Why are Caribbean Women So Obsessed With Hair?

Why are Caribbean Women So Obsessed With Hair?

Beauty, Culture, Uncategorized

We know you consider it a part of your beauty, but do you guys have to talk about it, stress over it, even cry about it so much? Not to mention the overnight hair experts that are taking over Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Do you guys need so much advice? Here is a better question, why are Caribbean women so obsessed with hair?

Throughout the ages and in every culture, hair has been linked to a woman’s beauty. It represents how they are seen, what they do, what they believe, and how they are identified. For example, Amerindian women wore two side buns called “squash blossoms” until they married, then they would have a single braid down the back. Up until about 50 years ago, Indian widows were forced to shave their heads as a form of devotion to their husbands as it was deemed they had nothing more to live for. In Africa, around the 15th century, hairstyles were used to indicate a person’s marital status, age, religion, ethnic identity, wealth and rank within their community. After slavery, hair became more of a matter of labour. Even within the Chinese community, hair helped distinguish between the Han people and other ethnic groups, as the former tended to have it bound, while the other grew their long hair unkempt. In the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), hairdos with different shapes evolved into a symbol of class status.

Mixing all these cultures in one place should ultimately intensify the obsession. Is this the reason why Caribbean women are so obsessed with hair? Whatever the reason women are more than their fabulous, enduring crowning, yet essentially dead organ, on top of their heads. They should be forgiven for shedding a well-deserved tear for it once in a while, but evidently, there is more to life ladies. Not so?

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Pink and Purple©Dionysius/Flickr

My Hair©Haburashiko/Flickr

Survival Tips For 2017: Just In Case World War III Breaks Out

Survival Tips For 2017: Just In Case World War III Breaks Out

Social Issues, Uncategorized

Thinking about how bad 2016 was and what we have to look forward to in 2017. Things just don’t seem to be encouraging. Donald J. Trump has become the 45th President of the United States of America, ISIS, Keith Rowley doing a bag of mess, and World War III may be on the brink. What do you do? How will you and your family survive? Well, we are here to help. Here are some “end of the world” survival tips for you.

Auto Mechanic skills

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Mechanic©Free for Commercial Use/Flickr

It may be cliché in movies, of some patrons running towards a vehicle and one of them just happens to know how to fix or hot wire that vehicle. But this skill is actually very useful as mobility is very important for survival. Even taking things further… learning how to change your car’s fuel from petrol to vegetable oil can be a great asset.

Navigation

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Straight scale, compasses and map {2}©dewframe*alt -n-anela/Flickr

There might not be electricity nor GPS. How do you know where to go? Make a natural compass, that’s how. There is the stick compass. Placing a stick upright in the ground, and watching how the shadow moves allows you to place stones at certain points to find out where East and West are. Ultimately, this leads to finding north and south. There is also the leaf method as well as a magnetized nail.

Feeding yourself

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Whether using fishing skills, hunting skills, trapping skills, or finding edible plants to eat, nourishment is essential. Mastering these techniques can add to your chances of staying alive. Learn what can be eaten and what cannot. This is called Foraging. Wild game is not that easy to get and there might not be any plants nearby especially in a city. So knowing what your body can digest is a plus.

Defending yourself

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Learning self defense©Fort Bragg/Flickr

Knowing how to defend yourself fits the puzzle in an end of the world survival scenario. Self-defense, hand to hand combat should be on your to learn list. Hapkido, Judo, or simple military techniques should be good. Add that to handling a firearm, stripping and cleaning it safely will put you in a pole position.

First Aid

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Injuries are very probable in this type of setting and infections in a chaotic environment adds to the risk. Learning how to treat wounds will be good for you. Educating yourself on natural medicines should and will up your survival ratings significantly. Acquire the skills of making bandages, giving support to damaged limbs, and ways of doing a blood transfusion. Yes, blood transfusions done in bad conditions can make things more complicated, but it can also save a life until better help arrives.

Build a fire

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Although it may not be in the jungle, learning to make a fire is a basic skill needed. For temperature control, preparation of food, and warding off wild animals/zombies (Trump supporters) a fire can do wonders.

Having these skill sets will enable you to perform day to day tasks that preserve your life. Remember the key to survival is adaptability. Using whatever is around you for your benefit gives you the ability to become the powerful entity in that environment.

Awakening Your Consciousness For 2017

Awakening Your Consciousness For 2017

Health, Uncategorized

13977704607_abed049dd2_k The end of 2016 is two weeks away. There is Christmas, Boxing day, then sneeze twice and the year is over. So what do you have in store for 2017? Same old, same old? Do you believe that you can operate at your optimum level for the new year? If not, try the Circles of Consciousness by Wendy Xavier (www.facebook.com/CirclesOfConsciousness).

Knowing oneself is essential to having a productive and enjoyable life. Wendy has put together a powerful means of personal development, transformation, and preparation for your Ascension. This is achieved by different methods, for example, Angelic Reiki, a  modality that brings about healing and balance on all levels to persons who receive the healing energy.

_wsb_247x342_archangel_metatron Angelic Reiki brings self-healing and the ability to send healing to others. Also, she does Integrated Energy Therapy(a safe and gentle way of releasing energy blockages that can cause imbalance and disease in the body), Emotional Freedom Techniques ( a technique that works by releasing blockages within the energy system which is the source of emotional intensity and discomfort), Munay Ki (The nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous), Akashic Record Readings, Angels and Tarot Card Readings, Numerology, Meditation, Massages, and Japanese Cupping Therapy that are all centered around you being relieved of the negative elements in your life, and resulting in you getting direction for your future.

For more information, you can contact Wendy at 1-868-689-6404 or visit her store located #60 Luis Street, Woodbrook from Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Portrait – Telelobotomy©MattysFlicks/Flickr

http://www.angelicreikiassociation.co.uk/

 

10 Things You Should Be Thankful For In The 21st Century

10 Things You Should Be Thankful For In The 21st Century

Social Issues, Tech, Uncategorized

The technological age. It is amazing to think that 20 years ago, what is now considered the norm, was astronomically futuristic to the point that many thought, we would not have survived beyond 1999. But let’s take a moment in time to say thanks for somethings we have in the 21st Century.

10. WhatsApp

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Because the Lord knows that without this, phone bills will be high!

 

 

 

 

9. Facebook

7272355466_54871a4fe1_kFor the ability to be a Maco and a Bacchanalist without other people knowing that you are.

 

 

 

 

8. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and YouTube

5209796269_23b3c744ca_bBecause the mainstream media cannot be trusted and half of those Politicians who got caught in some shady mess will still be in power. Not to forget that you can now become a celebrity in your own right.

 

7. Smartphones

11691958644_22c36d5f52_kTo track my significant other when they not supposed to be in San Juan by their ex and they lying! Yuh got tagged in pics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  BLU

13054204353_0cf9cc263b_kBecause spending $5000 on a smartphone makes no sense.

 

5. Instagram

7624764146_6eecbb9cf2_kInstagram Models… (Yes they needed to be mentioned by themselves)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Job Vacancies

8739101312_2283578b39_kBecause buying a newspaper to check for jobs is tiresome.

 

3. Waze

14096549911_335d7a521b_bAvoiding Police, when you on yuh last, and your insurance due.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6983545613_a796b98925_k2. Online Shopping

Getting the latest without flying out, although some people playing up in their 7%.

1. Online Business

For the ability to have the business you always dreamed about without paying rent for a commercial space.

 

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Social Media©Sean Macentee/Flickr

Whatsapp©Esther Vargas/Flickr

Untitled © Eliott Plack/Flickr

©Intel Free Press/Flickr

©Denise Krebs/Flickr

Phones©Ryan Finnie/Flickr

Explosive©Benatar/Flickr

Poppetjes©Renate Meijer/Flickr