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Things I regret doing for my ex

YOU'LL know that what you did was questionable, when you can look back at a past relationship and cringe at some of the 'acts of love' you did in an effort to please or keep your mate. If you can now admit to standing as guarantor time and time again for his payday loans; working outside in the boil ... Read More

Short men make better husbands but...
BEING the runt of the litter means that short men are many times overcompensating for their lack of ... Read More

The ‘girl with the black jeep’.(Photos: Bryan Cummings) Claudia Barrows - Life at a funeral
AFTER a stressful week at work, many women unwind by spending time with family and friends. But not ... Read More

Who is really the other woman?
Dear Counsellor, I have been in a relationship for three years now. I recently discovered that my b ... Read More

What are my entitlements?

By Margarette Macaulay | Monday, September 15, 2014    

Dear Mrs Macaulay, I have been married to a police inspector for 17 years. We have been together for 22. The union bore three children who are now 19, 15 and eight. My husband abandoned us over two years now and is cohabiting with his female subordinate who is 30 years his junior. Since we acquired the house I am living in, I have been paying two thirds of the mortgage. He is extremely reluctant to assist with the upkeep of the property and I am forced to pay all of it. I took him to the Fam ... Read More

208 pounds with high cholesterol, bad knees

By Donovan Grant | Monday, September 15, 2014    

Dear Donovan, I'm a 20-year-old woman who weighs 208 pounds. I am five feet eight inches tall. I am trying to lose weight by dieting and exercise as my cholesterol level and blood pressure are high. I often have pains in my knee when I try to exercise. Can you suggest healthy ways to diet to lower the risks associated with high cholesterol and hypertension and also ways for me to lose weight. I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. For a 20-year-old woman you are certainly having a number ... Read More

Supplements, exercise can help in weight gain

Monday, September 15, 2014    

NOT everyone goes to the gym to lose weight; for some people it's an effort to build muscle as part of a weight gain strategy. For these individuals, a complementary action to muscle-building exercises is the use of supplements, which help to speed up the process. "I found that using protein shakes along with exercise helped when I wanted to move from my skinny 130 lbs to a more buff 145," said fitness enthusiast Mario Chambers. "I had been lanky all my life, and needed to build muscle and pack ... Read More

My experience with PCOS

Monday, September 15, 2014    

JANE B, 39, admits that for a number of years she was happy to know her period came every four or sometimes six months. Having started menstruating at age 11, she said the experience was irritating, and for the times her period was MIA, she didn't mind. "I thought the good Lord blessed me wonderfully. When it did come, it was very light and it wasn't intrusive," Jane told All Woman. However, when she started bleeding in between her periods she became concerned and saw a gynaecologist who tol ... Read More

The pill's many wonders

Monday, September 15, 2014    

THE combined oral contraceptive pill is usually marketed solely as a birth control method, but many women aren't aware of its many other uses. But from regulating the period to balancing hormones, to treating acne, the pill is a multi-use little wonder that many women have benefited from over the years. Did you know, for example, that there are some types of pill that clear acne faster than any acne drug; that the pill can give you shorter, lighter periods; and eliminate your PMS symptoms? It ... Read More

Eating fish good for women's hearing — study

Monday, September 15, 2014    

ACCORDING to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women's risk of acquired hearing loss. "Consumption of any type of fish (tuna, dark fish, light fish, or shellfish) tended to be associated with lower risk," says corresponding author Dr Sharon G Curhan, MD, of BWH Channing Division of Network Medicine. "These findings suggest that diet may be important in the prevention of acquired hearing loss." In the massive cohort study, ... Read More

You have no rights as a common-law wife if...

Monday, September 15, 2014    

UNDER the law, if you are living with a man who has separated from his wife, but who is not divorced, you have no legal rights to his property as the union is not considered to be a common-law one. Despite the length of time you and he remain in the relationship, you cannot and will not qualify as a 'spouse' in a common-law relationship with common-law entitlements. Categorisation as a common-law spouse would entitle you to claim interest under the Property Rights of Spouses Act of 2004, once ... Read More

AW Poll Results - Me time

Monday, September 15, 2014    

We asked: Would you enjoy a weekend away by yourself, without the company of your partner? 80.28% of you said Yes AW Poll Results - Me time --> Read More

Six women execs to speak at Power of Sisterhood

Sunday, September 14, 2014    

Senator Marlene Malahoo-
Forte (AT RIGHT) Gail Moss Solomon

THESE days more and more women are playing a distinct and decisive role in shaping Jamaica's corporate and public policy strategies, and they are doing so with the guidance of mentors and mentees. An impressive gathering of Jamaica's leading women executives from the private and public sectors will speak at the second installation of Leaders-to-Leaders (Jamaica) speaker series on Wednesday, September 24. Under the theme "The Power of Sisterhood" , presentations by speakers will seek to forge a ... Read More

Mom: My lover killed my daughter and got away with it

BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE Sunday Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September 14, 2014    

A distraught Jacqueline Rochester still seeks justice after her baby was brutally killed following a horrific beating.

WHEN a mother loses a child due to illness, that feeling is unbearable. When she has lost that child at the hands of her own lover, the agony lasts forever and she is tormented by years of guilt and depression, as 47-year-old Jacqueline Rochester has learnt. Rochester's story is a nightmare that any mother could experience. "On the ninth of July 2005, my daughter was brutally murdered by someone I used to date. She was one year and six months old," she recalled. Rochester had four children, t ... Read More



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