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 Snooping stories http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Snooping-stories PEOPLE snoop because they're suspicious and looking for confirmation about what they suspect. Sometimes the gut feeling is right, but finding or not finding anything incriminating can lead to more mistrust and ultimately does more harm than good. All Woman Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:46:55 GMT Text stalking http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Text-stalking Everyone who is in a relationship will, at intervals, want to check in on their mates throughout the day. But when does checking in become stalking? How much contact with your mate throughout the day is normal? All Woman Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:01:24 GMT What’s your sign, girl? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-s-your-sign--girl- Many people swear by astrology when it comes to matching up with potential mates – there are signs they won’t go near because they just aren’t compatible. But is this real, or just bad science? What has been your experience? All Woman Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:59:49 GMT When shop lock http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/When-shop-lock Sexual intimacy is a very important part of any relationship, and when two become one, it’s important that both stay on the ship at all times. So if one decides to jump ship for any reason, it can result in calamity. All Woman Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:57:54 GMT How did you meet your mate? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-did-you-meet-your-mate- It is always sweet to watch the romantic movies – guy bumps into beautiful girl and their eyes meet and BOOM, they fall in love. But reality has a nice way of putting a damper on those plans we may have of meeting our Mr or Mrs at the exact time both our stars are aligned. In fact, for some couples, meeting their significant others wasn’t all bells and roses, but was awkward, at best. All Woman Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:54:47 GMT Powerful, but lonely http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Powerful--but-lonely Many men and women have the career, the wealth, the good life, so it seems. But many of these people also do not have the one thing that would make all the wealth worth it – a family. Many have confessed that in their quest to build an empire, they forget to create memories, to date, to bond with someone else, and so in the end all they have is their material possessions. All Woman Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:41:26 GMT What constitutes cheating? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-constitutes-cheating- Both former US president Bill Clinton and artiste Shaggy managed to redefine what exactly cheating is; the former insisting that it was penetration and nothing else, and the latter advocating in It Wasn’t Me, for denial, denial, denial, even when caught in the act. And as such, people have been reinventing and redefining what for them are no-nos in relationships – with some holding that only the act of intercourse is a betrayal, while others see even the thought of someone else as cheating. All Woman Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:29:15 GMT Treating hyperactivity: The gluten/casein-free diet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Treating-hyperactivity--The-gluten-casein-free-diet_90146 THERE’S a likelihood of preemies like my son Amari becoming hyperactive — something also evident in children with autism and other developmental challenges. My family was encouraged to try a gluten/casein-free diet to help control his hyperactivity, and we have found success! All Woman Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Singing to babies engages their attention, creates bonds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Singing-to-babies-engages-their-attention--creates-bonds_90220 MOTHERS singing to babies is an age-old practice found across all cultures and traditions. Now US research finds it is actually an important way to create bonds and stimulate children. All Woman Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Happy birthday Javion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Happy-birthday-Javion_90224 Happy birthday to Javion Chambers from mommy, daddy and the rest of the family. All Woman Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Vows: Perfect Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--Perfect-Love_89119 Eight years of courtship culminated on December 17, 2016 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral when chief investigator in the Office of the Contractor General Sashein Wright and Marc-Anthony Nikolai Chin, Coppershot Music disc jockey, were joined in holy matrimony. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Maureen Denton is home for good http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Maureen-Denton-is-home-for-good_89873 MAUREEN Denton speaks of the Jamaica of her childhood with a smile in her eyes. She has fond memories of early life with her parents, five sisters and one brother in Mavis Bank, St Andrew; Easington, St Thomas, and Goshen, St Elizabeth — wherever dad’s job as an agricultural extension officer dictated they reside. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is 40 the new 30 when it comes to childbearing? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Is-40-the-new-30-when-it-comes-to-childbearing-_89888 A few weeks ago, 50-year-old Janet Jackson stole the spotlight when she announced the birth of her son. Fans heaped praises on her for her courage in light of the complications associated with pregnancy in older women. But incidents like these haven’t been uncommon in recent times. In fact, many women like Jackson have defied the odds to give birth well past the age when medical professionals have said women should not. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sophia Bryan - A woman on a mission http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Sophia-Bryan---A-woman-on-a-mission_89063 SOPHIA Bryan is a woman on a mission to empower entrepreneurs with knowledge that will put them in a more competitive position to build wealth and withstand the challenges associated with running a business. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT What’s the biggest secret someone you dated kept from you? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-s-the-biggest-secret-someone-you-dated-kept-from-you-_89546 A part of bonding with your significant other is confiding things that you would not dare tell anyone else. But the reality is that no one spills all of his or her secrets. Even when people have known their partners for a long time, there are still some skeletons that they do not want to get out of the closet. All Woman asked various individuals to share the biggest secret that someone they dated had hidden from them. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The absolute best parts of being single … and being coupled up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-absolute-best-parts-of-being-single---and-being-coupled-up_89014 RESEARCHERS have found that those who are coupled up excel in their careers and tend to experience success in all walks of life. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT LASCO/JCF top cops treat women of WROC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/LASCO-JCF-top-cops-treat-women-of-WROC_89875 ON Valentine’s Day, the 12 finalists in the LASCO/JCF Police Officer of the Year competition united to take a stand against violence by organising a day of powerful presentations for the community of women aided by the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC). All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Caught in a cheating web http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Caught-in-a-cheating-web_89545 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Remember: Maintenance issues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Remember--Maintenance-issues_89669 UNDER the law, both parents are responsible for providing support for their children under 18 years old, children living with disabilities, or a child who is under 23 and is still attending university. The Jamaican court also makes it possible for a parent living overseas to file for maintenance from a parent living in Jamaica, or for a parent living here to seek maintenance from a parent living in another country, providing that the country is a “reciprocating state”. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT What you need to know about PCOS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-you-need-to-know-about-PCOS_89012 “DOCTOR, my periods have been very irregular and I find myself missing months at a time. Then when it comes, it’s so heavy that I have to wear two pads at a time and it lasts for over a week. Also, I’ve been trying to get pregnant for over two years and nothing is happening, even though we are having sex all the time. Can you tell me what’s wrong?” All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT How to improve your posture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-improve-your-posture_89548 AS children, there was absolutely nothing more nagging than your teachers scolding you about slouching over your desk, or your mother constantly reminding you to sit up straight while at the dinner or homework table. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Restructuring diet to relieve menstrual cramps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Restructuring-diet-to-relieve-menstrual-cramps_89064 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Issues with a low cervix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Issues-with-a-low-cervix_89551 Dear Dr Mitchell, All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT What brought you back from the brink of a break-up? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-brought-you-back-from-the-brink-of-a-break-up-_89547 MOST of us have been there — to that place of uncertainty where we skip through memories and mentally play out situations with one single aim: to decide whether or not to make a clean break or to give the romantic offender a second chance, even while knowing they might hurt us again. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is it possible to overdo the dating game? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Is-it-possible-to-overdo-the-dating-game-_87558 IN pursuit of the perfect spouse we often go through a period of dating and trying out a number of men or women, in the hope of finding our life partner. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT