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Blackness and the unbeauty

We often talk about beauty as if it were an unnatural thing that has a particular commercial value. We tend to measure women against this unnatural, commercially-valued beauty. If they do not measure up, as no woman can naturally, according to the media, then she is an unbeautiful and socially unacceptable, especially among the youth who wear this badge as if it were their life.

BUN IN THE OVEN: Five things to make your kids feel special

It’s hard to keep things going in a world that moves at the speed of light. Being a working mom, a single mom, any mom, is challenging.

Sensually yours

GOING on dates as a married couple can play a major part in keeping the spark alive. And even with the hustle and bustle of daily life, couples are encouraged by marriage counsellors to set some time aside to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together.

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Sweet facials for radiant skin

BELIEVE it or not, there is a way to enjoy chocolate without worrying about a single calorie. And more than that, you can actually use chocolate to fight issues like aging, dehydration, and to maintain your skin’s radiance.

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Women in agriculture – Part III

WHEN it comes to choosing a career, children often follow in their parents’ footsteps. Whether it is the lucrative nature of the craft or the passion displayed by mom and dad, the little ones see what drives their parents and yearn to experience the same. Such was the case for Marina Newton…eventually.

Fidelity Bank to offer free women’s seminar

The ‘Women Only’ seminar, designed to financially educate women and help them take advantage of opportunities, will be hosted by Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) this Saturday.

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Live a Fulfilling Life: Taking a ‘time out’

For some of you, giving to everyone and everything else before yourself is a daily habit. Many times we find ourselves with health issues, stress imbalances or failing relationships and do not realise that a likely cause is that for too long you have attributed a disproportionate amount of time, attention and energy to ‘other things’.

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A short & sweet escape

WHETHER you are a working woman, a busy mother, or both, a local beauty therapist recommends treating yourself to a massage for a quick escape and to alleviate the stress brought on by the daily challenges and responsibilities.

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The Marriage Bed – redefining marriages and relationships in the Bahamas

So you’re married and happy, but what about sexy? There’s no reason for those sexy undies to go to waste just because you’ve got a ring on your finger.

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Breast cancer support group receives Project Pink Mop proceeds from Milo Butler

This week, Milo Butler officially wrapped up its Project Pink Mop campaign by donating proceeds from the promotion to the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Group.

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State violence and rape: where we seem to be today

This piece is in response to an awful outbreak of sexual violence and exploitation that the state claims is the fault of the people. The people struggle under the yoke of the state’s exploitation and the anger and violence they feel explodes in ways that show domination and power. Sexual violence is one of the leading expressions of the underclass’s need to dominate and release its anger and rage.

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BUN IN THE OVEN: Bedtime blues

It can be very tiring taking care of an infant; many sleepless nights and fatigue can catch up with you.

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Empowerment event aims to have women declaring 'I Am Enough'

SINCE its 2014 launch, the Beauty Beyond Feelings organisation has hosted two successful empowerment events for women, and now they are back with the third annual session under the theme “I Am Enough”.

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The other face of makeup artistry

THE local beauty industry has seen the interest in makeup artistry rocket over the past few years, with more and more Bahamians learning various techniques to make themselves and others look beautiful, often with the benefit of an additional income.

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Saving hair lines

Take a stroll along Bay Street or in the Mall at Marathon and take a good look at the hair lines of women. You will notice that many of those hair lines are receding, thinned out, or non-existent. You will also notice that you can actually see them.