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Meet our new favourite dogfluencer (plus the other must-read stories this week)

Millie Bobby Brown unveils her make-up range; meet the world’s most inspirational rescue dog, and other hot health, beauty and wellness news
Fabulous Florence
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Fabulous Florence

If you’re a fan of Hollywood mega-talent Millie Bobby Brown, then you’ll be delighted to know that the teen star has launched her own beauty line, florence by mills – which is named after her grandmother, Florence. Created with Gen Z in mind, it’s pared-back, cool, vegan and affordable. The collection is available now on Boots.com, and in selected Boots stores. Psst: Keep your eyes peeled for our exclusive interview with Millie in Health & Beauty’s next issue (in store 23 October).

Sex is for every body
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Sex is for every body

Condoms at the ready! Sexual Health Week last month was supported by Brook (the charity who look after sexual health and wellbeing for the under-25s). The theme was 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
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Our new Insta hero

The ultimate feel-good Instagram follow? We defy you not to be moved – and inspired – by blind dog-fluencer @maggiethewunderdog. Found on the streets of Lebanon, someone had shot the pregnant pooch 17 times! Luckily, she was rescued, moved to Brighton, East Sussex, 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 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 rules!

We’re bowled over
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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 AW19 show had models like Kaia Gerber wearing Purdey-esque bowl cut wigs. We smell a trend…

Mental-health first aiders
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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. (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.)