Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 How soon is too soon for moving in? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-soon-is-too-soon-for-moving-in- MANY couples are choosing to live together before marriage, as they say being in the same environment day after day will be the true test of whether the relationship can actually last. All Woman Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:23:06 GMT Combating boredom http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Combating-boredom IT’S perfectly normal for there to be a lull in your relationship, as nothing in life is constant. All Woman Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:21:19 GMT Beware those fake friends! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Beware-those-fake-friends- It’s approaching year end, the time when you should be looking forward to the new year, and dropping some of the baggage that accompanied you in 2016. For some people, this includes purging their contact lists, as well as those people they may hang with in social situations – ditching the fake friends. All Woman Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:59:19 GMT Why arguing can be a good thing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Why-arguing-can-be-a-good-thing SOME couples believe that if they are having a series of arguments with their partners, it could mean they are incompatible, when the truth is, it is just two people figuring out each other’s needs and wants. There is absolutely nothing unhealthy about arguing. What is unhealthy is when it is done every second of every day until it escalates to abuse. All Woman Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:51:39 GMT Can you really trust his mother? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Can-you-really-trust-his-mother- CAN you really trust his mother even when she seems to adore you? Many women fall into a trap, believing that their mothers-in-law are the perfect souls, when the truth is that some of these women have ulterior motives. All Woman Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:42:12 GMT Croup – that ‘barking’ cough http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Croup---that--barking--cough_82709 THE common cold accompanied by a cough is nothing that parents with small children are not familiar with. But when this turns into a barking cough with shortness of breath, there is no mistaking the viral infection — croup. Local News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Can you trust your best friend with your man? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Can-you-trust-your-best-friend-with-your-man- Essentially, trust is one of the most powerful foundations of a relationship. Loyalty is also expected not only of your mate, but from those who you have shared your life with over the years – your good friends. But unfortunately, many women have 'best friends' but not loyal best friends. This realization has been an issue for some women who have seen their relationships implode, because their best friends and their mates got together. All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:39:21 GMT Encouraging healthy eating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Encouraging-healthy-eating_82710 CHILDREN can be picky eaters, and television commercials with alluring unhealthy foods can make it even more difficult for parents to encourage their children to indulge in healthy foods. But Dr Anona Griffith, paediatrician at Gateway Plaza, Old Harbour, said that parents can influence the dietary habits of their children by being creative. All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Skin-patch-could-help-kids-with-peanut-allergies_82782 WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — A new study shows a wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein. All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Kids’ corner - December 7, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Kids--corner---December-7--2016_82783 Draw a line identifying the musical instruments All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Happy birthday Malek http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Happy-birthday-Malek_82788 Because you’re as special as can be, and now you’re turning four, happy birthday Maleik Osbourne. Birthday wishes from mom Paula, dad Dennis, brother Jayden, sister Karissa, grandma, and aunty. All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: I’m 6 months old! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--I-m-6-months-old-_82791 Model: Senneca Cadien All Woman Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Those long distance relationships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Those-long-distance-relationships Many people are engaged in long distance relationships and have managed to conquer all the challenges they bring. But long distance relationships can be extremely challenging. There are ways, however, to ensure you sustain a healthy union. All Woman Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:13:44 GMT The #1 reason why women cheat http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The--1-reason-women-cheat MANY women are emotional and because of this, when their emotions are not taken into serious consideration, or disregarded, they tend to get sidetracked. For some, turning to another person for comfort is the solution. Indeed, many women tend to cheat because of the lack of concern over time for their emotional needs. All Woman Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:58:48 GMT Vows: The Love of A Lifetime http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--The-Love-of-A-Lifetime_81421 When Sagicor Bank Personal Banking Officer Ruchelle Chin met Data Operations Engineer Duen Reid, neither of them knew that a customer experience would result in their exchange of vows on November 5, 2016. Vows takes you back to the beginning. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Identifying a wolf in sheep’s clothing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Identifying-a-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing_82026 MOST people with devious intentions in relationships don’t reveal them instantly. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jhanille Brooks - Service above self http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Jhanille-Brooks---Service-above-self_82201 SHE’S fun-loving, caring, driven, and very keen to promote mental health awareness and public education, as well as working with at-risk boys. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT How to know your man/woman is cheating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-know-your-man-woman-is-cheating_82187 A cheating partner is oftentimes a careless partner — changing this here and amending this there, trying to make sure that their partner doesn’t find out about their double life. But sometimes they’re in so much of a hurry to make things appear normal that clues get left behind. And sometimes the clue is merely a gut feeling, often caused by a partner’s changed behaviour that’s the giveaway ticket. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT STD awareness: Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/STD-awareness--Human-T-cell-Lymphotropic-Virus_82173 APART from the HIV/AIDS virus, the disease which has been gaining popularity in the Caribbean is the HTLV-1- Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus type 1. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fake lawyer faked my husband’s divorce http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Fake-lawyer-faked-my-husband-s-divorce_82364 DEAR MRS MACAULAY, All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Remember: Be AIDS aware http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Remember--Be-AIDS-aware_82098 DECEMBER 1 was World Aids Day, and Jamaica celebrated the day under the theme ‘Keep the Promise: Hands Up for #HIVPrevention’, which focuses on investing in HIV prevention. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Health benefits of quinoa http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Health-benefits-of-quinoa_81528 QUINOA, a non-grassy plant used in much the same way as cereals and grains, is widely growing in popularity, dubbed as the super grain of the future because of the plethora of health benefits associated with it. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Can ‘bissy’ help my hives? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Can--bissy--help-my-hives-_82300 DEAR DONOVAN, All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Six reasons you keep going back after the relationship ends http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Six-reasons-you-keep-going-back-after-the-relationship-ends_81585 BREAKING up is hard…very hard for most people. It is even harder for those who have been in a long-term relationship with someone who has become a fixture in their lives. When things begin to fall apart, one of the most difficult things is to decide when it’s time to just let go and call it a day. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Exercises for rapid weight loss http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Exercises-for-rapid-weight-loss_82034 THERE may come a time when you’ll want to lose weight fast — whether it’s to fit into your dream wedding dress, get rid of that excess baby fat, or drop two sizes to fit into your favourite outfit for an event. Fitness trainer Rohan Gordon says there are ideal exercises for this purpose — plyometric exercises. These exercises can be done three days a week, and if done correctly and as often as recommended, then you can begin to see results in as little as one month. All Woman Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT