Read — 2015/01/11

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. New president in Sri Lanka puts China’s plans in check“, by Ellen Barry (NY Times). Or does it? Maithripala Sirisena replaces Mahinda Rajapaksa as president of Sri Lanka, but some experts on the region expect China’s influence there to persist: “It’s simply money that talks”.
  2. Growing up on Easy Street has its own dangers“, by Ron Lieber (NY Times). A call for a better understanding of the issues, especially mental issues, facing middle- and upper-middle class children. Perhaps the biggest warning flag is excessive parental criticism.
  3. What will it take to run a 2-hour marathon?“, by Alex Hutchinson (Runner’s World). Recipe for the perfect runner? Short, light, relatively inflexible, with high oxygen supply and efficient oxygen use.
  4. Red Carpet watch: Emma Stone“, by Alexandra Jacobs (NY Times). A few recent photos of Ms. Stone and her fashion.