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Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …

The IRS Just Made Life Very Difficult For States Without Marriage Equality

"[T]his is just going to prompt more litigation," one LGBT legal advocate says.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's decision Tuesday to recognize all same-sex couples' marriages for tax purposes regardless of where they live will force states to recognize that they have married same-sex couples …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

Saudi Arabia Passes Domestic Abuse Ban For First Time

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia banned domestic abuse this week, outlawing any form of abuse at home or in the workplace.<p>The Council of Ministers' approval of the law Monday marks the first time the country has officially recognized domestic violence as a punishable crime. Offenders may face up to …