Carolyn Magner

Junk in the bunk!

Dear Carolyn, My husband is almost a hoarder. I mean, his truck is full of junk. It takes 20 minutes to clear off his bunk just to sit on it! I nag, beg, threaten but he refuses to throw out what he says is his “stuff.” What exactly is the difference between “stuff” and “junk?” Patrice Dear Patrice, Junk=stuff we throw away. Stuff=junk we keep. Happy to help! I’m just say’n, Carolyn

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Brush it!

Brush and floss your teeth after every meal and you may not only have a nicer smile but can cut the risk of head and neck cancer by 400 percent by preventing gum disease.

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Flu shots!

Flu shots are ready! The CDC recommends you get your seasonal flu vaccine before December for the best timing.

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Good choice, bad choice: cereals

Few supermarket aisles are more confusing than the cereal aisle, with its dazzling array of good, bad and simply terrible choices. A serving of dry cereal (approximately 1 ¼ cups) makes an easy, packable snack or a nutritious breakfast with milk and fruit. But all cereals are not created equal. How to choose Look for labels that meet these criteria per serving: Calories: fewer than 200 Fiber: 3 grams or more Fat: fewer than 2 grams Sugar: fewer than 10 ...

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Doing a man's job!

Dear Carolyn, I am an attractive, (according to others) single, 32 year-old truck driver. I’m good at my job and work long hours like everyone else. My problem is that men in this industry don’t take me seriously.  They either think I am soliciting or going to crash my truck into a wall. I try to ignore them but sometimes I feel like quitting and doing something easier--like coal minning. Wanda  Dear Wanda, Women have to do everything twice ...

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Lagging libido!

Dear Carolyn, My husband has lost his sex drive. I’m not sure what to do about that!  I’ve tried all the usual methods but he’s not interested. He’s a great guy and we have a strong marriage. What can I do? Jen Dear Jen, Sex is like air; you don’t notice it until you aren’t getting any! First, drag him to the doctor and get him checked out.  Many health conditions and medications can zap the libido.  And, the ...

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Got the breaking up blues

Dear Carolyn,  My girlfriend went back to her ex-boyfriend last week. It was a huge shock to me and I never saw it coming. She says she tried to tell me that she wasn’t over him but honestly, I can’t recall having that conversation. I know I shouldn’t call, email, text and drive by her house all the time. She is telling friends that I’m stalking her. Can you help me? I’m so angry about this and ...

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Dieting advice for truckers

Dear Carolyn, I have lost about 10 pounds this month by following your dieting advice. My question is how can I lose ten more? I know you are more about "dating" advice giving than you are about "dieting" advice but what you said really worked! Bob Dear Bob, Hey there big Buddy. You must be the one I told to stop drinking soda and start drinking water? That’s the only weight loss tip I’ve given out lately. And even ...

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Trashing the ex!

Dear Carolyn, My new boyfriend constantly runs down his former girlfriend. He talks trash about her and compares everything I do to how she did it.  I’ve never met the poor woman but it makes me a little uneasy. Why can’t he just enjoy my good side without having to tell me how terrible she was?  Do you think he’s protesting a bit too much? Janet Dear Janet, Pay close attention to this. How he talks about her is ...

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Kicked to the curb!

Dear Carolyn, Where do you get off telling my boyfriend he needs to kick me to the curb? You have no idea what I put up with. You think you are so smart?  You try living with a self-centered, lazy, rude, man-child who doesn’t bathe as often as he should. Throw in a mama’s boy who can’t find the ice cubes in the freezer, a dog hater, bad driver, road rager womanizer and see how long ...

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