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Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Nutrition at any ageIt is 6 a.m. and you are breaking the speed limit of human ability, as you quickly prepare your children's breakfast. Tears fill their plates and screams of disapproval ring throughout the house as you finally relent, giving them...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Most parents will tell you that one of the hardest tasks when raising children is getting them to eat healthy. Just a whiff of the food being healthy, and it's a hopeless battle. Food has uncovered some of the secrets to getting your children to eat...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"I don't want it," are words every parent has heard too often from their children when it comes to food, and too often the children tend to win the battle with finding tricks to dispose of their foods.However, some parents have devised a few tricks...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

In the search for love, many of us take different routes searching for the love of our life in everyday encounters; while many search blindly.Our friends sometimes think they have found the perfect one for us and set us up on a blind date in the...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

African American social reformer, abolitionist, writer and statesman Frederick Douglas once said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.Come July 8 to 30, Ashe is taking another step to help build strong children at their...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 11:01 PMJody-Anne Lawrence

Mazie Miller: Underneath the apronEvery Tuesday and Thursday countless living rooms across Jamaica were intoxicated with the aromas people could almost smell through their television set as they tuned in to Mazie Miller on Creative Cooking.Miller...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:01 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

TIME magazine stirred up much controversy in 2012 when they used a picture of a woman breastfeeding her five-year-old son as their cover photograph. Something unheard of then for a child of that age, but has become more normal over the years.Many...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The crib is a few steps away from the bed, so you lie down watching your child sleep one tiny breath at a time, peaceful, but not necessarily the best idea.A sleeping baby a stone's throw away is every mother's joy. However, this could be working to...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The last thing that a man wants to think about is having any sharp object next to his genitals. However, for many men who were not circumcised at birth, often times, during their adult years becomes inevitable.Circumcision was initially a religious...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Friends - the people you have girls' night out with, and the boys you play football with, whom you tell your secrets. But there comes a time when the circle changes, and that is fine, according to psychotherapist Alina Apostol....

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

We exercise because we want to bulk up, slim down or just keep fit. But exercise has an added bonus that we all can love and appreciate - healthy skin. A jog may seem like a good way to burn calories, but according to Nutritionist Kirk Bolton, it...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Fitness is becoming a lifestyle for many and when keeping up with one's health, we try to challenge ourselves daily and what better way to do so than with a marathon.In challenging ourselves one has to ensure the mind, body and soul are ready for...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Gym life is not always the easiest thing to keep up day to day, but coupling up sometimes gives you the best of both worlds.Working out alone can be boring and if you are not seeing the results you want soon enough, it can be demotivating. However,...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Israeli non-resident ambassador to Jamaica, Bahij Monsour, and his wife, Nora, jetted into the island to celebrate his country's independence in style. Though he has five other countries under his portfolio - Haiti, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and the...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There are more to love songs than the sweet mellow voices of the singer, and the mood it puts you in. There are lessons to be learnt. So here are 10 relationship advice that love songs offer from love songs from pop to rhythm and blues...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The screams of excitement from residents of the communities surrounding National Heroes Park and other onlookers who came from miles away yesterday signalled the arrival of United States President Barack Obama for the final act of his short visit to...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Spring - the season where the colours come out and even the black lovers cannot help but adding a pop of pastel to their attire. What better way to ease into the season than with a good manicure.When it comes to nails for spring, it is less about...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is spring, and in Jamaica, it's more like the beginning of a long summer, with the Carnival road march a week away and parties non-stop, many would like to sparkle, and with flash tattoos, you can do so without fear of someone snatching your gold...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Two Saturdays ago, the Earth Hour Acoustic Concert at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre was where live entertainment was expected to take you to the place where these storytellers were when they wrote their enchanting lyrics.When it comes to music,...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 11:30 PMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is no rule book on parenting, and there are some obvious setbacks, which Tammy Hart and Nice Time Productions Limited, have highlighted in the documentary, Tell the Children the Truth. The documentary was shown on Tuesday night at the...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

When it comes to Easter, many think of bun to hit the sweet spot. But who said candy cannot do the trick for those who are not in love with the 'doughy' festive treat?Candy Craze, Candy Bar and Creamery has many Easter-inspired chocolate treats. At...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Well, India.Arie said "I am not my hair", but when it comes to a haircut, a man is often influenced by the shape of his head and face. Lavern Whylie, barber at Totally Male Spartan, told the Flair that when lining up a man's hair, she takes into...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It was an unexpected journey, but it is one that has left photographer and film-maker Adrian McDonald completely fulfilled. Three years ago, McDonald was watching his friend edit some wedding photographs. His friend then decided to invite...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Last Friday, Campari along with Saint International Jamaica Limited held their VIP Red Passion Reception, an elegant prequel to the Avant Garde Designer of the Year competition.Guests were greeted by beautiful statuesque Campari princesses who...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Fiery red, platinum blond, auburn and chestnut, for many, the very thought of colouring your mane is seductive. But while it speaks to our individuality and enhances our look, we have to take special care when we colour our tresses.According to...

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