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Sleep pods, the rise of the MANicure and other hot topics

Napping is set to get much easier, eyeshadow palettes that do good, plus everything else we're talking about this week
The new place to nap
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The new place to nap

Didn’t get your eight hours? No worries. Sleep pods are the latest wellness trend – and we’re so ready for them. They offer a private, peaceful place to nap, meditate or work. If you’re in need of some downtime, check out Pop & Rest, which has two permanent locations in London. Watch this space for news about others in the rest of the UK.

 

Rise of the MANicure
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Rise of the MANicure

We think beauty is for everyone, so we’re loving the impressive manicures we’ve spied on male celebrities such as Harry Styles, Brooklyn Beckham and ASAP Rocky. Now we have even more places to look for nail-art ideas!

New festival alert!
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New festival alert!

Davina McCall is not only our day-to-day #fitnessinspo (THOSE abs!) but, to our excitement, she’s also launching a wellbeing festival this year. WellFest UK takes place in Richmond, London, on 6-7 June, and your ticket includes access to loads of workshops, workouts and talks (the early-bird price is £58, plus booking fee, for the weekend). Even better, your adult ticket admits up to two kids under 12 for free. For more info, check out wellfestuk.com, and follow them @WellFestUK. See you on the workout mats…

Smear fear?
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Smear fear?

Shockingly, research from Public Health England has revealed a significant drop in the number of women having cervical screening (a smear test). But, as this free health check is estimated to save around 5,000 lives per year, it’s crucial we all have it (women aged 25-49 are invited every three years; and those aged 50-64 every five years). If it’s fear or embarrassment that’s stopping you, this blog from cervical cancer charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust might help: anxiety-smear-tests.

Palettes for pangolins
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Palettes for pangolins

Although you may not have heard of them, pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Targeted by the illegal wildlife trade for their meat and scales, more than 300 pangolins are taken from the wild every day. The latest offering from Barry M, the Limited Edition Wildlife Eyeshadow Charity Palette, not only features the neon shadows of dreams but supports crucial pangolin conservation, too*. A win for our make-up bags and the planet.

*At least 20% of the net profits from the sale of this item will be donated to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (registered charity no. 1106893).