Here is a great article in the Boston Globe about the 'women talk more' myth that has been spread in countless self-help books. It turns out, when one looks for the original research supporting this pseudo-fact, it turns out to be bogus.
This article on Rudd Sound Bitesbrings to mind something I have been curious about. Is it just my perception, or am I more comfortable with heat since I have lost 30lbs.? I definitely think the thinner I am, the easier it is to handle a heat wave. What if there really is no global warming after all- we're just getting fatter?