Health

Let’s talk about sex! It’s a big week for it

It’s sexual health week; Millie Bobby Brown has a beauty launch; meet the world’s most inspirational rescue dog, and other hot health, beauty and wellness news this week
Fabulous Florence

If you love Stranger Things as much as we do (#obsessed) then you’ll be super excited to know that mega-talent Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own beauty line – which is named after her Grandmother, Florence. Created with Gen-Z in mind it’s pared back, cool, vegan and affordable. The collection will launch on Boots.com on the 10 September, and will be in 600 Boots stores from 25 September. Psst: Keep your eyes peeled for our exclusive interview with Millie in Health & Beauty’s next issue (in store 23 October 2019).

We’re bowled over

Does the thought of a bowl-cut bring back memories of the dreaded school haircut? (Thanks, Mum). Well it just got seriously chic. Enter: goddess Charlize Theron. The actress rocked the brave look while on set for the new Fast & Furious film. Plus Celine Dion went for a bold bowl in a recent fashion shoot for US Harper’s Bazaar, while Fendi’s A/W 19 show had models like Kaia Gerber wearing Purdey-esque bowl-cut wigs. We smell a trend…

Sex is for every body

Condoms at the ready: today heralds the start of Sexual Health Week 2019. Supported by Brook (the charity who look after sexual health and wellbeing for under 25s), the theme this year is sex, relationships, and disability. The aim? To remove stigma around inclusivity (let’s not forget the recent controversy around sex ed in schools covering same-sex relationships) as well as disability. These taboos mean that, sadly, thousands of young people are missing out on education, information and support.  Get involved!

Our new Insta hero

The ultimate feel-good Instagram follow? We defy you not to be moved – and inspired – by blind dogfluencer @maggiethewunderdog. Found on the streets of Lebanon, someone had shot the pregnant pooch 17 times (including in her eyes!) and cut her ear off. Luckily she was rescued, moved to Brighton in 2018 and lives with Mum, Kasey, and furry sister Mischka. But despite her horrific history, Maggie is, quite literally, the living embodiment of joy and love, spreading happiness among her over 240k adoring Instagram followers. According to her mum she ‘sees with her heart’. (She’s also just launched a human clothing line to support the charity that rescued her). Maggie for PM!

Mental health first aiders

National training body Mental Health First Aid England has announced that 140,000 people have been trained as ‘mental health first aiders’ – aka employees who can provide confidential support in the workplace for colleagues with issues including depression, stress and anxiety. Yep, a clear sign that employers throughout the UK are taking mental health seriously now. (But if you have mental ill-health yourself and you’re feeling excessively anxious or depressed see your GP or contact SANEline, a mental health helpline on 0300 304 7000.)

Research/studies to back up above:

Sexual health week https://www.brook.org.uk/about-brook/sexual-health-week-2019

Mental health first aiders:

https://issuu.com/mhfaengland/docs/mhfa_england_impact_report_2019/6?ff

This is the report. Page 10-11

 

Maggie the Wunderdog: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6834347/Viewers-Morning-heartbroken-five-year-old-rescue-dog-Maggie-shot-17-times.html

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