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What to expect from your date based on his AGE

THEY say with years come maturity, and if you want to be treated a certain way while dating, you should be cognisant of the age of the person you're courting. "Men also mature slower than women do, so a man in his late 20s may have the maturity of a woman in her late teens," counsellor Anna Belnavi ... Read More

Sue-Ann Gregg The Make-up Girl
IN just under three years, Sue-Ann Gregg has accumulated a résumé and reputation that ... Read More

Is leptin making you fat?
CHANCES are, you have never heard of leptin. This hormone is, however, very important in the control ... Read More

Liquid Gold
models Paul
and Krisanna. Separated and unhappy because divorce is costly
GETTING married is easy: You can choose a church and go elaborate and expensive, or you can save mon ... Read More

Gaining control over your hunger

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer writer hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July 28, 2014    

WHEN your stomach starts to rumble and cry out for more food, your first reaction is probably to head for the fridge. But this can be a challenge, especially if you struggle with your weight or you're dieting and trying to reach a monthly weight loss goal. Calming your appetite can be a real obstacle but nutritionist Patricia Fletcher says it's not impossible. Below she offers some tips on how best to control hunger while maintaining a healthy diet. 1. Eat regularly Just like breastfeeding w ... Read More

WOMEN CONFESS: About that 40 year old male virgin...

BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE | Monday, July 28, 2014    

WHILE the Bible has established that sex before and outside marriage is a sin, it would seem, from the views of women All Woman interviewed, that an even greater sin is a man over 35 who is still an unplucked flower. The revelation — whether the man is in church or not — is sure to raise a few eyebrows; and even concerns about what's wrong with the man. We asked a few women, if he is over 30 and still a virgin, would you think you've hit the jackpot or that something is wrong with h ... Read More

Her DEEPEST fantasies

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, July 28, 2014    

MANY women have sexual fantasies that they conceal from their serious partners; and while some don't go beyond the daydreaming stage, others find ways of acting them out. "No matter how holier-than-thou we seem, we all fantasise about the men we see on TV, the male models we see on the catwalk, and the cute LIME guy who comes to fix the phone line," said 26-year-old communications professional Camille L. "And this applies to all women — once we have eyes and once we see a guy who's to di ... Read More

Dad is EXPOSING my son to PORN

By Margarette Macaulay | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Dear Mrs Macaulay, I am a young professional, age 24. I had my son at 19. I think my son's father has a serious sexual addiction and is a sexual predator. This is affecting my child, who stays with his dad on weekends. My son has been exposed to pornography. His dad has hundreds of porn videos that are left around the house with easy access for my five-year-old child. I know all of this because my son is very expressive and he will tell me all the things he has been exposed to. The last straw ... Read More

United Nations hails Suriname for eliminating gender discrimination in nationality laws

Monday, July 28, 2014    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed a decision by Suriname's National Assembly that enables mothers to pass on nationality to their children. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the important amendment to the 1975 Law on Nationality and Residence ensures gender equality in nationality laws, bringing "these laws into compliance with international standards". According to the UNHCR, the changes, including the right of women to confer their n ... Read More

Selesha Bailey-Douglas - My natural hair journey

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT All Woman writer | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Selesha before and after. (PHOTO: KENYON HEMANS)

GOING natural is a choice being embraced by more and more people, as women giving testimonials on sites like blackgirllonghair.com make the process seem easy and in vogue. The changeover does make activities like swimming easier, and many women have touted the health benefits to their scalp of stopping the chemical processing. Selesha Bailey-Douglas says it was when she read a book in college that she decided to embrace her natural side. "The book had a character, Amita, who grew up in a time ... Read More

Irregular menses after giving birth

Dr Sharmaine Mitchell | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Dear Dr Mitchell, I am 25 years old. For the past few months I haven't seen my period. I gave birth to my son six months ago. My period came back and from February until now I haven't seen my period. My weight is 189 lb and my height is 5ft 2". I am desperately in need of your advice as to what may be the cause of this and how best I can solve my problem. Congratulations on the birth of your son. It is not unusual for the menstrual period to be irregular after delivering a baby. Mothers w ... Read More

What you MUST tell your gynaecologist

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, July 28, 2014    

MANY women fear visiting the gynaecologist more than any other doctor; however, to ensure good health, these visits are a must. And apart from being honest about your sexual history, gynaecologist Dr Charles Rockhead said knowing your full medical and psychological history is also important. "A woman may have difficulty getting pregnant and may have had a thyroid problem, a ruptured appendix or pelvic surgery in the past which can affect the normal process of the Fallopian tubes, but if that i ... Read More

Heartbroken

With Wayne Powell MA Counselling Psychology Relationship Counsellor | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Dear Counsellor, I am 23 years old and heartbroken. I was in love with my boyfriend for four years, but two weeks ago he told me to get out of his life after we had a misunderstanding. I was hurt but I had to endure the hurt by myself. Three days later he apologised and I told him I wanted time to heal from the pain. He said he was never going to come back into my life and the pain doubled. I texted him three days later telling him I wanted to talk, but he did not reply. I miss him so much. Wh ... Read More

Pregnancy and the woman over 40

Monday, July 28, 2014    

A woman over 40 in good physical condition can have her babies without any complications. However, age increases the medical risk for mothers and so these women need more monitoring. Some of the risks include foetal abnormality, higher risk for a stillborn child, children being born with disabilities like autism, longer delivery time, and higher risk of miscarriage, high blood pressure, diabetes and pre-term labour. In some cases, there can be growth retardation on the part of the foetus becau ... Read More



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