Break out the Chekhov

And for a think piece to take you into the weekend, Tara Parker-Pope writes in the New York Times: I Know How You're Feeling, I Read Chekhov. William J. Broad there wrote, “For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov.” Colleague Pamela Paul admitted, “I love how much the Internet loves this literary fiction study.” Abram Brown from Forbes said, “The perfect prep for a first date? Read a literary novel. And yes, there's a study to fortify this idea..” Jordan Weissmann at The Atlantic had another idea: “I'm pretty sure there are other studies that say reading any kind of fiction, not just literary, ups empathy.”

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