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 I wish my partner knew… http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-wish-my-partner-knew- Many men believe they’re experts when it comes to love and sex, and some are so set in their ways that you can’t tell them otherwise. All Woman Wed, 27 May 2015 05:34:06 GMT Merkel tops Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Merkel-tops-Forbes-100-Most-Powerful-Women-list German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fifth year tops the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, but for the first time Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels, the magazine said Tuesday. All Woman Wed, 27 May 2015 05:47:48 GMT How to go from booty call to boo http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-go-from-booty-call-to-boo Single women, in their effort to find themselves men, sometimes make every mistake there is in the book. One of them is being a friend with benefits, in the hopes that the men will eventually come around to realising their relationship potential. All Woman Wed, 27 May 2015 05:21:12 GMT Are you a helicopter parent? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Are-you-a-helicopter-parent_19019064 ACCORDING to psychologists, a child's development may be stunted when a parent is overly clingy and anxious about being separated from the child. All Woman Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Brides-for-sale--European-women-lured-for-sham-marriages LONDON, UK (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. All Woman Wed, 27 May 2015 05:57:10 GMT That time I left my baby on top of the car... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/And-other-parenting-lapses_18988347 AS a parent your aim is to try your hardest to ensure your child is afforded the best in life, be it health, protection, education or social amenities. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Help for snorers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Help-for-snorers_18981146 SNORING is that sound made during sleep from the vibration of the back of the throat due to partial airway obstruction, and apart from being a nuisance to those nearby, it may lead to disharmony in the bedroom. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Men, get your prostate glands checked! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Men--get-your-prostate-glands-checked_18982202 PROSTATE cancer is the one of the most common cancers found in men worldwide, and locally it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT The moment he knew he was in love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-moment-he-knew-he-was-in-love_18971493 IT may have been a glance, a brush of the hand, a corny joke or many years of dating, when you finally realised you were experiencing the emotion many people desire, yet view with anxiety. Love, though hard to explain, is a wonderful emotion. But how do we know that we love and that the love is real? All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nicole the explorer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Nicole-the-explorer_18986256 SHE'S reserved, curious, determined, adventurous and loves experiencing every aspect of nature. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT I want him back http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-want-him-back_18968706 I was in a relationship for 16 years and I broke it off a few years ago because we were going through problems and I didn't know how to cope with them. We were still always close although we started seeing other people. I realised that I was never happy in the other relationships and kept comparing them with my ex. I then decided to try to get back with him, and then I found out I was pregnant. I told him, but he wants nothing to do with me and has told me there is no chance of us getting back together, although I know he still loves me and would do anything to help me. I love him so much. What should I do? All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT Signs he wants to spend the rest of his life with you http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Signs-he-wants-to-spend-the-rest-of-his-life-with-you_18975106 JUDGING your man's thoughts can be very difficult, and when you're at a serious point in your relationship, assessing his level of commitment can be equally challenging. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to know you’re dating a MARRIED MAN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/MARRIED-MAN_18988571 THOUGH a simple check at the Registrar General's Department will reveal the information, and though often the signs are as clear as day, many women continue to date married men and when things get sticky, they'll use the excuse, "I didn't know." All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT Sweden to give single women access to reproductive help http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Sweden-to-give-single-women-access-to-reproductive-help_18992337 STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) -- Sweden said Thursday that it wants to give single women access to assisted reproductive technologies, following in the footsteps of several other Western nations. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Telecommunications veteran http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Telecommunications-veteran_18992293 LIME/FLOW CEO Garfield Sinclair celebrates with telecommunications veteran Eulyn Hepburn-Lee who served the company for 45 years. Sinclair joined several other employees in celebration of Hepburn-Lee's achievements and commitment to the company at a special pre-retirement function held at LIME's corporate office recently. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Diabetes, hypertension: THE SILENT KILLERS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/THE-SILENT-KILLERS_18982049 IN times gone by in the Caribbean, infectious/communicable diseases like cholera, dengue, measles and gastroenteritis were prevalent. They were feared, as they were the leading cause of death, so much so that the islands quickly developed vaccination strategies and hygiene campaigns. Specialisations in the field of public health blossomed and various categories of infection control personnel were employed. Thus the rates of communicable diseases fell. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT The pitfalls of breaking up in the age of social media http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-pitfalls-of-breaking-up-in-the-age-of-social-media_18981652 THERE is nothing easy about a break-up, and the social media era makes it no easier. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Acrylic nails could be a breeding ground for bacteria http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Acrylic-nails-could-be-a-breeding-ground-for-bacteria_18974990 ACRYLIC nails may be stylish and look great on your hands, but they may cause serious health problems for the wearer and the technician applying them if proper precautions aren't taken. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT A gift for you http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/A-gift-for-you_18974578 Grace Peynado (right) chief chaperone of the Miss Teen Jamaica competition, presents a gift to the wife of the Rev Whitson Williams, rector of the St Matthews Anglican Church, Allman Town, on May 9, Mother's Day. Peynado accompanied the Miss Teen Jamaica 2015 finalists to a special Mother's Day service at the church, where they presented gifts to 25 mothers. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Feedback on May 18 AW issue http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Feedback_18969613 Merlene Lamoth -- Defying all odds All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Let's Dance Forever! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--May-25-_18982432 It's like I've waited my whole life for this one night Local Lifestyle Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT How to really get rid of that post-baby belly http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-really-get-rid-of-that-post-baby-belly_18981414 BELLY fat is something we all hate; it's the most difficult area to lose weight from and after the body has gone through pregnancy changes, the challenge may be even greater. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Am I on the right weight loss track? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Am-I-on-the-right-weight-loss-track_18988114 I want to start a weight loss programme but I need some advice about healthier meal plans. I am 21 years old and 5 ft 7 inches tall. I am currently overweight as I weigh 170 pounds. I wish to lose around 20 pounds. In the past two weeks I have decided to cut out fast foods, ice cream and sweets from my diet as these unhealthy foods were the source of my weight gain. Also, on a daily basis, I would have porridge for breakfast, then a heavy lunch that consisted of either rice and peas with the meat kind being either fried or baked chicken, fish, mutton or pork. Then in the evenings I would eat a heavy dinner that consisted of either ground provisions and dumplings or white rice with either of the mentioned meat kinds above. In the past two weeks I have started eating fruits for breakfast, chicken or fish salads or soup and a patty for lunch. In the evenings I will eat something light like cereal or have more fruits. I also try to exercise at least four times per week by doing the 30-minute abdominal workout by Jillian Michaels, since most of the weight that I want to lose is in my midsection. I haven't lost any weight as yet, but it's just two weeks so I'm wondering if I'm on the right track. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT All Woman poll - May 25 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/stock-aw-poll_18968900 The grim reaper All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT The most invaluable relationship advice I'VE EVER RECEIVED http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-most-invaluable-relationship-advice-I-VE-EVER-RECEIVED_18971504 IT'S common to seek advice before embarking on a new journey; likewise, before entering a new relationship or falling in love, people will offer words of wisdom for your guidance. All Woman Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT