Thinking of giving up sugar? Desserts and drinks are not the only way that sugar makes its way into your body. Sugar is everywhere – from salad dressings to yogurt, canned fruit to sports drinks. It’s the hidden sugar in the foods we buy that is the real problem. Here’s what you need to know and how to give up sugar on your own.
Health & Beauty
This is where you'll find recent articles from our Beauty, Health, Men’s Fashion, Pregnancy, and Parenting sites at The Fun Times Guide. If it affects your health, your looks, your personal style, or your personal spirit... we're talking about it here! Real people are sharing their personal reviews and experiences with popular health & beauty products (even surgical procedures), clothing & grooming tips for men & women, and clever ideas for new parents and babies.
Learning how to deal with grief before it hits can save you from feeling lost, confused, or frustrated with how long the grieving process can actually last. Here are my best tips and tricks for dealing with grief and what you can expect to feel throughout the process — no matter how long it takes.
Learn how to meditate anywhere – indoors or outdoors, alone or with others. A yoga teacher shares 4 methods of non-traditional meditation practice you probably wouldn’t think about – 4 fun ways to meditate without even really trying!
Pregnancy & allergies seem to go hand in hand. During my pregnancy, I had a stuffy nose all the time and excruciating headaches, too. Natural remedies are better than over-the-counter medications when you’re pregnant — so here’s a list of natural remedies to help you manage spring allergies during pregnancy.
Wondering what to wear a pink tie with? A men’s clothing expert shares what you can safely wear a pink tie with, and which items of clothing you should steer clear of.
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
Indoor gym workouts are fine — but I love being outside and I truly enjoy outside workouts. Don’t worry, you don’t need any outdoor gym equipment! Grab your shoes, bathing suit, and sunscreen and get ready for some fun outdoor fitness. Spice up your workouts with my very best outdoor gym ideas on the beach, at the park, in the water, or on the court!
Have you bought any products that had a California Prop 65 warning label on them? I don’t live anywhere NEAR California, yet I’ve seen a slew of them! Here’s what the Proposition 65 warning means, why it’s on so many products, and which chemicals are on the Prop 65 list.
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
I had thyroid surgery. I had no idea what it would be like. So to give you a better idea of what to expect after thyroid surgery, I’m sharing my detailed thyroid surgery recovery story — complete with my thyroid scar photos and tips that I hope will help to speed up your thyroid surgery recovery time.
Here are the acceptable colors of clothing that you can wear with brown, black, and burgundy belts and shoes — even exotic shoes & suede shoes. See examples of matching belt & shoes for business dress, business casual, and everyday casual occasions. And there IS one exception to the rule: men’s spectator shoes!
Acupuncture benefits those of us who prefer a holistic approach to medical issues. We live in an over-medicated society and sometimes alternative approaches (like an acupuncture treatment or two) are a better option than prescriptions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture therapy. Does your dog or cat have aches and pains? See how acupuncture can help your pets, too!
Deciding when to start announcing pregnancy isn’t always easy. I had very different experiences with my first pregnancy, compared to my second and third pregnancies. Here are my best tips – reasons to tell everyone right away, and reasons to wait a little longer. Plus, how to tell work you’re pregnant
Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
I became educated about men’s dress shoes several years ago at the age of 21. I believe you should buy the best shoes you can afford. Here’s everything you should know about the value of American made dress shoes for men and how they’re constructed. Plus, my top picks for the best mens dress shoes made in the USA, and tips before you resole shoes.
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
Do you have a ganglion cyst? I do! I’ve had it for years — it comes and goes. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst treatment, and ganglion cyst removal. Basically a ganglion cyst does not require treatment, but if it’s causing you pain or is just in a bad spot then you might want to have it surgically removed. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Whether you have a fuller face and a round head or a thinner face and a narrow head MATTERS when choosing mens hats. I’ll show you how to choose the best mens hat styles based on your face shape.
What is a zumba workout? Zumba fitness features Latin inspired dance routines, combined with interval and resistance training. The idea is to take the work out of workout and make exercising fun. Most people taking Zumba classes forget they are even working out! There are 7 types of classes making it attractive for all ages and all fitness levels. You can do your first Zumba workout right here… by watching these free full length online Zumba videos!
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
When did buying an over the counter pain reliever become such a difficult choice? Things like type of pain, duration of usage, age, and more are the considerations you should be making when choosing the right pain relievers for your family.
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
I see a chiropractor for back, neck, and shoulder pain. My chiropractor gave me his tips for the best sleep positions, how to keep your body in alignment yourself, and how to treat lower back pain — so I’m sharing them with you.
The one thing my wife wanted for Christmas was a Ped Egg foot file. It’s used to shave dead dry skin off your feet. Here’s our review + Some newer pedi files for calluses.