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Who knew comedians could teach us more than the punch line to a dirty joke? Plus, the top productivity tool you’re not using, Tumblr’s new editorial project, a nine-year-old cancer patient’s wish to trend on Twitter, Yahoo CEO’s résumé flub, and more.

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As for The Egotist, it wants marketers to take away one thing from Emart’s newest “Sunny Sale” promotional effort—how to make good use of those frequently abused and rejected QR codes.

QR codes aside, in our age of emerging technologies, you might be surprised to learn what Forbes recommends as the No. 1 productivity tool you aren’t using: That old, neglected journal.

In the Digital Age, there are journals of the Web variety—blogs and Tumblr, the latter of which is giving some of its users the chance to step out from behind their dashboards. Billed as a new editorial project for the company, the micro-blogging platform and social network is launching Storyboard, highlighting one new story each day to build more in-depth conversations within the site’s community.

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