Final Note

Men responsible for your office chills

Kai Ryssdal Aug 3, 2015
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Final Note

Men responsible for your office chills

Kai Ryssdal Aug 3, 2015
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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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