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 Why I pretend to have a man http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Why-I-pretend-I-have-a-man Having a man is like a badge of honour for many women, but truth is, there are just not enough good ones to go around. Even the Bible tells us that some will have the gift of singleness and some the gift of marriage, but it seems like that little tidbit is ignored by many women who insist on having someone, no matter whom, even if that someone is all in their minds. All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:08:39 GMT I want her life! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-want-her-life- THERE are many local women who have been making strides in their careers and personal lives, some quietly, some in the limelight. These are the women who stand as role models for others; they may not be your typical ‘who I want to be when I grow up’, but they exude some quality, some je ne sais quoi, that makes them stand out. All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:04:40 GMT How to encourage your partner to get tested http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-encourage-your-partner-to-get-tested So you want to do a HIV test. How do you encourage your partner to get tested as well? All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:03:48 GMT My girl’s a Peeping Tom http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/My-girl-s-a-Peeping-Tom Relationship counsellor Wayne Powell said when a woman searches her man’s phone, it is a case where she experiences a sense of insecurity in the relationship and feels the need to keep a close watch on her spouse to ensure her emotional security and well-being. All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:05:51 GMT Does your spouse have a personality disorder? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Does-your-spouse-have-a-personality-disorder- Ever had a girlfriend or boyfriend who you swore could compete with Kathy Bates in Misery? Sometimes it’s not until after the break up that we realise how lucky we were to escape the affections of someone with a personality disorder. All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:23:04 GMT Where must the Christians date? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Where-must-the-Christians-date- For the Christian who wants to date, the struggle is real. It comes with figuring out exactly what to do without feeling awkward, and without crossing religious boundaries. All Woman Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:05:34 GMT 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