How does one get over a breakup?

A breakup can be one of the most painful experiences in life. It’s never easy letting go of a relationship that once meant the world to you, and to let go of all the memories and plans you once held. Leaving all of this behind can trigger all sorts of unsettling emotions.   However,...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Social entrepreneur on imparting skills among youth in rural areas

Dieudonné Gakire, a writer, social entrepreneur and public speaker, grew up in the remote village of Mwendo in Ruhango District, Southern Province.  He recalls growing up in a community that lacked basics such as electricity and a limited access to clean drinking water and good...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Factors to consider before switching careers

You have recently looked at your career trajectory and it’s not that commendable. You took your first job with hopes that it will be a stepping stone for a better one, only that the better job never really came around, now you feel stuck working a job you don’t really love. ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ways to promote healthy competition in the workplace

Competition is known for its ability to motivate people to push past their limits and achieve more. In the work place, it inspires innovation and invention. However, without limits, competition can cause conflict among employees, creating a toxic environment in the workplace.  How then...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Life lessons: Tips for your younger self

For so many of us, life is a hefty journey with many twists and turns. It’s, therefore, inevitable that at some point, we pause to reflect deeply about what’s left of our life; for us to look back at the years lived so far, reflect on the present and think of where to go next. It is...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to retain millennials in the workplace

Millennials are changing the face of a number of things, including the workplace.  Their zeal and vision for dynamic work ethics has had a profound influence on how the workplace should operate. Hence, providing an environment where they can be creative and effective can be vital in the...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

10 things to know about colon cancer

The untimely and shocking death of US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing King T’Challa in Marvel’s “Black Panther”, left fans and the film world stunned.  The actor, aged 43, died last week after a battle with colon cancer, his family confirmed in a...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Simple ways to start a home garden

Gardening at home is a great way to eat healthy on a budget while you get a chance to be up close and personal with nature. Although it can at times be overwhelming, growing and maintaining a garden is an incredibly cheerful activity to engage in. If you are doing this for the first time, what...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

The rise of workplace activism

Early this year, some Facebook employees staged a protest against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action on a series of controversial posts from President Donald Trump, which apparently incited violence and promoted racism. Other employees are also said to have changed their...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Commitment is the foundation of resilient marriages - Archbishop Mbanda

For Laurent Mbanda, the Archbishop of Anglican Church of Rwanda and his wife, their Christian faith has been the bedrock of their marriage. And in the 36 years they have been married, he says commitment has been the core facet that has held their union together. Whereas it’s a desire for...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Vegan group on why lifestyle is more than just a diet

El-Rahim Jaffer strongly believes in a number of causes behind veganism, but only one motivated him to become a vegan — to fight for animal rights and their protection. He stretched out his cause by creating Rwanda Humane Society- a vegan group whose vision is to treat animals with...

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:27 AM

Tips for the perfect staycation

Travel enthusiasts have been affected with the looming coronavirus. With closed borders and limited travel abroad, planning for luxurious vacations out of the country is more complicated than ever. Regardless of the complex circumstances, however, it is still possible to enjoy time away from...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:53 AM

Female motorbike rider on ‘gear shifting’ stereotypes

Marie Louise Karegeya is not your ordinary girl. As a female motorcyclist, she is flaring up courage and a spirit of adventure among fellow women. Karegeya goes on with her daily routine as swiftly as you would any other job -pursuing and transporting passengers.  Her main areas of work...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Leave your comfort zone, UN challenges youth on political participation

The United Nations has sought to highlight ways to actively engage young people in enriching national and multilateral institutions and to draw lessons on how the engagement of youth in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced. This was highlighted by UN Resident Coordinator,...

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 7:00 AM

How to deal with toxic people

It took time for Sheila to understand why she always felt emotionally exhausted every time she was in the presence of her best friend.  She, however, later managed to pick on her friend’s backhanded comments about her appearance and jealous tendencies, these always left her with...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

A surgeon’s tale on the gratifying impact of plastic surgery

Col Dr Charles Furaha wakes up each morning with a desire to change yet another life. As a plastic surgeon, he has dealt with the restoration, reconstruction and the alteration of the human body-handling cases that range from tummy tucks, liposuction, breast reductions and thermocoagulation for...

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:11 AM

Catfishing: Signs that your online romance is a scam

The dating scene has transformed a lot in the past years. People mostly meet physically but this is all gradually changing with the rise of online dating. Many people are now meeting online and although this has somewhat simplified dating, it has opened doors for a whole new wave of romantic scams...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 6:49 AM

Empowering women entrepreneurs for economic recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous effect on global economies. This is evidenced in the reduced economic and social activities as well as affected revenues. Countering this disastrous impact requires a coordinated and balanced set of interventions. And among these, is women...

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

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