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‘Marriage story’: What’s the union really like?

Marriage is almost everyone’s dream for those who plan on having a family. It’s been regarded as truly one of the most amazing things by those who have been lucky to find happiness in it. However, taking a decision to be forever united with your significant other requires that you...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:07am

In search for real and tangible outcomes

16 days of activism against violence are on; I remember writing about it last year and a few weeks back I was trying to take stock of what has been achieved so far. It’s been disastrous, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic which has not helped the situation at all. There are women who at...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:06am

How to deal with difficult in-laws

When Diana Umurerwa got married three years ago, it so happened that their marital home was very close to her husband’s family that her mother and sisters-in-law would drop by any time they felt like. This at first wasn’t so bad, however, she later realised that it wasn’t going...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:05am

Thankful Friday!

Seeing as its Thanksgiving Weekend, I challenged myself to find at least five things I’m grateful for this year. Not gonna lie, I struggled for a while because your first thought is all the challenges you’re facing. But as you’ve probably heard countless times, there’s...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:04am

Do you believe in life after death?

The afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the world to come or reincarnation) is an existence in which, some believe, the essential part of an individual’s identity, or their stream of consciousness, continues to have after the death of their physical body. Humanists look...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:03am

How bioengineer uses technology for water access

Water is an essential element when it comes to sanitation and ensuring the overall health of communities. However, not everyone has the privilege of accessing clean water.  Clement Gatsinzi, a biomedical engineer and social entrepreneur, observed this challenge in different communities and...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 1:50pm

American family’s mission to share Africa’s truth

Before they began a life of travel around the world, Aaron and Michelle Jackson say they have been nomads all their lives, having lived in different parts of the United States of America. 2015, however, marked their global nomadic life when together with their daughter Ala Jackson, they moved to...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:06am

What does it take to make a blended family work?

When you are getting married and there are children involved from a previous relationship, expect an either rewarding or challenging experience.  Your partner or children are likely to feel uncertain about the upcoming changes and what they will mean to them. This is why counsellors...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:05am

Mental health: We must normalise the conversation

Mental health comprises emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It further influences our cognitive functions, determining how we think, feel, and act. It also helps define how we manage stress, coexist with others, and come up with life-changing decisions. In a study by Hannah Ritchie and...

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 12:03am

Is social media affecting your career?

You could have a well-written C.V that’s laid out clearly, precise and full of experience with a portfolio that brilliantly emphasises why you would be the best candidate for the job position that you are interested in.  But today, that might not be the only way for an employer to...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:51am

Underperformance: 5 tell-tale signs it’s happening at your workplace

Most managers will not enjoy the process of managing underperformance at their workplace. While some managers run with it and tackle the issue before it becomes bigger, others will ignore it until it becomes a significant and time-consuming problem. In part, experts argue that if managers don...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:27am

Factors to consider before promoting an employee

No one yearns to be in the same position at work for too long. Imagine giving it your best, meeting deadlines, and at times, even taking on extra tasks but unfortunately, you are not appreciated enough to be promoted. Sometimes however, a promotion might be delayed to be granted probably due to...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:26am

How to choose a career that’s right for you

Choosing a career that suits you best can mean to be a challenging task. It calls for self-awareness and being certain of the kind of direction you want to take in terms of work.  However, this challenging task can be overcome with the right planning and reflection.  Here are tips...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:25am

Origin of ordinary things: The motorbike helmet

The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety – to protect the rider’s head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury and saving the rider’s life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:18am

How to promote gender equality in the workplace

Gender inequality in the workplace is an important aspect to consider when aligning values for your company as an employer. A lack of it may affect the welfare of the employees, decrease productivity and also increase chances of conflict.  It is therefore paramount that company CEOs and...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:18am

School children use art in drive against Covid-19

Last week, Kigali city through Gasabo District launched a campaign called ‘Operation Usafi’ that sought to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic through the promotion of hygiene. Through this campaign, involved partners engaged pupils from primary schools in Kigali by...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:17am

How to survive a long school semester

After seven months of closure, the Government gave the green light for schools to reopen with the condition to maintain Covid-19 preventive measures. Academic activities were halted on March 14 after the first recorded case of Covid-19 in Rwanda. Students however recently resumed studies and...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:17am

Why you need digital literacy skills as a student

Digital literacy means being able to understand and use technology. It relates to the ability to find, use, and create information online in a beneficial and useful way. The American Library Association (ALA) defines digital literacy as the ability to use information and communication...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:16am

How to recover from job loss

Losing a job is devastating; your career, finances, self-esteem, sense of identity and purpose can all be affected. It leaves you thinking about how you are to pay the bills and cater for all the responsibilities awaiting you.  For Jane Uwamahoro, a former accountant in one of the local...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:13am

Why you have to care for your reusable mask

After Rwanda confirmed her first Covid-19 case in mid-March, there was nothing like mandatory wearing of face masks. The Ministry of Health had, by then, called on citizens to leave masks for Covid-19 patients as well as health practitioners directly interacting with these patients. A month...

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:18am

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