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  • 10 Cuddling Explanations: What Your Sleeping Habits Say About Your Relationship.

    1. The Spoon

    Ah, the spoon: the most common position for all couples, especially for people married three-to-five years. According to psychiatrist Samuel Dunkell, "When a woman assumes the posterior position, it may indicate she is the more giving partner or that he needs special nurturing." The Spoon provides the most amount of contact with your partner, ensuring physically closeness. It's not necessarily erotic, instead, it's "a comforting, safe cocoon," says Shirley P. Glass, psychologist and martial therapist.

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    2. The Honeymoon Hug

    The most intimate of sleeping positions. This less-common alternative to The Spoon tends to occur during periods where intense feelings are present, such as after lovemaking or the beginning of a relationship. Some couples maintain it throughout their relationship, but, according to Elizabeth Flynn Campbell, a New York psychotherapist, "[the couple] could be overly enmeshed, too dependent on each other to sleep apart."

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    3. Like Shingles (on a Roof)

    This position denotes strong egos and a sense of entitlement, according to Samuel Dunkell, a position that tends to be quite popular. Normally, one partner is laying on their back while the other rests their head on the person's shoulder, making him or her a dependent, compliant partner. Shirley P. Glass notes "there's a high level of trust here," as this snuggling position has a "strengthening sense of comradeship and protection."

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    4. The Sweetheart's Cradle

    A more amped up, intimate version of the above, The Sweetheart's Cradle has one person holding the other instead of having a head simply anchored on a shoulder. What you end up with is a very caring, nurturing, intimate position, creating a sense of protection and safeness.

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    5. Loosely Tethered

    Remember when you first started dating or were married and there was a lot of physical closeness, even at the expense of your preferred sleeping position? As time goes on, though, people take this position, which is basically The Spoon with more distance. It signifies trust, allowing for more space and comfort without sacrificing affection. Ultimately, this position represents balance.

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    6. The Leg Hug

    This position can really represent two things. First, it could mean that a couple isn't entirely comfortable showing physical affection, so it comes off as it "accidentally" happens, like a foot touched another one. Second, it can be the complete opposite. It could "suggest familiarity, comfort and a daring quality as well, almost like a secret code."

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    7. The Pursuit

    This is basically spooning, but one person chases the other. Imagine that someone retreats to the other side of the bed with their back turned to you. The Pursuit is when you approach that person and spoon them. This, too, can mean two things. The resulting spoon, according to Samuel Dunkell, can be labelled as "illegal Spooning" because the person retreats and wants their space. Alternatively, the person distancing themselves wants to be pursued, which becomes an invitation or a game of cat and mouse. Yes, knowing which one you should do can be difficult, but that's part of being in a relationship, as you begin to learn your partner's body language.

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    8. Zen Style

    This position is most prominent in a couple that has been together for quite sometime. As time goes on, there tends to be a need to re-establish independence and personal space, especially since closeness is established and not as exploratory. The Zen is a compromise between connectedness and independence, creating physical contact without clinging.

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    9. The Cliffhanger

    This position is a lot like The Pursuit, but this time there's no chase, as the other person doesn't wait for it. It's basically like a "cliffhanger": you're left wondering what's happening. You'll begin to wonder whether there's something going wrong, why the person is withdrawing: Anger? Sadness? Resentment? This is when you have to analyze your significant other and see if that person really needs their space. Over time, they'll roll back. The alternative, according to redbook, is that your significant other is comfortable enough to know they'd rather get a comfortable night's sleep than snuggle and listen to your snoring.

     

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    10. The Crab

    This is another potentially ambiguous sleeping position, one with multiple meanings. If you're currently going through a rough time in your relationship or have had some disagreements, this may be your or your partner's way of signifying that there are problems, creating a need and a way of pulling away from each other without acknowledging it. It could also mean that you're hurting. Just like how you change positions when you're sitting, you create new positions when you're in bed. Or, really, you or your partner could be creative sleepers.

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  • Angry protesters stoned Gambella President car

    Gambella city residents staged a spontaneous demonstration after a refugee mob maimed and killed several Ethiopians.

    A mob of South Sudanese refugees, mostly from Nuer tribe, attacked Ethiopian laborers on Thursday, as HornAffairs broke the news later that day.

    The refugee’s mob was triggered by a car accident that killed two girls near Jewi refugees camp. The vehicle belonged to ACF (Action contre la faim), yet the driver was a “highlander” – a local label applied to Ethiopian residents who are neither from Nuer nor Anuak tribes.

    Local sources informed HornAffairs the refugees killed two women and eight men. Another thirteen injured. The victims were “carpenters, masonry workers and daily laborers”.

    However, VOA Amharic reported fourteen deaths. The number could rise further since the refugees chased the victims to the forest, where they mutilated the bodies.

     

     

    Breaking| Ethiopia: Angry protesters stoned Gambella President car

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Gambella city residents staged a spontaneous demonstration after a refugee mob maimed and killed several Ethiopians.

     

    A mob of South Sudanese refugees, mostly from Nuer tribe, attacked Ethiopian laborers on Thursday, as HornAffairs broke the news later that day.

     

    The refugee’s mob was triggered by a car accident that killed two girls near Jewi refugees camp. The vehicle belonged to ACF (Action contre la faim), yet the driver was a “highlander” – a local label applied to Ethiopian residents who are neither from Nuer nor Anuak tribes.

     

    Local sources informed HornAffairs the refugees killed two women and eight men. Another thirteen injured. The victims were “carpenters, masonry workers and daily laborers”.

     

    However, VOA Amharic reported fourteen deaths. The number could rise further since the refugees chased the victims to the forest, where they mutilated the bodies.

     

    Highlanders living in Gambella town held a demonstration this morning in protest of the killings.

     

    Federal Police blocked the protesters from going to Jewi camp. They later unsuccessfully tried to cross the Baro Bridge into to newland – an area dominated by Ethiopian Nuers.

     

    However, Federal police and soldiers, in charge of securing the bridge, prevented the protesters.

     

    Several Gambella residents told HornAffairs gunshots were fired for several minutes.

     

    However, one local claimed the security officers were trying to calm down the protectors reasoning that an attack on newland will put highlanders in that vicinity in danger.

     

     

    A Nuer mob was reportedly roaming in newland. It appears federal police quickly dispersed it.

     

    Yet, HornAffairs received multiples of tips that the highlander protesters had attacked Nuer business around the Baro Bridge. Causalities were not confirmed.

     

    Gambella region’s President Gatluak Tut Koat had his vehicle stoned when he went to talk to the protesters. Local sources claimed the windshield was broken, but it was difficult to verify the claim.

     

    The protesters refused to meet Galtuak, who is Nuer, and requested for his deputy Olero Opiew, who is Anuak, instead. Olero held a meeting with the protesters late afternoon.

     

    The motorcade of Riek machar, the leader of the South Sudanese rebel SPLM/A-IO, was reportedly stoned by demonstrators. It was not immediately clear whether he was in the same vehicle or motorcade with the regional president. The two officials were seen together at the Gambella Grand Resort hotel early afternoon. Machar, who is from the South Sudanese Nuer tribe, was supposed to go to the airport in the afternoon to fly to Juba, South Sudan, as part of a protracted peace deal facilitated by Ethiopia and IGAD.

     

     

    A foreign correspondent tweeted two of vehicles of WFP were attacked.

     

    The regional president issued a statement in the evening, for the first time since the refugee mob lynched the highlanders. He claimed thirty refugees are detained in connection to the Thursday attacks and expressed his condolences.

     

    Jewi camp hosts almost fifty thousand individuals, mostly from South Sudan’s Nuer tribe. The camp is located 18 kms from Gambella town on the road to Addis Ababa. Ethiopia hosts about 270 thousand South Sudanese refugees mostly at the six refugee camps in Gambella region.

     

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  • 6 Sweet Ways to remind your Boyfriend of your love

    One is exhausted of hectic routines and daily work schedules that will probably reflect on our love relationships. Sometimes, we even forget the importance of each other and start living a boring life. In such a circumstance, we have to keep reminding each other of how much we love them. Next to this we are sharing six small gestures one can remind his boyfriend of her love for him.

     

    #1. Taking a walk down the memory lane
    he best way is to remind of your past memories and how it was being started. Love birds just remembering and talking about their spark of love for the first time is enough to flame the passion.

    #2. Cook Good food
    As an old proverb says, ‘’the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ Preparing and feeding your loved one’s favorite dishes can generally win his affection by showing him that you love and care for him.

    #3. Wear his favorite Clothes of his selection
    Gals what are you thinking what’s next I wanted to share? You can probably wear something of your guy’s choice. While going out, just try out his favorite dress that will probably show him his importance to you.

    #4. Give him little surprises
    You can gift him something, a small pen or a T-Shirt of a cricket player. A gift always sparks a person’s face with a big smile.

    #5. Spend time doing his favorite things
    Do his favorite things like playing his favorite games or watching cricket or football match or Reading books or just going to a club. This will surely make him win your heart as you are more concerned about going out and doing things his choices than yours. Ideally yes, he will feel very happy.

    #6. Love letters
    Those days are gone when people use to write letters expressing their love for each other. Today, a person is just a message away. So, keeping this fact in mind, and writing a letter to him in your own handwriting will show your efforts and willingness to go that extra mile.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Federal Government Has Declared a State of Emergency

    The federal government has declared a state of emergency as of Saturday, October 9, 2016.

    The cabinet of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has an emergency meeting on Saturday afternoon where the government declared the state of emergency at a time of deteriorating security situation in Oromia Regional State.

    The state of emergency declared for the first time in 25 years, will last for six months.”It may be shortened depending on the improvement on the security front,” a senior government official told Fortune.

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