The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Feb. 24, 2010

-Bristol Palin heads off to become a perverted elitist Hollywood type , making her acting debut in ABC Family’s drama “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” [ The Washington Post ]

-A young mother will spend the next three years behind bars-one year less than the jail time of the man she falsely accused of rape. [ New York Post ]

-The EU plans on extending maternity leave to 20 weeks with six weeks full pay, but the British government worries that this will cost an additional £2 billion a year. [ The Guardian ]

-New research shows that even if you go for a run every morning, sitting still all day increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancers. [ Opinionator Blog ]

-Seeing a curvy woman activates the “reward” part of a boy’s brain, just like when drinking alcohol or taking drugs. [ Mail Online ]