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 When the ex is good http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/When-the-ex-is-good YOU will be the first to tell the world that you are over them, but in your heart time hasn’t moved on, as you still think about your ex. Everything reminds you of him, and from time to time you’ll look him up on social media, look at his number in your phone, and refuse to date anyone else. All Woman Fri, 06 May 2016 05:58:57 GMT Moving in regrets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Moving-in-regrets THE words ‘let’s move in together’ can sound a death knell for an otherwise OK relationship, and before you know it your heaven becomes your hell, your Genesis your Revelation. No one knows why people change so drastically when they move in together, but the experience is usually an eye-opening one. All Woman Fri, 06 May 2016 05:23:53 GMT Poor performer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Poor-performer SO you have fallen heavily in like with a partner who fulfils all your wants and needs. Well, all but one, and that is in the sex department.  And based on your poor sex life, you are finding it hard to commit your heart to the relationship because you need to be satisfied sexually. As simple as this may sound to others, for some the lack of good sex can be a deal breaker in a relationship. All Woman Fri, 06 May 2016 05:12:15 GMT Man talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Man-talk IT’S only natural to want to brag when you’ve got a good thing going, and many women can’t help sharing with their girlfriends how good they have it when they hit the jackpot with a good man. All Woman Fri, 06 May 2016 05:04:45 GMT Neurodevelopmental disorders- A parent’s perspective http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Neurodevelopmental-disorders--A-parent-s-perspective_59715 MY last child, the baby of the family, turns 17 this year. In many ways he is the baby of family, as he still gets hugs and kisses and his actions still elicit oohs and aahs. You see, my son has a neurodevelopmental disorder, so although 16 years old, he is at the intellectual level of a five-year-old. Every new word he learns, every concept grasped, and any increased awareness of the world around him, is a moment of joy for the family. All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Are you the main course, or the side order? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Are-you-the-main-course-or-the-side-order- He has never indicated or told you that you are his girlfriend/woman, and here you are, months later, still pondering where the relationship is going. Does he have another and you’re the one on the side? All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 05:14:05 GMT Becky, with the good hair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Becky--with-the-good-hair A few weeks ago Beyoncé dropped her sixth album, in which she hints at her man cheating with a woman, Becky, with the good hair. It raises various cultural and social issues, and it’s also obvious to some that the artiste has been holding on to some emotions and has used this avenue to unleash her beast for the world to see. All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 04:52:41 GMT Photo: Nap time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Nap-time_59730 (Model: Josh) All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Breast milk boosts brain growth in preterm babies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Breast-milk-boosts-brain-growth-in-preterm-babies_59717 AN American study has found another potential benefit of breastfeeding. Aside from its nutritional virtues, breast milk has been found to favour more robust brain growth in premature babies. Positive effects were seen in preterm babies fed a daily diet of at least 50 per cent breast milk. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Local Business Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Ready to go http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Ready-to-go_59718 Raihana Shields is all dressed up and ready for a day of shopping. All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Are we dancing or what? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Are-we-dancing-or-what-_58899 Cruz Alexander Cowan seems ready to get down. All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Antibiotic use in early childhood linked with increased risk of pre-diabetes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Antibiotic-use-in-early-childhood-linked-with-increased-risk-of-pre-diabetes_58909 AT any age, taking antibiotics is known to disrupt naturally occurring gut flora by killing certain good bacteria. All Woman Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vows: Planning the perfect wedding http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--Planning-the-perfect-wedding_59110 The Bliss Bridal Boutique-Bridal Trunk Show held on Saturday, April 23, inside the Grand Jamaica Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, attracted scores of patrons eager to explore the multitude of offerings available to those about to tie the knot, their families and the many wedding consultants looking to up the ante. The event, which was the first of its kind and endorsed by The Jamaica Bridal Expo, was streamed live for those unable to attend. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Delayed puberty? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Delayed-puberty-_58915 Dear Dr Mitchell, All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT WE-Change http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/WE-Change_58929 WOMEN Empowerment (WE)-Change is making strides in empowering women by participating in social justice advocacy and creating safe alternative spaces for women. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Relationship problems you just can’t fix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Relationship-problems-you-just-can-t-fix_59062 Everyone is happy when a relationship blooms, and eternal bliss is the recurring thought process of both parties involved. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Joel Harris is a woman’s man http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Joel-Harris-is-a-woman-s-man_59318 HE is creative, passionate, caring and positive, and his supportive nature has seen him channelling his energies towards helping single mothers and at-risk youth. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Clues you’re vitamin-deficient http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Clues-you-re-vitamin-deficient_59356 OUR bodies are designed to set off alarms when things aren’t quite right. So the mysterious cramps, pain and strange marks possibly aren’t unexplainable — they could be messages that you are skimping on valuable vitamins. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Developing trust http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Developing-trust_58512 A good parent-child bond is what most mothers and fathers desire, but oftentimes this doesn’t happen. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT First-time regrets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/First-time-regrets_57703 “WRONG boy, wrong place, wrong time,” are some of the things women say about their first sexual encounters. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Little people snapshots - May 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Little-people-snapshots---May-2_58916 You smile, I smile All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Young mummy diaries - They have chosen us! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Young-mummy-diaries---They-have-chosen-us-_58941 THE statement about our children choosing us is quite profound. As parents we sometimes lose ourselves, getting caught up in playing various roles: the authoritarian, the provider, the guide, the way maker, the teacher, the head of state, the don, in our homes. But have we ever stopped to try and think from the other side of the fence? Yes, we all know the story of the birds and the bees, but I’m quite taken with the perspective that our children chose us. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT He doesn’t want to be a husband http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/He-doesn-t-want-to-be-a-husband_57728 WHEN dating someone you admire and love, your next expectation is usually marriage and even if it takes an eternity, many women are willing to wait for the ring. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Kegels 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Kegels-101_58942 THE vagina is an elastic, muscular canal whose muscles, due to a number of events like childbirth, can lose elasticity, leading many women to lack sexual confidence. To correct this, sexologist Nerissa Irving recommends Kegel exercises. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tribute to household workers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Tribute-to-household-workers_58940 Simone Clarke-Cooper (left), group chief communication manager – GraceKennedy Limited, updates Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on plans for the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year 2016 Awards. The occasion was a recent courtesy call at King’s House by a delegation of representatives of the awards. Also pictured are Rosetta Steer (3rd right), first-place winner for 2015; Donna Smith (2nd right) third-place winner for 2015; and Jean Lowrie-Chin, co-ideator and judge of the awards. In 2014, GraceKennedy Limited introduced the awards to honour some of Jamaica’s finest workers. Since its inception, each year Jamaicans are given an opportunity to nominate men and women who serve as household workers, including gardeners, handymen, caregivers and cooks for the top awards. All Woman Mon, 02 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT