The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Google’s New Fashion Site and Playboy TV

– In an unprecedented effort, Playboy TV has started to court female viewers with more romance and less pornography.  [ New York Times ]

– Sorry, Mom! A University of Michigan study shows that working mothers are 2.5 times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to care for babies or young children. [ ]

– According to Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein, the GOP’s economic policies imply they haven’t learned from history, nor do they care much for the jobless. [ Washington Post ]

– Google has unveiled a new e-commerce fashion site ,, a collection of hundreds of virtual clothing boutiques. [ New York Time s ]

Kate Middleton will wear Princess Diana ‘s sapphire and diamond ring , given to Di by Prince Charles for their 1981 engagement. [ New York Times ]