Lifestyle

Using social media to increase productivity

A programme dubbed “Lit Teens” was designed to sensitise youngsters on the safe use of social media. As social media users continue to grow, experts say youngsters that use social media could face an adverse impact if they are not guided on the best use. Education spoke to some...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:05am

The role of play in early childhood

John Gakumba, a resident of Kacyiru, says that playing really transformed his three-year-old son. Being an only child, he didn’t play, at the age of two, he gained interest in watching cartoons.  He then started watching videos on the phone to the extent that he would only eat while...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:04am

Students and self-discipline: Planning for success

Self-discipline is a way to keep students focused on their learning. But, it can be difficult to stay self-disciplined throughout this period when students are learning at home, given the distractions, like TV.  Education experts believe that self-discipline should be enforced; that means...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:03am

How to maintain healthy skin

Be good to your skin, it is a garment you will wear for the rest of your life”, Renée Rouleau, a French celebrity, aesthetician and trusted skincare expert once said. Dermatologists share that the body’s largest organ is the skin and it is always working; growing new cells and...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:08am

Erectile dysfunction prevalent in men with diabetes mellitus - study

Rwandan researchers have found the prevalence of erectile dysfunction in male patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Erectile dysfunction is the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity, and it is the third most common complication of diabetes mellitus for...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:07am

Reasons to eat sardines

Sardines, locally referred to as ‘saradin’ are small fish packed with nutrients and less calories. Apart from being budget-friendly, sardines are rich in proteins and a whole lot of essential vitamins, according to nutritionists. Marie Ann Munezero, a Kigali-based nutritionist,...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:06am

Why youth should be agents for improved nutrition

Last week, youth from different districts across the country were trained on capacity building in nutrition. The training, which was organised by Global Financing Facility (GFF), Rwanda Civil Society Coalition, in partnership with Sun Alliance—a coalition of civil society organisations...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:05am

How to manage wrinkles

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in the skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or lines and may be especially observable around the eyes, mouth and neck. Although wrinkles occur due to old age at times, health experts explain that a person can contribute to having wrinkles...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:03am

Goodbye vacation, hello staycation

When’s the last time you took time off? Never? Well, you’re not alone. Taking proper vacations abroad or even here at home to just relax and unwind is not a luxury many of us can afford. Weekend getaways? Maybe, but extended breaks, not so much. The recent mandatory lockdown doesn...

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 8:56am

What is your path to a happy life?

Everyone wants to be happy. And although pursuing happiness tops one’s search in life, it remains one of life’s most elusive goals.  Because happiness looks different for everyone — just like a whole lot of other aspects in life — many search for it differently. Some...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:11am

Breast cancer activist on body image and coping with stigma after mastectomy

A number of breast cancer patients and survivors who undergo mastectomy (surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer) encounter challenges with their body image.  This is because the removal of the breast can affect a woman’s femininity...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:10am

Student on championing girls’ empowerment and fighting teen pregnancies

Teen pregnancy and childbearing has remained a daunting challenge for society. A number of interventions and programmes have been invested in; empowerment and sensitisation campaigns have been carried out, but the issue persists. Nonetheless activists are still relentless in their fight. One of...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:38am

The value of inclusive education

Today the world is committed to promoting inclusive education as a key strategy for the development of ‘Education for All’ (EFA). The ‘Salamanca Statement’ and its ‘Framework for Action’ endorsed by 92 governments and 25 international organisations at the...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:08am

Origin of ordinary things: YouTube

YouTube is one of the largest and most popular video distribution platforms on the internet. It has more than 4 billion hours’ worth of video viewers every month, and an estimated 500 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every passing minute. According to Interesting Engineers,...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:07am

The role of parents in shaping learners

It is said that a kid’s education starts from home. Parents are the first teachers and have a key role in shaping character. Parental encouragement plays a crucial role in grooming successful students and their role is not limited to the home, but various school activities too.  John...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:06am

Books: Tapping the local publishing opportunity

Over the years, books have been regarded as an important media for the development and promotion of students. In fact, experts believe that they act as catalysts for the advancement of a nation. Needless to say, it is only in books where you find recorded ideas — they preserve and...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:03am

Are you overeating? Break the cycle

The Covid-19 pandemic created a massive impact on human health, causing many lifestyle changes. Over the past few months of lockdown, many found themselves eating more and more, possibly due to loneliness and anxiety, or just plain boredom.  Experts believe that adjusting to a healthy...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:07am

What you should know about chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is the most common cause for chronic cough, particularly in middle aged and elderly people. It occurs due to chronic inflammation of the medium and large airways of the lungs which transport air both ways in the lungs, and is part of the lung diseases grouped as COPD (chronic...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:06am

Is okra nutritious?

Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as ‘ladies’ fingers’ or ‘ochro’, is a flowering plant in the mallow family, and is also sometimes mistaken for a pepper plant. However, this is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. It contains a sticky juice...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:05am

Why insufficient physical activity is a health hazard

World Health Organization (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure, including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits. Insufficient...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:03am

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