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 Annicia Gayle-Geddes: The change agent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Annicia-Gayle-Geddes--The-change-agent_18466770 SHE'S tenacious and purpose-driven and she's also helping to lead the charge for equal human rights for people with disabilities. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dumped, spurned, rejected by love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Dumped--spurned--rejected-by-love THOSE who have experienced it may tell you that nothing is more agonising than being rejected by a love interest. To be spurned after you have spent days, months, maybe years yearning can be devastating, as the readers below recount. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:39 GMT Why 'missionary' is best http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Why--missionary--is-best_18476359 WHEN people speak about having safe sex, they're usually referring to protection from sexually transmitted diseases and infections by using condoms. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT I want to change my child’s name http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-want-to-change-my-child-s-name Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:07:46 GMT Are you raising a digital dunce? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Are-you-raising-a-digital-dunce- CHILDREN who are exposed to too much television, computer games and other digital devices  are prone to paying less attention in class, becoming fat, and becoming more tolerant to violence. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:18:48 GMT AW Poll Results - Our daily bread http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Poll-Results---Our-daily-bread We asked: All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:41 GMT The straw that broke the camel's back http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-straw-that-broke-the-camel-s-back A bad relationship can leave you drained, miserable and unhappy; yet many people stick around hoping that things will change. Many people put up with pain, pressure, and all kinds of ills for the benefit of their relationship — they stay for the kids, for the stability, for the finances — until one final straw breaks the camel’s back. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:06:32 GMT Expo for IWD http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Expo-for-IWD THE Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre will this year host a Women’s expo in commemoration of International Women’s Day under the theme Women & Girls: Making it Happen. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:38 GMT A failed marriage doesn’t mean you’re a failure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/A-failed-marriage-doesn-t-mean-you-re-a-failure FOR the most part I would want to think that many people enter into marriage with the hope that it will last forever. When that does not happen, the blow can be so powerful that some of us are never able to recover. Accepting that our destiny is not completely up to us can help in adjusting to the unexpected.  You see, life has a way of dealing us the unexpected so the sooner we learn to adjust, the better. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:05:30 GMT Big boobs, big problems http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Big-boobs--big-problems THE female breasts are important structures — from providing sexual stimulus to nutrition for newborns, they play an important role.But with such great responsibility the twin sisters can also be the source of much psychological grief pain, frustration and strife. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:07:44 GMT How long should you wait to have children? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-long-should-you-wait-to-have-children- ANICIA is now 40, and one of her greatest regrets is not having the three children she had dreamt of.   All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:11 GMT My ill-tempered boyfriend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/My-ill-tempered-boyfriend Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:18:46 GMT Foods that guarantee a longer life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Foods-that-guarantee-a-longer-life THE saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true, as everything you eat becomes part of your inner being and the outer fabric of your body, and what you consume can have long-term effects on your overall health. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:04:35 GMT The kind of person I’d never, ever date http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/I-d-never--ever-date JUST about everyone has a standard when it comes to the type of person they would get involved with — for some it’s all about appearance, for others personality is key. What goes for one person is not necessarily what goes for the other, but what is true is that one person’s ideal is never another person’s, giving credence to the saying that ‘every hoe have im stick a bush’. All Woman Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:58:16 GMT 5 toys to spice up your anorexic love life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/5-toys-to-spice-up-your-anorexic-love-life A little help in the bedroom never hurt anyone, and toys are becoming staples in many bedrooms. Sade Buckeridge, owner of Fetish Secretz, shares below five hot items to help get your Fifty Shades of Grey passion on. All Woman Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:15:35 GMT Should you be friends with your ex? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Should-you-be-friends-with-your-ex- If you are not walking down the aisle to become man and wife, then you are certainly sprinting towards the other direction — a break-up. But what happens after? Should you put your differences aside and become friends? Or should you just walk away and call it quits? All Woman Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:04:28 GMT How do you know she’s a keeper? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-do-you-know-she-s-a-keeper- When do men know you’re their forever? Is there a sign, an action, something that tells them definitively? Of all the women in the world, how does he know that you are ‘the one’? All Woman Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:26:37 GMT Stomach cancer facts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Stomach-cancer-facts Jamaicans are the first to say they have ‘gas’ when they feel some amount of discomfort in their abdomen, but sometimes the prognosis is more serious. All Woman Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:41:50 GMT Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Episodes-of-intense-anger-associated-with-high-risk-of-heart-attack The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the "usual frequency" patterns of anger. All Woman Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:01:32 GMT Women’s body image is about what men like, study finds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Women-s-body-image-is-about-what-men-like--study-finds WHEN told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in the US. All Woman Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:20:45 GMT Parenting FEARS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Parenting--FEARS_18429107 THERE is indeed a lot of joy and satisfaction in being a parent. But while many feel this is a role to celebrate - and rightly so -- there are those nerve-racking moments when fears set in about their children's present, past and future experiences, especially when things happen that are beyond the parents' control. All Woman Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT The sky’s the limit for Shamoy Hajare http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-sky-s-the-limit-for-Shamoy-Hajare She credits her mother for her ambition and diligence, and a genuine love for people has been making her thrive in her field. All Woman Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:59:55 GMT Early exposure to Peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Early-exposure-to-Peanuts-helps-prevent-allergies-in-kids_18464641 FOR years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. All Woman Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Who cheats more? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Who-cheats-more- So much goes into keeping a relationship going, and when things begin to fall apart, sometimes one or both parties look to other persons to satisfy their needs. All Woman Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:08:08 GMT Resuscitate your relationship with erotica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Resuscitate-your-relationship-with-erotica So the honeymoon phase of your relationship is over and life is becoming monotonous. Everything in the relationship has become boring, including the sex, which is now once a week, and a scheduled activity. Honestly, you have both tried everything that you could possibly think of, but still there is something lacking. How can you get that spark back? All Woman Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:54:57 GMT