Why So Many People Hate Winter

Science suggests that there are two types of people who tolerate the cold well. Sadly, I’m neither.

Olga Khazan
Nov 28, 2018 · 5 min read
A man harvests iceoutside Yakutsk, which has some of the coldest temperatures on Earth. Photo: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

I do not know if “winter people” actually exist. All I know is that I’m definitely not one.

I view this wretched season’s icy winds, frozen slush, and musty parkas not as a natural and unavoidable part of life in the…

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