Lifestyle

Origin of ordinary things: Textbooks

A textbook is a comprehensive compilation of content in a branch of study. Textbooks are produced to meet the needs of educators, usually at educational institutions.  According to Wikipedia, the history of textbooks dates back to ancient civilisation such as ancient Greeks who wrote...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:04am

Strategies for slow learners

Learners have dissimilar potential, some learn in class, others understand a topic better when they read, and some students find it hard to grasp what is being taught, leading to poor performance or failure.  A slow learner is defined as a child of below average intelligence, whose thinking...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:02am

Local study reveals causes of primary infertility prevalence in Rwanda

A new study has revealed that the overall prevalence of primary infertility caused by chromosomal abnormalities was at 25.4 per cent among the patients who consulted the genetic department. Dubbed “Prevalence of primary infertility caused by chromosomal abnormalities and assessment of...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:47am

You need spiced tea; here’s why

Spiced tea can either be black or with milk, depending on one’s preference. Generally, studies have shown that spiced tea offers not only benefits of tea, but also the various spices added. Spiced tea typically contains a high amount of antioxidants that help strengthen one’s...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:46am

Pregnancy diet: Why you should focus on essential nutrition

Pregnancy is a critical period where nutrition requirement increases in that the expectant woman needs extra nutrients to sustain herself and the foetus. Private Kamanzi, a dietician and nutritionist at Amazon Nutrition Cabinet in Kigali that deals with diet, physical wellness and lifestyle,...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:44am

Mood swings: What are they?

Research reckons that changes in the hormone oestrogen are what triggers mood swings. In the days and weeks before a period, a woman’s oestrogen levels escalate and fall intensely. They level out one to two days after menstruation begins. These shifts may affect mood and behaviour. “...

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 11:18pm

How to turn your life into an adventure

Live while you still can; this mantra has resonated with many, especially during this current pandemic. Some have learnt that there should be more to life than just focusing on work or setting goals. And if you are among those who have committed to becoming larger-than-life personas, below are...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:06am

What I imagine a Kanye West Presidency would be like

Disregard the recent explosive drama and rumours of an impending divorce and imagine Kanye taking the Oath of Office, The Kardashians in tow. Unlikely, but not impossible. Let’s put Kanye aside for a moment. Can you imagine what his election would do for The Kardashians’ ratings? No...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:05am

Conflict resolution; leave the children out

A  certain lady got into an altercation with her husband, apparently over infidelity. Today, infidelity or not, the focus is on the fact that the woman of the home walked to the husband’s car and vandalised it out of rage. As she did this, the husband pulled out a phone and started...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:04am

Starting a bakery: An entrepreneur’s experience

One of the things that drew Jean Pierre Mugwaneza to the pastry profession was a knack for creativity that he wanted to share with the world. “I have always loved baking, it’s something that I have always been passionate about, that’s why I decided to pursue it as my profession...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:02am

Varsity students weigh in on viability of reopening schools

In a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic, students have since mid-March shifted to digital learning after all schools were closed in the country. However, given the difficulty of the pandemic and its variation across the globe, some institutions (universities) have begun to unveil plans for...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:07am

Origin of ordinary things: TikTok

With over 500 million users, TikTok has become a world-famous app to children and adults all over the world. From humor to dancing videos, TikTok has any video that anyone could think to search for. The $75 billion app, according to the club reporter, was created by Zhang Yiming in 2018, and has...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:06am

Ways to make virtual learning interactive and effective

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), over 1.2 billion children worldwide are out of the classroom. This has resulted in students adopting online learning and as a result, education has changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning- where teaching is undertaken remotely and...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:05am

Why it’s important to know your child’s friends

Bosco Nkurunziza got the shock of his life when his 7-year-old daughter turned into a stranger overnight. Her kind and polite character had turned into a bossy one.  She would command for what she wanted instead of making a request as before. Her responses were a bit rude and she had...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:02am

Can dark chocolate keep the doctor away?

Although chocolate consumption has long been associated with conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension, chocolate is believed to contain high levels of antioxidants. Some studies have suggested chocolate could lower cholesterol levels and prevent memory decline. It is...

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:08am

How yoga can ease menstrual cramps

Many women who menstruate experience period pain (dysmenorrhea) for one to two days every month.  Menstrual cramps occur when the uterus contracts to shed the uterine lining. This can cause pain in the stomach, lower back, groin or upper thighs. Aniket Ukey, a yoga trainer and fitness...

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:07am

What is hydrotherapy and how does it work?

Although hydrotherapy is very effective in physiotherapy rehabilitation, Charles Munyambonera, a physical therapist in Kigali, says it is not used as much within. He says that this form of treatment is very effective, especially for people with rheumatic ailments. “This is because when...

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:06am

Kidney beans; health benefits and more

The kidney bean is a reddish- brown or speckled legume with the colour and shape of a kidney. It is a popular variety of ‘ibishyimbo’ the local name for the common bean. Though available in markets countrywide, they are more concentrated in Gicumbi District to the north. When...

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:04am

Personal branding: How to build a successful brand

A number of people have come to understand the power of social media and because of this, many are using the platform to create prominent personal brands.  Personal branding is basically how an individual markets themselves to others. It is also the conscious and intentional effort to...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:10am

The end of “come as you are”

So, church is back in business after months of closure. Did you go? How did you make the cut because as you know, this business of welcoming any and everybody to ‘God’s House’ is pretty much over and church authorities must be agonising over who to let in, or are they? With only...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:09am

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