless activities to suit all kinds of tastes. If golf is your passion, you will find Australia's only 18 hole championship course on the island, set amid magnificent surroundings. There are also many entertainment options on the island, including performances and exhibitions, or just spend your eveningslounging insophisticated bars or savouring what Hamilton Island’s fine dining has to offer. At the end of a fun-filled day you can return to your perfect accommodation oasis – whether it is a family-friendly holiday home or vacation rental, a luxurious couples' suite, or a self-contained bungalow with fantastic views.With six levels of Hamilton Island accommodation available, there is everything you need to enjoy a memorable, relaxing or adventurous holiday in this part of Australia.Whether you are planning a holiday with family or friends, or a romantic getaway as a couple, Hamilton Island offers so much to choose from. Holiday Apartments for Self Service Perfect ...
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