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The rules of improv can make you funnier. They can also make you more confident.

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A Balenciaga retail store is seen closed to customers due to pandemic lockdowns in Melbourne, Australia, in 2021. The brand has come under fire in recent weeks due to back-to-back ad scandals. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmad Jamal, photographed during the Marciac Jazz Festival on Aug. 3, 2016 in Marciac, France. Remy Gabalda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Influential jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released a pair of archival albums

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the age-old debate alights: When should you hang up your Christmas decorations? A new survey reveals where Americans stand. Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images hide caption

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When should you put up Christmas lights? A new survey illuminates an evergreen debate

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Gas lamps illuminate St. Louis' Gaslight Square on April 2, 1962. "Gaslighting" — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022. JMH/AP hide caption

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5 strategies to help you cope with a nagging feeling of dread

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When Ellie King and her husband were married, they had Grandma Phoebe's fruitcake as their wedding cake. Ellie King/Collage by NPR hide caption

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'Wait Wait' for Nov. 26, 2022: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Coco Hernandez (Irene Cara) performs at a graduation ceremony in a scene from Fame, directed by Alan Parker, 1980. United Artists/Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer Irene Cara has died at 63

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz poses with a sketch of Snoopy in his office in Santa Rosa, Calif. Schulz, who died shortly after his retirement in 2000, would have turned 100 on Nov. 26. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

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Bluegrass icon Billy Strings (right) recorded his new album Me/And/Dad with his stepdad, Terry Barber. The album features songs that Strings learned from Barber during his childhood. Joshua Black Wilkins/Sacks And Co. hide caption

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Bluegrass icon Billy Strings brings it back home on new album with his dad

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Futura 2000's Break Train, 1980. Photograph by Martha Cooper. Martha Cooper hide caption

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How artists and influencers set the stage for Hip-Hop's global rise

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The Wiz is just one of the shows celebrated in the new Museum of Broadway. Monique Carboni/Museum of Broadway hide caption

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The Museum of Broadway reveals the show behind the show

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