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 Platonic friendships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Platonic-friendships One strong feature of intimate relationships is quality time spent together. It is important because it is where communication is most active and where a bond can be formed. But what happens when that time is divided between your partner and a friend, worse, a friend of the opposite sex? Is it cheating if you give more time to someone else other than your mate? All Woman Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:55:49 GMT Digging into his past http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Digging-into-his-past The past should be used to order change, offer guidance, and to set standards for the future. But how deep should you dig, or reveal? All Woman Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:04:12 GMT How much is too much to compromise on? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-much-is-too-much-to-compromise-on- All relationships require compromise. It is important to note this as you learn about your partner. There will be things in all relationships that each person hates about the other, and guess what? It is perfectly normal. Understand that no two persons are the same, and because of this, it is imperative that you shape your relationship on this premise as it will cause less drama for you. All Woman Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:53:50 GMT How to argue effectively http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-argue-effectively Arguments will flare up in your relationship because it’s human nature to disagree. But what is unacceptable is when every single conversation is an argument, and after all is said, there is avoidance and malice. All Woman Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:05:20 GMT The unwritten dating code http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-unwritten-dating-code It has been said that love is no respecter of person – it’s something that just happens. But it can get real complicated and real ugly once it goes against social norms, like when Cupid strikes the hearts of you and your friend’s ex. All Woman Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:57:58 GMT When she threatens harm http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/When-she-threatens-harm Many of our grandmothers have taught us how to react if a man hurts us – some of these suggestions not fit for sharing. And the feisty Jamaican woman will warn her man what will happen if he messes up after she has trusted him with her heart. All Woman Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:49:17 GMT Introducing solid foods http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Introducing-solid-foods_93143 WHETHER your baby is interested in the food that you are eating or he/she is no longer showing interest in breast milk and formula, sometimes you may decide to introduce solid foods much sooner than is recommended. One of the most common items for Jamaicans, according to nutritionist and dietician Jenelle Solomon, is porridge. All Woman Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Preparing your home to welcome a new baby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Preparing-your-home-to-welcome-a-new-baby_93142 PREPARING your family and by extension your home for a baby can be quite exciting, but it always seems as if there are a million and one things to get through. And while this might be true, clinical psychologist Dr Pearnel Bell has generated a list of tips that will ease your burden. All Woman Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Scientists develop a dietary kit to beat baby blues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Scientists-develop-a-dietary-kit-to-beat-baby-blues_93141 RESEARCHERS based in Toronto, Canada, were able to reduce depression symptoms associated with baby blues in new mothers by using a nutrition-based treatment to help counter chemical changes in the brain that occur during the postpartum period. All Woman Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Photo: It’s my birthday! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--It-s-my-birthday-_93139 Model: Gianna Simpson All Woman Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Relationship ghosts you need to get rid of http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Relationship-ghosts-you-need-to-get-rid-of_92622 WE all have ghosts of our past that rear their heads at some of the most inopportune times. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Karen Kirlew: Doing God’s work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Karen-Kirlew--Doing-God-s-work_92526 SHE was recently named president-elect of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), shattering the glass ceiling that had existed for centuries. But for 43-year-old Reverend Karen Kirlew, this achievement has happened in God’s own timing. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT The fornication conundrum http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-fornication-conundrum_92683 THERE are countless issues surrounding being a single Christian and having sex. People often ask how far they can go before marriage, what to do if they have already crossed that line, and especially, if fate doesn’t dictate that a partner will be in the picture, whether all biblical rules can be thrown out the window. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Men sum up their competition too http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Men-sum-up-their-competition-too_92315 DESPITE whatever you may have heard, it’s not only women who take the time to sum up their competition when they lose out to another woman. Yes, a man also gets rattled when a woman chooses another man over him. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fighting endometriosis with the right diet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Fighting-endometriosis-with-the-right-diet_92679 AS Endometriosis Awareness Month continues, more women have come forward to share their stories of fighting the debilitating disease. Cheryl Holdsworth McKenzie, a high school English teacher, shares with All Woman how she has used diet to control the condition, and how she infuses awareness of endometriosis in her lessons and interaction with students. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hubby used NHT money to buy property with mistress http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Hubby-used-NHT-money-to-buy-property-with-mistress_92755 DEAR MRS MACAULAY, All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Best workouts for lazy people http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Best-workouts-for-lazy-people_92313 IN the exercise world, you’ll find the busybodies who cannot spare 10 minutes to do a workout; the training junkies who overexert themselves; people who just do not want to challenge themselves to do more; and the lazy ones who simply refuse to get up and work out. But what this last group doesn’t realise is that it does not take much effort to exercise for 20 minutes three times a week. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Foods you should eliminate from your diet for good http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Foods-you-should-eliminate-from-your-diet-for-good_92722 EATING healthy can be quite difficult when you’re addicted to the unhealthy foods that taste so good. But dietician and nutritionist Jenelle Solomon said while there is no one-size-fits-all diet since everyone has unique dietary needs, there are certain principles that you should adopt in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mesotherapy treatment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Mesotherapy-treatment_92714 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Performance anxiety in women http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Performance-anxiety-in-women_92704 THOUGH infrequently talked about, performance anxiety sometimes affects women, although perhaps on a smaller scale than men. Sex therapist Dr Sydney McGill says that while there may be medical reasons for this condition, there are ways in which partners can help each other to surmount this daunting sexual hurdle. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT New girl wants to know her status http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/New-girl-wants-to-know-her-status_92312 DEAR COUNSELLOR, All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pregnancy after a C-Section http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Pregnancy-after-a-C-Section_92754 Dear Dr Mitchell, All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT AW Fashion: All In A ‘Rowé’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Fashion--All-In-A--Row--_92224 Mid-afternoon dives from his yacht or sunset respites by the infinity pool would be a fair expectation of Andre Rowé’s man of leisure as the eponymous designer unveiled his latest resort collection of breezy knits and tailored swimwear — at times structured, at others, snug — for 2017. AW: Fashion creates a vision board from the atmospheric lookbook, and goes front and centre at The Haven on Hillcrest Avenue for the big reveal. All Woman Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/New-IPU-and-UN-Women-map-shows-women-s-representation-in-politics-stagnating2017-03-17T09-33-00 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. All Woman Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:16:21 GMT New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/New-IPU-and-UN-Women-map-shows-women-s-representation-in-politics-stagnating BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. All Woman Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:16:21 GMT