This morning we discussed why a large number of women have problems with the temperature in their offices during summertime. The reason, of course,

According to the New York Times, a study published just this week says women are colder because, on average, they have lower metabolisms than men, due to the fact that women are generally smaller and have more body fat. In fact, the U.S. government recommendation for office thermostat settings (who knew there was such a thing) is based on the comfort level of a 40 year old, 154 pound man living in the 1960s.

A Dutch physicist, Dr Joost van Hoof, theorizes that one of the other reasons is that men, in office situations, wear suits and ties, whereas women - especially in summer, are wearing lighter clothing and, “the cleavage is closer to the core of the body, so the temperature difference between the air temperature and the body temperature there is higher when it’s cold,” he said.

Well, I'm certainly not going to get involved in that discussion.

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