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Spring is here, friends. In addition to swapping our winter coats for light jackets, we’re trading in heavy, intense books for shorter, more digestible reads. Here are nine from the past month that we’ve take a particular shine to.

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Twenty20

If you can’t write anything without getting a huge ink stain on your pinkie...

Read an in-depth explanation as to why some people are right-handed while others favor their left. (FiveThirtyEight)

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Twenty20

If you still don’t understand what Snapchat is...

Read about how the app was specifically designed to be confusing to “olds.” (Bloomberg Business)

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Wired

If you rely on Autocorrect more than anything else in life...

Read about what life would be like without it. (Wired)

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The Atlantic

If you aren’t sure how to convey laughter online...

Read about the weird evolution of “LOL.” (The Atlantic)

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Slate

If you’ve ever wondered why your parents chose your name...

Read about one man’s deep and surprising exploration of his name’s origins. (Slate)

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BuzzFeed

If you picture truckers as large men with beards...

Read about one mom who’s part of the 6 percent of long-haul drivers who are women. (BuzzFeed)

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CNET

If you think it’s just a matter of time until computers take over the world...

Read about the machines being trained by New Yorker cartoons to be funny. (CNET)

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The Washington Post

If you’ve ever pretended to be cooler than you are online...

Read about one nerdy guy’s experience taking on the Internet as a beautiful woman. (The Washington Post)

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NY Mag

If you want to be seriously grossed out...

Read about the dermatologist who’s taking the Internet by storm by posting videos of pimples being popped. (New York Magazine)

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