Lifestyle

Sleeping in over the weekend increases life span

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you’re sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don’t get enough rest during the week. Scientists have...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:40am

Why is there stigma around mental illness and what should be done to put it to an end?

According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 450 million people currently suffer from mental disorders. The number of people with mental illness increases every year and yet still, people with the condition are treated with contempt or outright neglect. Sunday Magazine’s Sharon...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:40am

Glamourising entrepreneurship

The perception of entrepreneurship has shifted in recent years. While at university, more people were inclined to work for a big corporation than start their own business, now it seems that the opposite is becoming the norm. The older generation still prizes formal employment, but the new...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:28am

Prince Harry’s choice of wife silenced patriarchs

Whenever there is a high profile wedding or even a success story, patriarchs dig out details about the woman. Usually, she is the ‘virtuous woman’ who stood by her man through thick and thin, gave important pieces of herself away, believed in him and gave and sacrificed while he just...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:28am

Is Rwanda becoming a leading honeymoon destination?

Last week, American actress Meghan Markle joined the royal family after she tied the knot with Prince Harry on May 19. As is the norm after a wedding, a new couple goes for a honeymoon which is a chance for them to enjoy each other’s company privately in the first few days of their marriage...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:28am

What Ramadan means to Muslims?

This year’s Ramadan started on May 15 and all Muslims worldwide are having a special moment fasting and making their ways righteous in Allah’s presence. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this period, Muslims fast everyday from dawn to sunset. This is a time...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:28am

What does the Bible teach about suicide?

By Joan Mbabazi Everyone has heard about people who died after strangling themselves, or through poison or even by throwing themselves from a tall building and die instantly. It is all suicide and it is regarded as murder in the Bible. Suicide starts from the mind when someone feels lonely with...

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 5:01am

Over 200 African athletes want asylum in Australia post-Commonwealth Games

Over 200 African athletes and officials who travelled to Australia for the Commonwealth Games are claiming asylum. The games in the city of Gold Coast ended on April 15 but some of the athletes vanished in between events while others did not even show up for their events. Those who went...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Guma-Guma road shows back

All roads lead to Gicumbi District as the eighth edition of the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS) music competition kicks off this afternoon. The artistes contesting for this year’s edition were announced on March 14. Primus Guma-Guma Super Star is the country’s premier music...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Are you living a social media lie?

Early last year, Ditch the Label, a pro-equality and anti-bullying international charity commissioned a tell-all video clip titled; Are you living an Insta lie? Social Media Vs Reality. In the three minute clip, the lie we live on social media is vividly portrayed vis-a-vis our real lives. In the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:52am

The psychology of social media: How our online lives are harming real-life happiness

In the age of the internet and smartphones, there is no denying that technology continuously shapes our everyday lives. Ours is an ever-connected society, and social media in particular has transformed human interactions well beyond the confines of our immediate circles. We can now communicate with...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28am

Unmarried and taking my time

Whenever someone says ‘life is tough’ I smile and wish I could tell them it’s not tough till they have lived to Meghan Markle’s age in some parts of this world without a husband or a wife. Why is it always so important for someone to ask another why they are not married? Is...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

Important life lessons for children

There are many things that kids should know and learn. Parents want their kids to grow up as loving, kind, happy and successful individuals. They want them to love and be loved by all. Parents are role models for kids at home before they are introduced to the big world. Kids learn everything fast...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:10am

A glass of milk

Once, there was a poor boy who made a living by selling various objects from door to door. This was the way he earned money to pay for his school. One day, as he was walking from house to house as usual, he felt very hungry and weak. He felt that he couldn’t walk even a few steps. He decided...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:06am

Tongue twisters; the language of the smart

A proper copper coffee pot. The sixth sitting sheet-slitter slit six sheets. Irish Wristwatch, Swiss Wristwatch. Shep Schwab shopped at Scott’s Schnapps shop; One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch. Denise sees the fleece,  Denise sees the fleas.  At...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:03am

How to instil work ethics in learners

Do you easily identify with “Go to your room and think about what you have done!” or “You will clean the house the whole week for what you have done”? If the latter makes more sense to you, you are in the right company. Many parents, teachers alike, prefer using work...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:57am

Know your rights: You have a right to be heard

Parents, guardians, teachers, the government and other people in authority are responsible for providing care and protection to children. In so doing, they must take into consideration the best interests of the child. This is according to article 6 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 law relating to the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:54am

Do not let bullies get away with it

Dear Counsellor, I love studying so much. However, lately I am fed up of going to school because of my fellow students who bully me so much. This is making my life at school difficult and my academic performance is declining. I don’t want to bother my parents asking them to take me to...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:54am

Failing: How best can students be helped?

A student who does not perform well in class can be trying, especially for the teacher who in most cases puts in a lot of effort to see all students succeed as far as education is concerned.   Educationists believe that some teachers may not know what to do in this situation, while...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:51am

When to write ‘s’ ‘ies’ or for plural of noun ending with ‘y’

Look at these spelling changes as nouns change from singular to plural: house to houses; dress to dresses, boy to boys and activity to activities. For nouns to change from singular to plural in the English language, several forms are taken. Some take “s”, “es”, “ies...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:50am