Carolyn Magner

Buyer's remorse

Dear Carolyn, My wife has changed since we got married. When we were dating she was funny, kind and a blast to hang out with. Now, all she does is complain about how I don't do what she wants me to do. I feel like I got the bad end of the stick in this deal. We got married after only two months of dating and everyone loves to tell me they told me so. What do ...

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Check the oil

Add olive oil to your diet. Studies show that olive oil is good for your cholesterol regulations and may have anti inflammatory effects as well as protection for your heart. Plus, it tastes good!

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Clear the clutter!

Rid your cab of energy sapping clutter. Sort your stuff into four boxes labled: things to keep, things to donate, things to store and things to throw away. If you don’t need it or love it- toss it!

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Repent and don’t repeat!

Dear Carolyn, My conscience is killing me. Years ago I had a fling with a married woman.  Now that I’m married to a great gal, I feel like I should confess my past sins. Do you think that’s a good idea? I want to prevent this from happening again. Mark Dear Mark, A conscience doesn’t prevent sin, it prevents you from enjoying the sin.  Save the confessions for the priest.  No need to worry your new bride. You have ...

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Listen up!

Practice active listening by truly hearing what someone is telling you. Reframe it back to them by saying things such as, “I hear you saying you are struggling with this decision.”

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Snack attack!

Beat boredom by listening to a bestselling novel on CD while you drive. It will distract you from snacking and sharpen your mind.

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Tricky treats!

Dear Carolyn, I love Halloween! I love dressing up, decorating the house, taking the kids trick or treating and all the candy!  My husband hates it. I think he's worried about all the calories in the candy. I think that every once in a while, it's okay to splurge on sweets. What fun is life if you can't kick back and act like a kid? Spooky Dear Spooky, I too love Halloween and candy. I get it that the anxiety ...

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Good choice, bad choice Halloween Candy

  Making healthy Halloween candy choices can be a scary proposition. After all, the miniature-sized, chocolate-covered bites can’t be all bad, can they? The answer depends on how many bite-sized morsels you eat and the surprising number of calories and fat jammed into those little pieces. We are not trying to suck the fun out of Halloween but we thought you might want to compare some tricky treats! We looked at calories and fat for our ...

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Get happy!

Hang out with cheerful people. A positive attitude is contagious and so is a negative one! The same goes for listening to talk radio, choosing movies and listening to music.

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Portion size

Choose a piece of meat the size of a deck of cards and potatoes or rice that would fit in an ice cream scoop.

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