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Marriage; how can trust be restored?

David and Maggie got married a year after their engagement, but they had known each other since they were kids. Their families were close, and they knew pretty much everything there was to know about each other. They were best friends. They started dating in high school and fell madly in love....

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:14pm

Fun indoor activities to try out at home

It’s not fun being cooped up because of self-isolation and social distancing, but as the world continues to fight the scourge of Covid-19, it’s important to stay safe indoors to protect ourselves and others – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time.  ...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:13pm

23-year-old author on helping youth find deeper purpose in life

Anyone who has ever suffered from depression or pain has a story to tell on how they coped. Some have sought solace through writing, and find it easier to open up about their feelings on paper. They say writing is therapeutic, and 23-year-old Patrick Shyaka, an introvert by his own admission,...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:23pm

Vocational training: Giving teen mothers a practical way forward

Adolescent pregnancies are a global problem. According to World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, however, adolescent pregnancies are more likely to occur in marginalised communities, commonly driven by poverty and lack of education and employment opportunities. Social consequences for...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:44am

How talent kept a young artist in school

Art is not easy, but pen art is even harder as once a mistake is made, it can’t be erased, and so you have to turn the error into some sort of design, says 19-year-old Peace David Mugire. Mugire, a visual artist who uses a ball pen and paper to depict the beauty of life, says drawing...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:42am

Ways to become a great leader at work

Effort is more productive and fun when working with a leader, not a boss. This is because a boss delegates tasks, and expects execution at a certain time, but this isn’t effective leadership. Leaders have a major impact on the people they manage, and the company as a whole. Great leaders...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:04am

Origin of ordinary things: The evolution of Pop

The dance music element of western pop music can be traced back to the ragtime, which was very popular in African-American communities. Ragtime later on turned into the earlier form of Jazz that was enjoyed for its dance ability. These genres originated from black communities and spread to white...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:03am

Deal-breakers on your resume

After landing on a job advert in the newspaper or social media, you can’t wait to start highlighting your qualifications and soft skills. With excitement, you update your resume, emphasising all your strengths and experiences, send it in then wait to be called for an interview. Unfortunately...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:02am

Character traits that will add value to your resume

A resume is an official document that offers a summary of one’s professional experiences, including relevant work experience, skills, and so forth. However, a rich resume ought to entail personal traits. On many occasions, personal attributes are just as important as the qualifications and...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00am

What you should know about OCD

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as one of the top ten most disabling illnesses. According to Yvonne Uwamahoro, a counsellor at Mental Health Hub, Kicukiro, OCD is an anxiety disorder characterised by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and ritualised,...

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:45am

Internet addiction: A serious concern

in present times, the internet has become a mode for communication, work and even entertainment. It has drastically changed the way people think and work. But excess use has created some other issues as well, which are now being observed.  Excessive use of internet that interferes with daily...

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:44am

Wonders of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a must-have in the house. It’s known for its immense benefits, from cooking to skin and hair care and so forth.  Healthline states that when applied to the hair before washing, coconut oil is said to reduce protein loss more than sunflower and mineral oils and reduces...

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:43am

How can my child avoid infection at school?

DEAR DOCTOR, I worry about my child’s use of toilets at school. Can she easily get an infection from them and how do I control that? SUSAN DEAR SUSAN,  How old is your child? Did she ever suffer from UTI (urinary tract infection), any time till now? Public toilets,...

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:42am

Why you should seek grief counselling

Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. Most people have experienced grief, either through losing a loved one, a divorce, a health condition, loss of a job, and so forth. Doctors say that when you’re grieving, you can experience shock and...

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:41am

Why some friendships drift apart

You have probably shared great history with your friends and telling from the numerous photos of you together that you posted on social media; you were considered best friends among your peers. However, that is now in the past, seeing that it is now close to seven years since you last had a genuine...

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 5:20am

Parenting: How to earn children’s trust

Although parenting is considered one of the toughest jobs in the world, building trust is essential to your success as a parent. Recently, I found an interesting YouTube video of a life coach, Manuela Mulondo that highlights why every parent should make an effort to win their children’s...

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 5:18am

Carpentry: Uhorakeye on making her mark in a ‘man’s world’

Carpentry is a skill that is generally perceived as a ‘man’s thing’ due to the hard labour required, but don’t tell that to Gisèle Uhorakeye Cyuzuzo.  The 29-year-old is what you’d call the ‘what a man can do, a woman can do too’ poster child. In a...

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 11:58am

I refuse to live in a world where girls are not valuable, says mental health activist

At age 11, Tabitha Mpamira, a mental health therapist and activist, was assaulted by her uncle. She never told anyone and chose to keep that pain to herself, fearing that she would not be heard or believed. Harbouring that pain and trauma for years was rough, but in 2015, she encountered yet...

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:01am

Pictures through the lens of young photographers

To some people, photography is just art in static form, however, according to 23-year-old Muslim Nizeyimana, photography is about expressing one’s creative mind in a unique way and telling a story without words. Nizeyimana toiled from scratch to start a company with his little brother,...

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00am

Origin of ordinary things: Microphone

Microphones are normally devices that convert mechanical energy waves or sound into electrical energy waves. They are now considered as part of everyday life, being used in telephones, transmitters, televisions, radios and other public address systems. Encyclopedia writes that the first...

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:25am