Ask The Doctor: Will soap affect my private parts?

Dear Doctor, I normally use scented body wash when showering and even use it 'down there'. However, a friend has warned me against it even though I have never had...

Letter of the week: Kudos to Abunzi

Reference to the story The pain and misfortune of infertility,The New Times, November, 13 2014 Editor, I read with deep sorrow the article The pain and misfortune of infertility published...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, The death of a spouse leaves a hole that cannot easily be filled, according to some widows. In their tales, there are moments of longing one more day...

Nutrition: Unhealthy foods to avoid

With so much talk of healthy foods and what you should be eating, the foods that are the worst for us can get overlooked. The reason it's so hard to...

In the kitchen: Classic grilled cheese

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A well-made grilled cheese is essentially perfect. Choose breads and accompaniments that will flatter the cheese. The bread should be thick enough that it's crisp outside and soft inside, but...

The pain and misfortune of infertility

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Struggling with infertility for over three years has been a living nightmare for Maureen Katushabe, a 30-year-old resident of Kacyiru. She describes her barrenness as a very profound situation which...

Peace through Business: Empowering women entrepreneurs

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Gone are the days when business was the option for people that failed to excel in school and acquire professional jobs. At least according to Rose Businge. Businge is the...

Ask the counselor: My friend is dating my mum

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I am 28 years old and have a 31 year old male friend. We have been friends since we started working together about six years ago. At my young sister's...

So, you want to get a weave?

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Before you get a weave, let me begin with telling you how to spot a good weave when you see one. You can't. Getting a good weave means not being...

Ask the Doctor: I am worried about diabetes

Dear Doctor, I am 26 years old and plan on having a baby sometime soon. However, I would like to know about diabetes and the chances of my child having...

Nutrition: Dangers of energy drinks

Cardiac arrest: While the Death by Caffeine calculator can show people how many energy drinks at one time would be lethal, this formula doesn't apply to everyone. Those with underlying...

In the kitchen: Skillet fried chicken

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Prep time: An hour What you'll need ½ cup flour 1tablespoon paprika Lettuce 1 ½ teaspoons salt

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Why fewer girls are making it to professional ranks,The New Times, November, 6, 2014 Editor, I think that for girls to get interested in STEM (Science,...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, It is one thing to look forward to a baby and have it come later than you anticipated, and it is another to be told you can't have...

Why fewer girls are making it to professional ranks

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap report 2014 paints a gloomy picture of poor enrollment of girls in Rwandan tertiary institutions. The recently released report ranked Rwanda 127th...

Aziz knits a motherly bond with needy children

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Although Rwanda offers free primary education, some parents can't afford pre-primary education. For children whose parents can't afford to pay for nursery education, they wait till the children turn five...

Is my husband hitting on the maid?

I have been married for two years now and I have never had reason to be suspicious of my husband. Last week, the maid told me that she could not...

How to select shoes to wear with an outfit

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Women often get a bad rap for having a shoe obsession. However, with all of the endless styles and colours to choose from, who can blame a woman for having...

Ask the Doctor: Why are pads damaging my skin?

Dear Doctor, I am 21 years old and have always used pads for menstruation. However, they cause serious itching around my inner thighs every time I use them and sometimes...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story We are proud to study welding “ female students,The Sunday Times, November, 2, 2014 Editor, The girls who were interviewed should be emulated by other girls...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, In most global rankings in the recent past, Rwanda has fared well or at least registered improvement over the years, however, a recently released report; World Economic Forum...

Nutrition: Five fat blaster foods

Eggs Gerald Ruzindana, a nutritionist with Health Inspirations, says that an egg is not only a nutritional powerhouse, it's also loaded with protein that is satisfying.

In the kitchen: Mexican salad

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I have never really finished a salad before but things changed after I tried this one. I have heard people say that healthy foods are not delicious but I beg...

We are proud to study welding “ female students

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For many years, women have not been associated with certain jobs such as building, welding and many other physical ones.