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Scientists Discover 83 Genetic Mutations That Help Determine Your Height

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder how much of your height you inherited from your parents? A large-scale genetic study published recently in the journal Nature is helping ...

There's A Strange Link Between Height And Political Conservatism

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 08.18.2016 | Science

If you’ve ever suspected that wealthy Republicans look down on other people ― well, you might be on to something. Recent research involving survey...

How American Bodies Have Changed Over Time | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:03 PM EDT on LiveScience There’s no denying that Americans weigh more today than they did ...

7 Undeniable Reasons Being Short Is The Best

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living

A shorter stature doesn’t come without pitfalls. There’s always that one person who calls you “shorty” or “fun-sized.” It’s impossible t...

17 Times Twitter Totally Understood The Plight Of The Short Man

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.28.2016 | Style

For reasons that go back millennia, height is important. Tall men get paid more than shorter men; even tall-looking faces are perceived as being more ...

10 Reasons Life Is Better When You're Tall

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living

This goes out to anyone who has been asked “how’s the weather up there?” in their lifetime. It’s not easy sticking out among a crowd and unint...

Is Hillary Too Short To Beat Trump?

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Throughout history, the taller candidate has had an advantage in presidential elections. Why is that? Does the advantage of taller stature make it m...

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

How Being Tall As a Child Impacted Me

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Alexandra Allam

When you're a tall girl growing up, you don't get to be the tall guy's shoulder-rest. You miss out on being the one chosen to practice séances on at sleepovers. You can't fit into good niches in hide-and-go-seek.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

Shorter All Around

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.

Why Are the Dutch So Tall?

Randy Olson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Science
Randy Olson

What is it about this small, traditionally seafaring nation that breeds such extraordinarily tall people? Contrary to popular belief, it's not to keep their heads above water.

How I Overcame High Heel Addiction And Learned To Love My Height

Bustle | Posted 05.09.2014 | Women

I thought that being the shortest girl in the room would define me the same way that being the girl always in heels used to. Only being the girl in heels was my choice.

Why Urban History Matters

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

Why Inches Matter

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been short for almost all of her entire life (birth doesn't count, as most newborns are unusually short.) She didn't notice it much when she was growing up (or rather, growing older), because everyone in her immediate family was vertically challenged.

Urban Blending and the Mythical Search for 'Congruity' in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

For many, a dramatic contrast in height, bulk and density is the recipe for "incongruity." But, in a larger sense, don't today's urban centerpieces by definition show the latent "incongruities" of city life?

WATCH: Got Tall Girl Problems?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Did you have a growth spurt in middle school that no one ever caught up to? Are you about a foot taller than all of your friends? Do you have issues f...

Short-Shaming: Fashion's Dirty Little Secret

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 12.17.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Licorish

I've stood just a smidge over five feet since the seventh grade. And I've felt icky, simply being in the vicinity of tall, slim women for just as long.

WATCH: Men Are Growing Taller In Europe

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science

Men are reaching new heights, at least in Europe where a new study has found that the average height of European males increased by 11 centimeters in ...

Tall People Love Twitter, Short People Love Pinterest and Other Height-Related Epiphanies

John Dick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
John Dick

If you're short and you want a good view at a concert, check out a country music gig. There won't be many tall people there standing in your way. If you're a big-and-tall retailer, advertise more on ABC. You'll have the best chance of reaching tall people there. Random, right? Not really.

Want to Lose Weight? Measure Your Height!

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Nowadays, simply knowing how much you weigh isn't enough information to be as healthy as you can be. You need to know your height, since the relationship of weight to height is critically important in determining your overall health.

What Is It Like To Be in a Relationship in Which the Woman Is Taller Than the Man?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Eva Glasrud, Gender Psychologist and Play Expert Depends on the girl. I totally don't even c...

Is There A 'Battle Of The Sexes' When It Comes To Height?

Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/07/2012 07:08 PM EDT on LiveScience For women looking to pass on their genes, it pay...

Fertility Drugs May Affect Children's Stature, Study Suggests

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/16/2012 09:05 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Children conceived through use of fe...