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Q The Friends gang are often seen reading InStyle, but in promos for April 24’s episode, Monica’s reading a mag called Mental Floss. What is it?

A Mental Floss is — in its own words — helping Mon ”feel smart again.” Launched nationally in 2001 by then-Duke University students Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur, Floss aims to give young professionals news in a fast, entertaining format. But it’s Monica’s — er, Courteney Cox’s — real-life hubby, David Arquette, who gave the upstart its big break. ”I got the magazine from a friend,” he says. ”I thought it was so interesting, I gave it to [Courteney]” — who gave it the Friendly publicity.