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New Rules: The One and Done Theory- Dating Advice By: Maquita Donyel A couple years ago a friend shared their philosophy on dating. A few dates was all he  needed to decide if she was worth a second or fourth date. It is because within that time he was able to figure out if this was a person he could see himself marrying. If she wasn’t, no more dates were needed, plain and simple. FYI: The person that introduced the concept to me has since been married and has started a family. When I first heard of the idea I thought, “Wow! JUST a few dates and you KNOW? That just can’t be possible.” But after a lot of thinking and self reflecting on how I use to date, I thought why not try something new? The “One and Done”  Overall Bonuses: After experimenting with this “One and Done”…

I’m an August baby. Meaning, I was given the opportunity to roast in my mothers “belly” during some of the hottest times of the year. So of course I’m going to miss Summer <3 Goodbye Summer: I will miss everything. From the sun-kissed skin and the smell of sun block filling the air, to finding traces of sand in between our toes and the frames of our sunglasses. Its something about Summer that just says “everything’s going to be just fine”. The photo of me to the left is actually quite groundbreaking because it’s me, embracing Fall! Hello Fall: Nature walks, pumpkin patching, and fall leaves. School routines, projects and early Christmas shopping. It’s time for our last season boots to make a premier. For us to layer up, jersey up and grab our Octoberfest beer. Fall Fashion 2013 😀 Personally, it’s the time of year to celebrate Mini’s…

Bold & Polished Pistil of the Month Rahwa Zerihun By: Maquita Donyel   “Personally, I don’t really care about wealth, I want create a [positive] ripple effect, that’s the biggest goal for me. ‘A good name is far better than a million riches'” “Maquita, I don’t know how I finished college.” Rahwa Zerihun, the woman with a Bachelors degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in International Studies/Political Science, a Master of Internal Relations degree from Webster Graduate school, and now a full-time student working on her second Masters in London, couldn’t fathom how she finished college. “May you tell me more about your journey?” I asked. “Well you knoowww, I finished one degree and just kept going! I was supposed to go to a University for Fashion Design. I ended up changing gears after my dad passed away and decided to do humanitarian work. Social justice became the reason I was…

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