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Is Office Air Conditioning a Sexist Conspiracy?

Science has already told us that women feel more sensitive to cold temperatures, which is why going to movie theater can feel like stepping into a freezer. Working in an office all day can also be torturous if you forget to bring along a sweater. Over at The Washington Post, writer Petula Dvorak theorizes that… » 7/23/15 11:00pm 7/23/15 11:00pm

Fuck Your Air Conditioner, Ceiling Fans Forever

It’s a cool 60 degrees in New York City right now, but in a few weeks time, we—along with the rest of the U.S.—will likely be experiencing the dead heat of summer. Here, that means sweating through your clothes while waiting for the M train, constantly inhaling the weighty stink of garbage, and listening to the city’s… » 6/05/15 2:50pm 6/05/15 2:50pm

Thanks to Dudes in Suits, Offices Around the World Set Their Thermostats to ‘Meat Locker’

Comfort, despite the insidious effects of globalization (Mexico got rid of national naptime in 1999), is a cultural changeling, and what is warm weather to a nuclear family of pasty Newfoundlanders who've set upon Disney World in March wearing nothing but Hawaiian shirts, jorts, and rosy smiles, is probably frigid… » 1/27/13 3:15pm 1/27/13 3:15pm