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Thirdhand Smoke

It sticks around for hours, days or even months after a cigarette is smoked: a residue of toxins (lead, cyanide, and arsenic among them) that clings to virtually all surfaces in a room, a car , and other enclosed spaces long after the smoke is gone. Researchers have found that thirdhand smoke can combine with nitrous acid, a common indoor air pollutant, to form a carcinogen that can be inhaled by anyone in a room. (Source: Study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.)

 

Self-Compassion

You have it if you’re as kind and understanding about your own shortcomings as you are about a friend’s. It’s a hot topic in psychology, the New York Times reports, and the focus of two new books: Self-Compassion: Stop beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind, by Kristin Neff, PhD, and The Self-Compassion Diet, by Harvard psychotherapist Jean Fain. “Self-compassion is the missing ingredient in every diet and weight-loss plan, ” Dr. Fain told the Times.

 

Broga

Attention, downward-facing dudes. You may not know it yet, but you’re practicing broga: yoga for men with strength-building moves—and without the chanting. Namaste, man.

 

Sweatworking

Forget the martinis: One way to impress clients today is to get them spinning—at the gym, that is. Can’t come to terms? Box it out, and close the deal in the steam room.

 

Coregasm

You may want to wait on this one till you get home. Forty percent of women in a survey experienced exercise induced orgasms on more than ten occasions. Kind of makes you want to sit up and take notice!