Editor’s Note: Well 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!

Survival of the fittest: Do Olympic athletes stand to benefit from gene-doping?

Scientific American | 9 min (2306 words)

In Palo Alto, former McDonalds executives are serving organic brussels sprouts and biodynamic wine. Is this the new fast food?

Wired | 13 min (3,271 words)

In finance, tampering with the numbers is not just grounds for a scandal. It’s a way of life. 

Boston Review | 18 min (1,721 words) 

Jews and Mormons: history’s most unlikely love affair.

Foreign Policy | 7 min (1,679 words)