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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, 12:00 AM

‘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, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

Why AC Group increased maternity leave for employees to five months

While some employers may be wary of hiring young women for fear that they will be away from work during maternity leave, AC Group, a Rwandan technology company, is offering their employees five months paid maternity leave. This is, among other things, underpinned by the belief that there is a...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

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, 12:18 AM

Life: ‘Plan for the future’ or ‘live in the moment’?

When you live a pre-planned life, forecasting is the core of your existence. You think ahead and plan for almost all things before doing them. For those who live in the moment, however, life is an adventure. They live each day as it comes; life’s events are more of a surprise—random and...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Morning rituals to supercharge your day

Lillian wakes up at exactly 4am every single day. Before she goes on with her day’s tasks, she sets aside time for prayers, meditation, and journals, then she reads a book and exercises before jumping into the shower. This is her simple morning routine that sets pace for how her day goes....

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ways to teach children about money management

Grooming a child into a financially literate person is one of the best things you can offer your kid as a parent.  Learning basic money values at an early age gives a child an opportunity to start knowing how to handle money responsibly, and this gives them greater chances of making wise...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tips on breaking the glass ceiling at work

To one wishes to work in the same job position for years, for anyone with a clear vision hopes for growth at some point in their career. However the workplace at times doesn’t just hand you such opportunities. In fact certain barriers such as race or one’s gender tend to stand against...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Dealing with identity crisis in relationships

Who you are as an individual doesn’t have to be different from who you are in a relationship, relationship experts advise. But this is one of the many things that are easier said than done. Maintaining individuality when in a relationship does not come easy for everyone. You want to make...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tips for a fun road trip

Going by how this year has played out, it would be awesome to unwind it with one of the most memorable vacation experiences—a road trip.  A road trip is normally a long journey made in a car for adventure and fun. Its mostly fun when done in a group, packing your friends or family in...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

What should you consider when buying a house?

Owning a home is one of the most substantial decisions a person can make in their life. And because of this, it is important to be cautious and well informed before taking any significant steps. Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, this process can be quite overwhelming...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Female chef’s rise in the culinary industry

When Joyce Saiyoki, a chef at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, arrives at her place of work, the first job of the day is the mise en place — which includes checking on the quality of ingredients and ensuring they are fresh and ready to use. Having a structured flow in the kitchen matters a lot...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to deal with a toxic colleague

A difficult colleague can ruin the work experience for everyone. Such a person always sees negativity, provokes and bullies others. And working with or around them is nothing but a mocking experience. Writer Thomas Murphy notes that if you have a toxic worker in your office, that behaviour needs...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:57 PM

2020: What would you do differently if the year started over?

2020 has been a year full of surprises. No one expected life to flow the way it has; the pandemic, lockdowns and racial tension have all made this year go down in history as the most appalling.  Things have changed for everyone, but life as always, has somehow moved on. And regardless of...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Simple ways to make your house feel like home

There is a difference between living in a place for the sake of living and staying in a place that makes you feel ‘right at home.’ It is what you place in your house or how you choose to set it up that makes all the difference. Arranging your house into a home is more about making it...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Interior designer on crafting liveable spaces through art

24-year-old Lucille Uwineza has a dream of making a mark in the world of interior design. She joined the field early this year and though it’s been only a few months into her line of work, she has deeply grown attached to her profession. Among the projects she has worked on so far, Uwineza...

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

How one nurse is building resilience in teen mothers

When Liliane Uwukuli graduated in nursing eight years ago, she worked in different hospitals attending to the sick. Seeing her patients heal gave her a sense of gratitude and fulfilment. But for some reason, she wanted more—she wanted to create a bigger impact. During her shifts, she had a...

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

You’re married, should you change your name?

It has been regarded as tradition for women to take their husbands’ last name after marriage. With the current feminist wave, however, it’s no longer presumed that a woman will change her last name when she gets married. Apparently, men too can now choose to adopt their wife’s...

Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

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