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  1. Science Tells Us What We Already Know, Says That Social Media Users Find Change ‘Stressful’

    Breaking nerds! Um, news. Breaking news.

    Every single time Twitter or Facebook changes their layout in a big way, everybody gets upset -- either at the changes themselves, or at all the people who are freaking out over the changes. A group of researchers decided to study this phenomenon, and found that there are ways for social media websites to mitigate this nerd rage.

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  2. College Credit Recommended for Some Free Online Courses, Probably Not Making College Free Quite Yet

    The American Council on Education (ACE) offered a significant boost to the reputation of a handful of free online courses today, recommending that 5 massive open online courses (MOOCs) be made eligible for college credit. Of course, whether -- and when -- schools will take up that recommendation remains to be seen, but even the principle is good news for people looking for ways to make college cheaper for students -- and thus available to more of them.

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