The Atlantic

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.
Source: Thibault Camus / AP

If “I told you so” had a sensation, it would be the sweet cocoon of an 80-degree workspace. For years, women have been saying that the AC is on too damn high. We’ve dragged not to the office in the summer: one for our slowly numbing legs, and one temperatures.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Seven Questions That Need Answers Before Any Attack on Iran
President Trump’s threats of retaliation for strikes on Saudi oil facilities seem premature.
The Atlantic6 min readScience
When One Big Cat Is Almost Like the Other
India’s Supreme Court has to decide if African cheetahs could sub in for the country’s long-lost population of Asiatic cheetahs.
The Atlantic7 min readPsychology
The Price of Ascending America’s Class Ladder
Being upwardly mobile can come at a cost to people’s relationships with the family, friends, and community they grew up with.