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Man Charged in Death of Oregon Model Whose Dismembered Body Was Stuffed in Suitcases Inside BMW

Oregon authorities filed charges Wednesday against a man they allege murdered Sara Zghoul, the 28-year-old mother whose decapitated and dismembered body was found last Thursday stuffed inside two separate suitcases in the trunk of a BMW.

Jeremiah Johnston, 35, is being held without bail in the Washington County Jail on two criminal counts: murder and abuse of a corpse.

The arrest was confirmed in a press release issued late Wednesday. PEOPLE also accessed online court records that detail the charges against Johnston.

Property records obtained by PEOPLE show a listing for Johnston in a house owned by his parents close to Zghoul’s address in Aloha, Oregon.

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The remains of the print model and aspiring actress were recovered Jan. 25, from a car that was parked in a neighborhood in Aloha, Oregon.

Acting on a tip from an unnamed source, officers allegedly found a hysterical Johnston in the woods nearby, moments after he had allegedly attempted suicide.

According to investigators, Johnston cut his own throat and tried to slash his wrists as police were closing in on him.

Police have yet to discuss a possible motive for the grisly killing.

Investigators have allegedly established a link between Johnston and the BMW that was holding Zghoul’s remains, but have not said who owns the vehicle.

This week, family and friends remembered the young mother for her positive spirit and good nature.

Johnston has not entered a plea to the two charges, and has no attorney of record.

He does, however, have a record of convictions for identity theft and both gun and drug possession, online court records indicate.

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According to court records, Johnston was sentenced in 2015 to 23 months in prison for delivery of cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

This past August, he was arrested for cocaine possession — three months after being released from prison.

In September, he pleaded guilty to the charge and was placed on probation for 18 months. He was also allowed to enter a treatment program, court records confirm.

Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives at (503) 846-2700.


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Adopted Woman Whose Family Thought She Was Dead Reunites with Siblings 60 Years Later: ‘I Feel Whole’

For decades, Sylvia Kewer’s family thought she was dead.

Kewer, who was adopted as a toddler, grew up in Emporia, Virginia, believing she was an only child. All of that changed in August when she learned she has four half-siblings.

“ was saying her whole life she didn’t know what she was. She kept saying, ‘What am I?’ ” Kewer’s daughter, Natalie Graves Tucker, tells PEOPLE.

“Here she is thinking she’s alone all these years and doesn’t know her story … She’s always been a loner and here she has four siblings with children and grandchildren!”

On Nov. 11, Kewer met her half-siblings (and dozens of other family members) at a sweet reunion in Abingdon. Tucker rented a home for the family where they had a cookout and shared old photographs.

“It was a culmination of pictures and conversations and emails that we’ve had with the family over the past few months. It was exciting,” Tucker says. “They just opened their arms with love and so it couldn’t have happened any better. I couldn’t have planned it any better.”

Kewer spent a day and half with her newfound siblings: Billy Ray, 63, Nancy Goode-O’Donnell, 69, Ralph Duff and Curtis Duff, 72.

Tucker says the reunion left her mother feeling loved, she recalls Kewer saying: “I feel whole, reborn, refreshed and stronger than ever.”

A Family Journey

The siblings’ reunion was months in the making, and it all began with a DNA test on Ancestry.com. Tucker and Kewer submitted tests and soon learned that their DNA matched that of several other people — including Ray’s son.

“When I told her that her brother wanted to FaceTime her, she was just like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ ” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “It’s just so amazing for her. She’s like there’s no longer a question mark. ‘I know who I am and I know what I am.’ ”

Tucker, Ray and Kewer began communicating and, over the next few months, Tucker says she received Facebook messages from cousins, nieces, nephews and more, all eager to attend the cookout Tucker had planned for the family’s reunion.

As the family met and exchanged stories at the rental home from Crooked Cabin Properties, they began to piece together Kewer’s story.

Many of the siblings went their separate ways as children, one was raised by a grandmother, another by their father, and others were adopted. Kewer’s four half-siblings had long known about each other, and reunited at their mother’s funeral in the ’80s.

However, Kewer, born Dorothy Mae Goode, was the mystery.

“Billy found and everybody kept saying, ‘I guess Dorothy was dead,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “My mom only remembers an orphanage and she remembers my grandparents coming to get her.”

A Fresh Start

Now that Kewer has found her family, she never plans to let them go. Tucker says the siblings exchanged phone numbers, noting that Kewer talks to her half-sister Nancy almost every day.

“There is talk about having another get together next year in the spring or the summer,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “Everybody wants to get together next year.”

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She adds of her mother: “Now that she has everybody’s information, she definitely plans to connect with everybody.”

With the reunion, Tucker says a special bond was formed between Kewer and Nancy.

“Her and her sister just stuck together like glue when they were there,” Tucker tells PEOPLE.


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John Ashbery, a Singular Poet Whose Influence Was Broad, Dies at 90

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Tebow vs. Jordan: Whose baseball career is better? (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Tebow’s ascension invites comparisons with the most famous minor leaguer ever, Michael Jordan. (Yahoo Sports)

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What Sex Therapists Tell People Whose Partners Don’t Want Sex

Being in a relationship with someone who’s disinterested in sex can feel incredibly lonely. A discrepancy in desire is more common than most people realize, though. 

What’s the best way to address it with your spouse? Below, sex therapists share the advice they give people with higher sex drives than their partners.

1. Be honest with your spouse about your needs.

Don’t shut your partner out and quietly suffer through your sexual frustration. The first step you should take to improve your sex life is to tell your S.O. that you wish you were intimate more frequently, said Keeley Rankin, a sex therapist in San Francisco, California. 

“See how your spouse responds,” she said. “Listen to what they say, feel and say they want. You never know, they may want more closeness as well.”

2. Discuss the things that make sex possible and the barriers in the way.

Without asking, there’s no way of knowing why your spouse is disinterested in sex. Maybe they’re just exhausted and too stressed out by the day’s end to initiate sex. Or if they’re experiencing sexual dysfunction of some kind (premature ejaculationerectile dysfunction or a lack of vaginal lubrication, for instance), it makes sense that they’re apprehensive about initiating sex. 

“You have to consider the life, emotional and physical barriers that can affect sex and shift libidos,” said Elizabeth McGrath, a sex therapist and educator who works in the Bay Area. “If your spouse has been caring for others all day, for instance, they might not feel ready for sex until they’ve had a moment to themselves to feel nourished and decompress.”

Once you’ve pinpointed some potential causes, figure out a workaround as a team; schedule a doctor’s appointment if there’s a physical barrier to sex, or give your spouse some totally kid-free “me time” if exhaustion is the problem.

3. Try seduction, not criticism or pressure. 

A slight mismatch in libido can easily become a larger one if the lower-desire spouse is badgered about the issue, said Danielle Harel, a sex therapist and the co-author of Making Love Real: The Intelligent Couple’s Guide to Lasting Intimacy and Passion

The mismatch often creates a cycle where the spouse with the higher sex drive complains, compares or criticizes their partner and the partner ends up having sex out of obligation, she explained. 

Instead of pressuring your spouse, “see if you can find out what turns them on the most and try seduction,” Harel said. “Try saying (and really meaning), ‘It’s fine if we don’t have sex tonight but would you be willing to just open up to see if you start to get turned on?’”

She added: “Just because you start, doesn’t mean you have to go all the way. Make sure you have this agreement with your partner.”

4. Take turns initiating intimacy. 

If you’re locked into a cycle of initiation and rejection, ask your spouse if they’d be willing to initiate some form of intimacy every few days, said Moushumi Ghose, a sex therapist and author of Classic Sex Positions Reinvented. 

“Take turns each day initiating some kind of touch, even if if the goal isn’t orgasm, but just non-goal oriented sexy time,” she said. “The next day, the other person initiates. This can help balance out the playing field.” 

5. See if your spouse is willing to make out. 

Reconnecting sexually is all about taking slow, measured steps. If your partner is willing to have a hot make-out session or just touch, be open to that, said Celeste Hirschman, a sex therapist and the co-author of Making Love Real: The Intelligent Couple’s Guide to Lasting Intimacy and Passion.

“Oftentimes, when people are asking for sex, a lot of what they want is just enthusiastic, loving connection.” Hirschman said. “Just remember: You both have to be enthusiastic about it; it won’t be fulfilling if your partner just gives you sex without being present or enjoying the experience themselves.” 

6. Get outside help. 

Instead of dwelling on what’s missing in the relationship, consider the bond and attraction that still exists and build on that, McGrath said.

“Explore workshops, sex education resources and sex therapy that can expand your sexual horizons,” she said. “Look at what is possible and continue to talk about what else you can do together as a team.”

7. Keep bringing your sexual energy, but in a loving, calm way.

Don’t lose heart if you’re the higher-desire partner, said Ian Kerner, a sex therapist and New York Times-bestselling author of She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman.

“Higher-desire partners often get frustrated and feel rejected, creating a sexual disposition that is impatient and brittle and temperamental,” he said. “This often worsens the dynamic around sex and sometimes the higher-desire partner may opt out altogether, which is equally bad.”

The best thing you can do, according to Kerner, is to “stay in it to win it. That means nurturing arousal through positive acts of intimacy.”

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Whose Improv is it Anyway?

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On both sides of the stage improv-comedy’s popularity has increased exponentially throughout the 1980s and ’90s and into the new millennium. Presto! An original song is created out of thin air. With nothing but a suggestion from the audience, daring young improvisers working without a net or a script create hilarious characters, sketches, and songs. Thrilled by the danger, the immediacy, and the virtuosity of improv-comedy, spectators laugh and cheer. American improv-comedy burst onto the scene in the 1950s with Chicago’s the Compass Players (best known for the brilliant comedy duo Mike Nichols and Elaine May) and the Second City, which launched the careers of many popular comedians, including Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and Mike Myers. Chicago continues to be a mecca for young performers who travel from faraway places to study improv. At the same time, the techniques of Chicago improv have infiltrated classrooms, workshops, rehearsals, and comedy clubs across North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Improv’s influence is increasingly evident in contemporary films and in interactive entertainment on the internet. Drawing on the experiences of working improvisers, Whose Improv Is It Anyway? provides a never-before-published account of developments beyond Second City’s mainstream approach to the genre. This fascinating history chronicles the origins of “the Harold,” a sophisticated new “long-form” style of improv developed in the ’80s at ImprovOlympic, and details the importance and pitfalls of ComedySports. Here also is a backstage glimpse at the Annoyance Theatre, best known on the national scene for its production of The Real Live Brady Bunch. Readers will get the scoop on the recent work of players who, feeling excluded by early improv’s “white guys in ties,” created such independent groups as the Free Associates and the African American troupe Oui Be Negroes. There is far more to the art of improv than may be suggested by the sketches on Satu.

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Whose Truth Are You Living?

“Believe nothing.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.”
~ Buddha

I wonder how many of us are basing our lives on someone else’s truth? Many people take what has been given to them as “the way it is” and automatically live within the confines of that idea, never challenging that idea or looking at the possibilities that may lie beyond it. It requires courage to challenge and question the traditions and relative “truths” that, over the years (centuries), have been generationally passed down and blindly accepted. Whether we are talking politics, religion, race or any other area of our lives where we tend to simply accept the opinions of others without considering how it really rests in our own hearts, Buddha’s admonition is worth exploring.

Whose truth are you living? What truth has shaped the life you call your own today? Does it agree with your own reason and common sense, or is it based on someone else’s? With conscious self inquiry you need go no further than your own mind for the answer because it’s your truth that you are seeking, not another’s, yes? Something to reflect upon.

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My Q and A With Petteri Lahtela, Whose OURA Ring Will Track Your Sleep

Petteri Lahtela is the CEO and co-founder of OURA, a wearable device — in the form of a waterproof ring — that measures our well-being as we sleep. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the restorative power of sleep, the future of sleep technology, and how wearable devices can enhance the body-mind connection.

What is the OURA ring, and why did you see a need for it?

Our goal was to create a simple and comfortable way for people to learn how to be fully charged at the start of every day, feel well and be ready to perform at their best. We needed to gain a long-term view on how our body and mind respond to sleep, rest and active life. To get that long-term view on physiological changes in the body, we had to find a unique way to access the data with high accuracy, yet at the same time we wanted to make a very desirable, comfortable and ergonomic design. Through extensive research and prototyping, we found the finger to be an optimum place for accessing comprehensive physiological data — the OURA ring was born.

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How is the OURA ring different from other tracker-type devices on the market?

OURA ring combines style and comfort with high-end technology and proprietary algorithms, with over three decades of science and pioneering research of human physiology, psychophysiology and behavior behind it.

OURA ring measures your sleep in detail, letting you know of your sleep time, sleep efficiency and how long you spend in each sleep stage. With OURA you can also see how your daytime activities are reflected in your sleep parameters and resting heart rate in both the short- and long-term. Once you get the objective data on your activity quantified, it’s easier for you to set targets for gradual improvements and balancing them to the needs of your body.

OURA App gives personalized and actionable guidance on how you can balance your activity in relation to sleep and recovery. On some days your body is not ready for 10,000 steps, whereas other days it has the capacity for much more. Balancing the physical activity based on the actual needs and readiness of the body provides the way to maintain and increase capacity over time.

Can the OURA ring improve our sleep?

OURA learns about you and your body’s reactions in relation to sleep, rest, activity, rhythms of life and your overall behavior. You can learn how improved sleep quality affects your daytime performance, feelings and health.

The app personalizes the guidance based on the correlated measured data and delivers clear, textual recommendations with actionable content. The app gives guidance on how to improve sleep quality and adjust daily activity based on recovery status. OURA helps you to build a proactive approach to stay healthy and maintain good performance levels.

What do you see as the future of the wearable/sleep tech industry?

With fitness gadgets you quickly learn about your activity level, but your body’s reactions are not measured and therefore goals are not adjusted optimally for you. Therefore, benefit is very limited. But when people get personalized recommendations based on accurate and objectively measured data from their own body, they are more inclined to make small adjustments to their lifestyle for improved sleep quality and daytime performance.

We believe that one reason for ignoring the needs of the body is that we have not had easy and comfortable ways to monitor how our body is reacting in our daily life. There has not been a simple way to get concrete, quantitative and comprehensive information about how our body is doing in relation to our sleep, activity, overall lifestyle and daily rhythms.

For developing and maintaining optimal well-being, body-mind balance and performance we need to be able to form a comprehensive picture of how our daily choices affect our sleep and performance during the day. That is what we wanted to enable.

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Gina Rodriguez Has An Affair To Remember On ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

If you’re going to sweep Gina Rodriguez off her feet, you’re going to need a hand — or two.

The “Jane the Virgin” star was the celebrity guest on Monday’s episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” playing alongside the show’s improv veterans Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Jeff Davis. But things got particularly out of hand when Stiles, Rodriguez and Mochrie’s hands were placed in a luxury hotel for a romantic rendezvous.

In the skit titled “Helping Hands,” Stiles popped some bubbly and fed threw the actress handfuls of grapes as she tried to keep up with the antics.

Earlier in the episode, the 31-year-old star challenged Brady and Davis to sing about her character Jane, reimagining her not as a virgin but as an organic corn farmer. The skit even inspired the actress to do a little bit of freestyle rapping.

Watch the “Helping Hands” segment above and check out the full episode on The CW.

 

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Questions and concerns regarding the scope and depth of Canada’s relationship with the United States loom larger than ever since 9/11. In Whose Canada? contributors provide a comprehensive analysis of the legacy of free trade and look at the challenges that deepening bilateral integration presents for Canadian sovereignty and public policy autonomy. They focus on trade and economics, politics, public policy, social policy, labour, health care, education, local government, minority rights, military and security, foreign policy, culture, law, Quebec, environment, energy, and civil society. In response to the question Whose Canada? the authors share their scepticism about corporate Canadas continental agenda and the results of Ottawa’s cozying up to Washington, arguing forcefully that Canada’s future must be shaped by its citizens, not its elites. To this end, they advance a practical vision for revitalizing democracy and upholding the public good. Contributors include Sharryn Aiken (Queen’s), Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians), Dorval Brunelle (UQAM), Duncan Cameron (Ottawa), Bruce Campbell (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, CCPA), Tony Clarke (Polaris Institute), Stephen Clarkson (Toronto), Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Simon Fraser), Kathy Corrigan (Canadian Union of Public Employees), Murray Dobbin (CCPA), Jim Grieshaber-Otto (CCPA), Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress), Marc Lee (CCPA), Benot Lvesque (UQAM), Elizabeth May (Green Party), Garry Neil (International Network for Cultural Diversity), Larry Pratt (Alberta), David Robinson (Canadian Association for University Teachers), Mario Seccareccia (Ottawa), Steven Shrybman (Sack, Goldblatt, & Mitchell), Scott Sinclair (CCPA), Steven Staples (Ceasefire.c

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