Jodi-Ann Quarrie: All the possibilities

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HAD Jodi-Ann Quarrie got into the Faculty of Law on her first try, she reckons she would not have become the woman she is today. This roadblock drove her to detour into the Faculty of Humanities at The University of the West Indies (UWI), where she planned to study language, communication and society until she could transfer to law the following semester. But she proceeded to have the worst semester of her entire academic career, so much so that she didn’t even bother to apply for…

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The most Harmful health advice

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 WHILE most first degrees take about three or four years to complete, a first degree in medicine tends to take at least five. The graduate then has to complete at least a year of on-the-job training before he/she is licensed to give general medical advice to anyone. Yet many of us are guilty of thinking that two minutes of scholarly reading on the Internet qualifies us to diagnose and treat our own medical illnesses.

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Preventing and treating diaper rash

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 ANY baby can get diaper rash, and its presence is not necessarily an indication that the parent isn’t exercising the best care. In fact, something as simple as sensitive skin, using the wrong diaper, or using inadequate barrier cream can leave your baby with red, irritated skin.Babies by their very nature are prone to skin irritation, and the important thing is that you as the parent are quick to act if you suspect, or encounter diaper rash.

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Building a community online in a socially distanced world

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 AS we spend more time at home and less time in traditionally social spaces, we are automatically spending a significant number of our time online. For some of us, the online space has become more than just a space to socialise, but a kind of lifeline as we navigate the new normal.

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Woman, we have a problem

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 A man’s virility is a core part of his manhood —we are taught that men are like machines, always pumped, roaring and ready to go. But this is far from the truth, and sometimes their machines just die on them. When this happens, the experience is likely to be both awkward and embarrassing, so much so that some men, in a bid to protect their egos, will go as far as cooking up an excuse or a flat out lie to save face.

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Which one of your partners did your parents hate the most?

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 PARENTS always want the best for their children, not just in life, but in love as well. And so naturally they will have high expectations of the person that is later introduced to them — whether there is no official pledge of commitment, or the children indicate to them that they want to grow old with this person.

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Reggae sensation turned pastor Junior Tucker talks family

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Our Marriage & the Family feature has uplifting content from Family & Faith Magazine, founded by Editorial Director Shelly-Ann Harris.

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Aunt Pat’s Bar: Brewing opportunities

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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP is a path often taken by the brave who seek not just professional success, but also moral fulfilment and self-actualisation through service for others. Patricia Miller is among those who traverse this rocky road, and has spent more than two decades establishing herself as owner of Aunt Pat’s Bar in the vicinity of Waltham Park Road.

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Young dad wants to buy property without title

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 Dear Mrs Macaulay,

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‘Some men don’t see women as human beings’

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 WITH intimate partner violence being a harsh part of the reality of several Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, an advocate is opining that a crucial part of the problem is that some men are not socialised to “view women as human beings”.“[They are] objects to be had,” opined Steffon Campbell, communication specialist and podcast host.

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