The newspaper of record explains why women are more often cold in office buildings than men are.
According to a study from the journal Nature Climate Change cited by the New York Times, most office buildings set their temperatures based on a “decades-old formula” that uses the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old male weighing about 154 pounds as a baseline.
Women are generally smaller, with more body fat, so they don’t generate as much heat.
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