A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence as reported in the The New York Times yesterday.
Green Library to the rescue. You will find many books by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and other fiction authors to check out or read online.
We also have The New York Times in print and online. Though Stanford does not have an institutional membership for nytimes.com, we have many 24 hour passes available every day for those with Stanford IDs: see nytimes.com/passes.