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Study takes step toward erasing bad memories

A widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, perhaps treating some anxiety disorders and phobias, according to a Dutch study published on Sunday.

Uncertain art world eyes key European auctions

Big art sales in Europe this month are a step into the unknown for auction houses, as they seek to gauge how the economic turmoil is affecting wealthy clients' appetite for multi-million dollar works of art.

Experts urge prostate cancer "man-o-gram"

Prostate cancer experts urged Congress and the incoming Obama administration on Wednesday to make a major research commitment to find better detection methods, including what they call a "man-o-gram."

Just a Minute With: Sam Mendes on "Revolutionary Road"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Sam Mendes was already a top theater director when, at age 34, he burst onto Hollywood's scene with his film directorial debut, "American Beauty," a dark tale of dysfunction in a suburban family.

Nervy investors spur rush at Swiss gold refiners

Sealed off by grey concrete walls and barbed wire, the workmen in protective glasses and steel-toed boots at this smelter cannot work fast enough to meet demand from the nervous rich for gold.

Despite drop in oil, Americans seal up for winter

When crude oil prices climbed to a record $147.27 a barrel this summer, many Americans -- their thoughts turning to winter heating bills -- rushed to line their homes with insulation and replace drafty windows.

Marc Jacobs settles with NY over improper payments

Top fashion designer Marc Jacobs' company agreed to pay New York state $1 million for improper payments made to secure a venue to hold fashion shows, the New York attorney general's office said on Wednesday.

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