The Italian health ministry is urging employers to let their employees go to work without a tie on. The reason? By lowering workers’ body heat, the air conditioning can be set a little higher and energy can be saved, aiding in the fight against global warming.
Ordinarily I’d express some skepticism about ideas like this, but this time I’m completely on board. Alas, I don’t think my employer would be amenable to the argument.
[Via New Scientist.]