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A sister act for success

The bond between sisters can be one of the strongest there is. It can also produce some quite fabulous results, as evidenced by the Tucker sisters – Ramonda and Ramona.

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Confessions of supermoms: Bahamian mothers admit to ‘low key bribing’ teachers

The recent college admission scandal in the United States involving celebrities and high-level officials has brought to light just how far some parents are willing to go to give their children the life they feel they deserve.

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Young women of STRAW become financially savvy

Nearly 300 girls recently received some crucial financial literacy advice courtesy of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Treasury and Finance Department, as part of STRAW Inc’s 15th annual Girls’ Leadership Conference.

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LIFE LINES: Failing, but falling forward

Failure – a word that seems to have its own dark cloud hanging around it and one which is bandied about as being some kind of awful low point which might define us for a very long time.

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THE WIG LIFE: Learn how to make the perfect hairpiece

Hair loss can often be very traumatic for women. After all, society teaches us that a woman’s identity, her beauty, and even her femininity are all tied into her hair.

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Eleven-year-old Melania inspires peers to show love for the elderly

ELEVEN-year-old Melania Nixon has taken some of her peers along during her ‘Operation Love and Gratitude’ activities. It is a movement the sixth grader started with the intention of inspiring and bringing cheer to everyone she comes into contact with.

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Ardastra hosts meet and greet for popular authors

They were unlikely candidates to share a platform – a biologist, a 10th grader and a therapist – and yet a common thread connected these women: their knack for writing stories about animals that resonated with young audiences.

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LIFE LINES: Who do you think you are?

By this I mean, how do you think of yourself? In a healthy, positive way, or beset with fears and anxiety? More importantly, who really wrote that script?

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‘Speak’ up for single parent homes

New foundation aims to assist one-parent families

WITH the majority of single-parent households in the Bahamas being maintained by mothers, single fathers like Rasheed Brown, Sr, are a rare breed.

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Jewels from the sea

Artist and designer Rochelle Wilson-Knowles has accomplished what many entrepreneurs only dream of doing: she has moved her home-based business into a brick and mortar store.

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War on the homefront: Overcoming strife in your marriage

Anyone can do good for people who are nice to them, but what about a misguided spouse who is emotionally or physically abusive? You know, the kind you want to have a Dathan and Abirum experience. That’s when God told Moses to stand back, ‘He’s got this’—then the earth opened up and swallowed some of the rebellious Israelites in one gulp.

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An independent woman

Quite often “independent woman” is used as a pejorative phrase to perpetuate the myth that women are allowed to be intelligent, even well-educated and professionally successful, but that somehow should still be “kept in their place” – independent thinking or outspoken women being perceived as a threat to the existing hierarchy.

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Buying vs renting a wedding dress

Buttons Bridal Show to display latest styles

For many brides-to-be, price is the biggest factor in determining whether to rent or purchase a wedding dress. After price, it’s style, sentimentality and pure emotion that dictate the decision.

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A new era of nail design

Technology has not only made our lives easier, it has also allowed us to be more creative in many areas.

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Deepening violence against women and young men

Why is it that so many people celebrate violence against women? Why do we define masculinity as a man’s ability to sire children and abuse women? Why do we see it as imperative that men perform violence to control their women?

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