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What’s up with lunch?

Today we shall begin by offering the grandest congratulations to Blackhorn who, following his retirement from the herd, transitioned to a second career that was to prove very successful — a career as a series of excellent steaks and samosas. Blackhorn’s services in this regard provided...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:03am

Are we supposed to feel sorry for Kylie Jenner?

Forbes is clearly keeping up with the Kardashians, so much so that the magazine figured out that Kylie Jenner is not quite the self-made billionaire they were led to believe, and that her cosmetics business is not as massive or as profitable as she and her family claim. Subsequently, she was...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:01am

Inside an artisan’s modern design world

At his workshop, Olivier Mbarushimana carefully displays his beautiful cache of wood work.  These are mostly lampshades, furniture, lamps, mirrors, as well as sculptures. With a chisel and carving knife, Mbarushimana cuts, moulds and laminates his pieces into finished products. ...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:23am

Visual illustrator on using art to drive social change

In 2016, Shemsa Neza, ventured into art, a talent she knew she had from a young age. Since then she has been using her talent to bring about social change. She had a chat with Sharon Kantengwa about her work and plans for her career. How did you become a visual artist? Is there a particular...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 10:10pm

Creative writing workshop: Inspiring Africa’s change makers to tell stories

With the Covid-19 pandemic that has led to closure of schools, Elma Shaw viewed this as an opportunity to give extra attention to writing skills. With a background in communications and education, she used her skills to design a creative writing workshop to give students an outlet for creativity...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:05am

Origin of ordinary things: The atlas

In atlas is a collection of various maps of the earth or a specific region of the earth. Maps that make up atlases are traditionally bound as books. These are either hardcover for reference atlases, or softcover for atlases that are meant to serve as travel guides.  According to ThoughtCo,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:04am

Why should children be taught creative writing?

Creative writing encourages kids to exercise their creative minds and practice using their imaginations. It improves their ability to come up with alternatives. This broadens their thought processes, which can lead to success in many areas, including problem solving and analysis. Creative...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:03am

How to keep online education interesting

Students are continuing with studies at home so that when school resumes, they will have covered part of the syllabus. However, with online learning, students can easily get distracted, and some even find it boring. Students share with The New Times tips to making online studies intriguing....

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:02am

Why language development is important to a child

With the current situation, parents are spending more time with their children at home. And education experts are of the view that focus might be given mainly to older learners, with little assistance given to younger learners. They (educators) believe that an active, stimulating environment...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:01am

Tips for dealing with muscle cramps

Daisy Keza used to feel comfortable and confident when wearing high heels. However, having worn such shoes for quite some time, she developed a leg cramp and went for a check-up. When Keza went to the hospital, a physiotherapist was sure that her leg cramp was caused by wearing high heels for...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:04am

Let’s talk attitude tea

Tea is life. For real. Sometimes it feels like the only thing that can make a day end well is a cup of tea. Coffee drinkers line up their espressos and moccas and macchiato and cast pitying eyes that say; ‘That’s the only flavour you have? Black?’ Yes you can spice it but it...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:04am

Brown or white rice? What is healthier?

Rice, boiled or fried, is popular in homes and restaurants around the world. However, brown rice is not as common as white. Nutritionists say brown rice is not processed like the white one, making it a better option as its far healthier than the white one. Private Kamanzi, a nutritionist at...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:03am

Understanding prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. A man’s prostate produces the seminal fluid that nourishes...

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:01am

ENHA-Girubuntu: Empowering students through social and economic initiatives

Two years ago, Tiffany Iza Safari could barely express herself at school, even in her native language, because she didn’t have the confidence to do so.  The now 17-year-old says this denied her the opportunity to hang out with her peers, and share her concerns, especially in and out...

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 7:53am

Finding your purpose in life

It was a warm afternoon when Arlene found herself staring blankly at the piles of papers that filled her office desk. She was irritated and confused, her job that was once her source of joy was suddenly unfulfilling. She had worked as a service manager for years and now she couldn’t help...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:04am

Your attitude determines your altitude

I was in a conversation with a friend about attitude and perception. The impact that one’s advice has on us is fully dependent on how we perceive that person’s advice, and the altitude we will go shall be determined by our attitude. A few years ago a young lady came to me claiming...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:03am

The blue ticks

Let’s talk about blue ticks for a moment. If it is just one, then it is a tiny insect parasite that leapt off a stray dog you wandered too close to, and is about to either make you a superhero or anaemic. But when they come in pairs you have an even bigger problem. The what and when: Two...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:02am

What I really wish Covid-19 would wipe out

Seeing all the good things we’ve lost to Covid-19, including jobs, investments and lives, got me thinking about what I wish it would take out instead, particularly challenges the world has grappled with for years, like corruption. You’d think that all that time we had for self-...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:01am

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Why period stigma holds women back

Earlier this year, over 60 girls at a college in India were told to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating. Apparently, the girls were checked because the college hostel has a rule that girls having periods are not supposed to take meals with other peers. This is why they...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:04am

Overcoming procrastination

Back in my high school days, one of my favourite rituals was to sit down for hours at a time, mapping my life goals, visualising all the amazing things I needed to do to materialise my ultimate goal.  Often, I analysed my desires, values, passions and arrived at an impeccably sound-...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:03am

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