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 Raising brainiacs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Raising-brainiacs_17550115 WHEN preparing or buying food for your young child, it is important that you include foods which will help both their physical and mental health. All Woman Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Your pregnancy: 10 early signs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Your-pregnancy--10-early-signs_17552610 There are some tell-tale signs that indicate that you are pregnant, some you will notice even before that missed period or before you do that pregnancy test. Could you be pregnant? Here are some of the early signs to watch out for. All Woman Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Should you pierce your baby's ears? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Should-you-pierce-your-baby-s-ears-_17550074 THERE are a number of reasons parents decide to have their daughters' ears pierced. Two of the most common reasons are personal preference and simply to identify the baby as a girl. All Woman Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Identifying, preventing Chikungunya in your child http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Identifying--preventing-Chikungunya-in-your-child_17549957 The Chikungunya virus is transmitted to children through mosquito bites. The virus is spread when mosquitoes become infected after feeding on a person already infected, then bites another person. All Woman Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Things I regret doing for my ex http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Things-I-regret-doing-for-my-ex_17533710 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 boiling sun to wash his ride while he slept like a baby in the living room; or allowing him to drive your car to pick up his baby's mother while you took the bus to work, rest assured, you are not alone. If we were all to be honest, the revelations would be numerous, as silly or downright stupid actions done in the name of love transcend race, class and educational attainment. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Short men make better husbands but... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/SHORT-MEN-make-better-husbands-but---_17511509 BEING the runt of the litter means that short men are many times overcompensating for their lack of height with wonderful personalities, and many women will tell you that compared to other men, short men are more inclined to be eager to please, as they seek to compete against their taller counterparts. Thus short men in relationships are many times more honest, caring and less likely to cheat, making them ideal partners. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Claudia Barrows - Life at a funeral http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Claudia-Barrows---Life-at-a-funeral_17511508 AFTER a stressful week at work, many women unwind by spending time with family and friends. But not Claudia Barrows. At the end of her week as an accountant, she suits up and moves to her new role -- as public relations officer and hearse driver for Jones Funeral Home and Supplies -- a weekend job which sees her also bringing joy to the family of the dead, through song. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Who is really the other woman? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Who-is-really-the-other-woman-_17510684 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT What are my entitlements? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-are-my-entitlements-_17510707 Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 208 pounds with high cholesterol, bad knees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/208-pounds-with-high-cholesterol--bad-knees_17535576 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Supplements, exercise can help in weight gain http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Supplements--exercise-can-help-in-weight-gain_17534258 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. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT My experience with PCOS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/My-experience-with-PCOS_17511481 JANE B, 39, admits that for a number of years she was happy to know her period came every four or sometimes six months. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT The pill's many wonders http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-pill-s-many-wonders_17534889 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. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Eating fish good for women's hearing — study http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Eating-fish-good-for-women-s-hearing---study_17533853 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. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT You have no rights as a common-law wife if... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/You-have-no-rights-as-a-common-law-wife-if---_17438129 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. All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT AW Poll Results - Me time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Poll-Results---Me-time_17520134 We asked: All Woman Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Six women execs to speak at Power of Sisterhood http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Six-women-execs-to-speak-at-Power-of-Sisterhood_17544418 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. General News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Mom: My lover killed my daughter and got away with it http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Mom--My-lover-killed-my-daughter-and-got-away-with-it_17493880 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. General News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT VOWS - Operation: Happily Ever After http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/VOWS---Operation--Happily-Ever-After_17472416 The classic fairy-tale dream of marrying a friend from childhood is seldom realised, but in the case of Lloy Richardson, wealth manager at First Caribbean International Securities Limited, and Jamaica Defence Force military officer Captain Theodore Palmer, life devised its own plan for their paths to intertwine from a very young age. All Woman Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Exposure to two languages benefits babies’ brains http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Exposure-to-two-languages-benefits-babies--brains_17512264 An international team of researchers based in Singapore says the cognitive advantages of exposure to two languages are significant and reveal themselves early on, regardless of the languages spoken. All Woman Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Parenting with technology http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Parenting-with-technology-_17510847 This week we introduce a new feature, Parenting with Technology, where parents will share how they use technology to help their children learn. Over the next several weeks you'll hear from a variety of parents about how they use smartphones, tablets and other devices in their children's education; the devices/programmes, applications used by parents of children with special needs; how each parent uses the technology to strike a balance between learning, having fun and spending quality time with their children, and integrating technology into the overall parenting process. All Woman Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Your pregnancy: baby spacing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Your-pregnancy--baby-spacing_17511504 DOCTORS will encourage you to avoid closely spacing your babies, to, among other things, prevent problems with your health and your baby's health. All Woman Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Recycled Style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Recycled-Style_17483465 HEARING that your jewellry and other accessories are made from recycled plastic bottles may not rest well in your mind, and Melissa Preddie faced much opposition when she started Aviola Accessories. All Woman Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Getting no commitment from him http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Getting-no-commitment-from-him_17483957 Dear Counsellor All Woman Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:19:00 GMT 'Menopause destroyed my marriage' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/-Menopause-destroyed-my-marriage-_17438094 WHILE some people believe that life begins at 40, and that 50 is the new 35, it was not so for 54-year-old Gloria*. She confessed that, unlike many other women who experienced decreased sex after a certain age, her libido was so intense after age 44 that her husband, who was nearing his 60s, could no longer satisfy her and she began looking outside of her marriage. All Woman Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:19:00 GMT