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Why Is It So Cold In Here? Setting The Office Thermostat Right - For Both Genders

If you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold. No one likes rugging up on a summer’s day to contend with the air-conditioning. Or having to shed one too many layers in winter to compensate for stifling heat indoors.

According to a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, this scenario is more likely if you’re a woman. Climate control systems in office buildings are often set according to an old formula based on men’s thermal comfort. This gender bias, the authors argue, is wasting energy.

How To Beat Australia's Record Heatwaves

It looks likely that parts of Australia are going to experience near-record temperatures this week, especially out west. As such, it’s vital to stay as cool as possible.

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