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Jenny Craig’s Overseas Ambitions and a New Olympic Sport: Today’s TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: We'll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy!

In America, food is both the enemy and the cure. We overeat, we diet, we overeat. Is France heading in the same direction? Jenny Craig hopes so.

The New York Times | 14 min (3, 449 words)

Even though the Green Revolution was a tragic failure, Iran’s Mullahs are steadily losing their grip.

World Affairs Journal | 11 min (2, 632 words)

This summer, the Olympics will debut a new sport: women’s boxing. Marlen Esparza is feisty, angry, and prepared.

The Atlantic | 28 min (7, 074 words)

Authors can teach us a lot—like how to survive a book tour. 

Prospect | 3 min (837 words)