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The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay 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 06.30.2014 | 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
Bustle

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 04.02.2014 | 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
Quora

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

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...

Linsanely Tall

Mark Moore | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
Mark Moore

Millions of kids can now "look up" to Jeremy Lin for his accomplishments. If we grasp the opportunity to act on their behalf by getting the proper nutrition into their young lives, maybe more of us can look up to them someday?

Going With Your Gut in the Voting Booth

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon. But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.

Short, Dark and Handsome?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

In high school, I swore I would never date someone who was shorter than me. I was 5'10"-and-a-half, felt 6'2", and believed only a man of Shaquille O'Neal's stature could make me feel dainty, feminine and non-Amazonian.

The royal heads up

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip N. Cohen

Maybe they're trying to get height right this time. The British royal family has got a marriage on its hands, and this time it involves a man who app...

Dorothy Height Funeral: Obama Honors 'Godmother' Of Civil Rights Movement

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion o...

Remembering Dorothy Height

Bonnie St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie St. John

Today we lay to rest Dr. Dorothy Height, who stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King on the day he had a dream, and she in her wheelchair, at age 97, alongside Barack Obama during his inauguration.

Sexism and the Price of Eggs

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob M. Appel

The most legitimate concern raised by supporters of caps on payments to egg "donors" is that charging fair value might price some would-be parents out of the marketplace.

Sad And Small, Happy and Tall: How Height Relates To Happiness

TIME | Sean Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Damn you, tall people. They block your view at the movie theater. They're a pain to shop for: Who really wants to drag themselves to the Big & Tall to...

How Bea Arthur Helped my Body Image

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

As a tall girl growing up, I often felt much...bigger. And for some bizarre, warped reason, I always identified with Bea.

The Short End of the Stick

Trisha Gura | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trisha Gura

A study surveying presidential elections from 1824 to 1992 suggests that Americans harbor a subtle form of prejudice called 'heightism,' in which short people are seen as inferior to their taller counterparts.

How Your Height Affects Your Happiness

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Taller people are happier on average than shorter people, with each extra inch in height giving as much satisfaction as a four percent increase in inc...