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 Anika Smith: A heart of gold http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Anika-Smith-A-heart-of-gold_18254119 IT is said that children live what they learn, and 35-year-old Anika Smith has used a lesson she learnt as a youngster to shape her adult life. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT When men can't handle cheating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/When-men-can-t-handle-cheating_18272060 NEW research has backed up what many women knew all along -- men are more likely than women to be totally devastated by sexual infidelity. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT What does that abnormal pap smear mean? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-does-that-abnormal-pap-smear-mean_18265439 WOMEN are often told that once sexually active they should do routine pap smears, or have them conducted yearly after their 21st birthday, to determine if they are at risk of developing cervical cancer. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Sex or the smartphone? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Sex-or-the-smartphone-_18265458 SMARTPHONES have more or less become like second skin for many men, and many women have complained that the phone goes everywhere their men go, for some even in Ziploc bags in the shower. Some have been accused of neglecting their partners in favour of Candy Crush; others reach for the devices during dinner, and even immediately after lovemaking. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT 50 pounds down, more to go http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/50-pounds-down--more-to-go_18272027 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT Fifty Shades movie has women in a tizzy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Fifty-Shades-movie-has-women-in-a-tizzy_18249632 IN the summer of 2013, the Internet exploded with reports that the book Fifty Shades of Grey had been blamed for an increase in sex-related accident calls to the London Fire Brigade — dozens of calls in fact. News reports then indicated that thanks to the popularity of the erotic novel, calls were coming in from people who wanted to be freed from awkward sexual positions. People had been handcuffed to places where they shouldn't have been, others had rings and other jewellery stuck on body parts where they shouldn't have been. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Wrong parents on my birth certificate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Wrong-parents-on-my-birth-certificate_18239622 Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT He controls my every move http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/He-controls-my-every-move_18239620 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT AW Poll Results - Notches in the bedpost http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Notches-in-the-bedpost_18249185 We asked: All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Remember: Jealousy can affect your health http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Remember--Jealousy-can-affect-your-health_18227593 PSYCHOLOGISTS say there are two types of jealousy -- healthy and unhealthy. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Vows - A Couple of Forevers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows---A-Couple-of-Forevers_18247098 How They Met... Local Lifestyle Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT When it’s not DANDRUFF http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/DANDRUFF_18265446 JUST about everyone would have experienced what they believe to be dandruff at some point in their lives. However, not every flaky scalp condition is in fact dandruff. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT On rusty parts and oil build-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/On-rusty-parts-and-oil-build-up_18265244 THE body knows what it needs and uses, and also discards what it doesn't need. Likewise, overworking an organ can cause it to shut down, while underusing the organ can make it a bit rusty. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT No motivation to work out? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/No-motivation-to-work-out_18258678 BECOMING a couch potato and losing track of fitness goals rarely pose a challenge for anyone, but getting back on track can be difficult when you don't have the right motivation. All Woman Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT The Perfect Clutch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-Perfect-Clutch_18258732 Eric George 654 — that's the name given by Ericka Donaldson for her impressive collection of handbags, each made by her in under three hours with material sourced between LP Azar and Ping's fabric. Local Lifestyle Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT On duty: Dr Romayne Edwards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/On-duty--Dr-Romayne-Edwards THE sound of her notoriously high heels on the emergency room floor at the University Hospital of the West Indies can be heard from a mile away. She’s never off point, and this busy doctor credits her endurance and strong calves to her exercise regimen at Gymkhana. All Woman Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:17:09 GMT The back-up plan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-back-up-plan EVERY woman has a back-up plan — it’s for when Plan A doesn’t work, and Plan B needs to be activated to ensure the continued emotional health of the species. All Woman Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:53:40 GMT Interesting reasons for his tattoo http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Interesting-reasons-for-his-tattoo A tattoo is a permanent mark and as such can be a potent reminder of something an individual holds dear. All Woman Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:00:40 GMT Take a hike http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Take-a-hike EVERY so often we’ll see ads for hiking trips, whether for the Cockpit Country or the Blue Mountains. It’s a great way to be one with nature, but before you even set foot outside, there are a few rules to follow. All Woman Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:00:48 GMT What to expect when attending a fitness boot camp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/What-to-expect-when-attending-a-fitness-boot-camp Maybe the conventional workout isn't doing it for you. You're that person who needs a bit more of a challenge. Why not step it up a notch and give fitness boot camp a try? All Woman Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:26:09 GMT More things my ex-boyfriend taught me http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/More-things-my-ex-boyfriend-taught-me NOW that he is in the past you can finally have some clarity and be able to reflect on your experiences with him. For sure there were happy moments with him, filled with tons of excitement and laughter. But of course there were the times he made you cry. All Woman Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:54:08 GMT Biker girl http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Biker-girl DIANDRA Chuck loves dirt bikes. All Woman Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:20:47 GMT Secrets to choosing the perfect perfume  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Secrets-to-choosing-the-perfect-perfume EVERY woman loves a good perfume; whether it’s the perfume she wears herself or the cologne on her man, she can appreciate a good fragrance when she smells it. All Woman Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:31:40 GMT Giving her the boot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Giving-her-the-boot ONCE some women get a foothold in the lives of the men they want they waste no time in declaring themselves queens. And sooner or later, the king will have no choice but to dethrone this queen. Whether it is that she passes her place and does something outlandish, or he spots something in her behaviour he wants to nip in the bud before it’s too late, many men understand that sometimes giving their women the boot becomes a necessity. All Woman Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:26:34 GMT Understanding eating disorders in women http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Understanding-eating-disorders-in-women EATING disorders are a reality for many women, even in a country like Jamaica where culturally, bigger bodies are celebrated. This illness is no respecter of race, age, gender or social class. All Woman Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:12:43 GMT