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LIFE LINES: Networking at work

The title of this column is deliberately ambiguous to enable a conversation about my two intended meanings: the necessity of so-called ‘networking’ for business purposes, and when or how it does or doesn’t work, with particular emphasis on how women perceive the use of networking.

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LIFE LINES: Change - a challenge or a threat?

Change of any kind is an adventure. The question is how you view this challenge? Is your attitude towards it positive, to be anticipated with excitement and interest as to the outcome or does it seem frightening and uncomfortable? The answer for most

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Miss Teen Regency wants more Bahamians to say 'Hola!'

Kayla Culmer, the newly crowned Miss Teen Regency Bahamas, would like to see more Bahamians become fluent in Spanish. The 15-year-old At Anne’s student has chosen “Making Spanish Aware to Monolingual People Around the World” for her platform during

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Small island girl follows big dreams

The best thing about running her own business, says Alexis Hudson, is that there is no one to boss her around. She is fully independent and can pursue whatever ideas she has for her calligraphy business, Chalked By Alexis.“I’m my own boss. I can work

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Ready to marry... but is your chosen one ‘wife material’?

With all the chaos in many marriages today, you must wonder if men are giving any thought at all to the essential characteristics of a good wife.

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LIFE LINES: Women - afraid to be powerful

Power: an evocative word, and a provocative one, especially when used in the same sentence as the word woman or female. It often evokes an emotional but negative reaction in many, so much so that we as women have been told not be too assertive, lest,

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Mahlia Neely spearheads school uniform recycling initiative

She may have just finished high school herself, but Mahlia Neely believes one can never be too young to make a difference in one’s community. And she is doing just that by heading the nonprofit organisation Uniforms For All (UFA) – an initiative desi

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Is the new Little Mermaid part of your world? Bahamians weigh in on Disney’s casting choice

Disney’s announcement that 19-year-old Halle Bailey as been cast as Ariel in their upcoming live action adaption of “The Little Mermaid” has created quite the social media stir.

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A 'Fresh Face' for Summer

After years of heavy Instagram makeup being being the go-to look for women, a new trend is taking hold: the face, natural face look. Runway and social media models, celebrities and cosmetic professionals are all going for luminous skin without lookin

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The ultimate boot camp for aspiring pageant contestants

THE latest undertaking of former Miss Bahamas World Chantal O’Brian will see her hosting a pageant and modelling boot camp that will act as a training ground for aspiring beauty queens.Having competed in three consecutive Miss Bahamas Organisation pa

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LIFE LINES: Are you a real victim or a volunteer?

Before any reader gets too agitated by misconstruing my headline, let me say that I am not suggesting that any of us volunteer to to be the object of the genuinely bad things that can befall us – such as murder, rape, or any emotional, physical or cr

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Burgers for breakfast or pancakes for dinner

Gal pals create new 'Brunchish' venture for all tastes

Friends Imani and Tonesha are two young women who are taking the current popular brunch trend to the next level. They are working on creating an all-day breakfast experience which then morphs into lunch and dinner. The name of their new venture is “B

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How to achieve the mindset of a 'queen of business'

WITH more women than ever before turning to business ownership, according to Forbes Magazine, there is a need for more education regarding effective leadership and business skills.Tips on how women can establishment themselves as entrepreneurs and e

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Healing through celibacy: Wellness coach finds new purpose by becoming abstinent

While it can be difficult at times, being celibate is still one of the best decisions Dr Lorneka Joseph says she has ever made for her life.Three years ago, the author told Tribune Woman that rejection and failed romantic relationships had led her to

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Blogger-turned-author pens manual for freelancers waiting on big break

Bahamian media maven Ianthia Ferguson has quickly gone from blogger to author.