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 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 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 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 AW Poll: The art of communication http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Poll--The-art-of-communication_89893 WE ASKED: Who is better at communication? 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 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 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 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 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 AW Fashion: New York City Girls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Fashion--New-York-City-Girls_89519 Jamaica’s model citizens — from the agency camps of Saint International and Pulse, with reggae royalty Selah Marley, and runway coach/television personality Stacey McKenzie in on the action — joined their peers on the runways of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017. All Woman: Fashion calls back the black, green, and gold sightings that defined the just-capped stateside leg of the international schedule of shows. All Woman Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Relationship regrets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Relationship-regrets Some people will insist that they only learnt life lessons from their past relationships and have no regrets; others will be honest and admit that there are some people in their past that they wish nothing but the worst for. Regrets are normal emotions, and admitting that not all was perfect, and that you have made mistakes in your past is one of the key steps in moving forward. All Woman Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:10:13 GMT 8 years and no ring http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/8-years-and-no-ring It should be a given that after a couple has spent some time together courting, that marriage should be the next natural step. That sounds like the natural order of things, yet countless couples are nearing or have passed the decade mark together with no talk of a ring. All Woman Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:55:49 GMT Settling for love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Settling-for-love Many women especially are fearful of being alone as they get up in age, leaving them to lower their standards and entertain men they wouldn’t have usually. This stems from a fear of being alone, of ever finding the right person to have children with, and the attached stigma of not being coupled up by a certain age. All Woman Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:46:41 GMT Advice from the wise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Advice-from-the-wise It might seem sometimes that your parents are too much into your personal affairs or are trying to control you, but 99 per cent of the time it is because they just don’t want you making the same mistakes they did. All Woman Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:45:09 GMT Having a Plan B, just in case http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Having-a-Plan-B--just-in-case The fear of giving your heart to someone and then being used is real, as many people have been burnt by love. As such, many have been keeping their options open by having a Plan B partner to fill in when the going gets rough. Is this a viable proposition? All Woman Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:42:53 GMT Love: unequally yoked http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Love--unequally-yoked Love should know no bounds, but in actuality, there are many factors that can affect its ability to flourish. These include social differences that make a couple unequally yoked – differences like social class. All Woman Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:41:08 GMT The effect of music on children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-effect-of-music-on-children_89529 MUSIC is described as the universal language — one that even foetuses can understand. And with successive research data showing a correlation between children exposed to music and higher academic achievement, more parents are exposing their children to music — even in the womb. All Woman Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bacterial MENINGITIS and your baby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Bacterial-MENINGITIS-and-your-baby_88699 BACTERIAL meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges or brain coverings by bacterial organisms. Dr Anona Griffith, paediatrician at Gateway Plaza, Old Harbour, said that the condition is serious and life-threatening and has possible long-term challenges for survivors. All Woman Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT