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Poverty strains cognitive abilities, opening door for bad decision-making, new study finds Poverty consumes so much mental energy that people struggling to make ends meet often have little brainpower left for anything else, leaving them more susceptible to bad decisions that can perpetuate their situation, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Poverty strains cognitive abilities, opening door for bad decision-making, new study finds

Poverty consumes so much mental energy that people struggling to make ends meet often have little brainpower left for anything else, leaving them more susceptible to bad decisions that can perpetuate their situation, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. - washingtonpost.com