Tall men earn more than shorter colleagues, research claims.

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  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...than-shorter-colleagues-research-claims..html

     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    Just another of the countless advantages of being tall.
     
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  5. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    I think the most alarming statement of the article is:

    he study also found fat people no longer earn less than their skinnier colleagues – possibly because so many people are now overweight.


    YIKES! I guess society is 'ok' with ppl eating like pigs....

    btw, i'm short so of course I get riled at these types of studies.
    I'm more of a man than most 'tall' people I know :)

    I always tell my kids, you're only as short as you think you are :) lol

    Cheers,
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  6. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Are you, by chance, related to the elves?...;)

    Being 6'5". I am also happy about this.

    Hickman
     
  7. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    i remember hearing this a while ago. definitely sounds plausible.
    im still a teen, i need to make sure i get some growing done in the next couple of years!
     
  8. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    lol that's what my hunting buddies call me b/c i wear my touque low over my ears (to keep my head cooler and to hear better) and I looked like one of the keebler elves from the cookie commercials. hadn't thought about the ramifications until someone said it! doh!
     
  9. redking31591 macrumors 6502

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    well i'm screwed. I'm only 5'8 or 5'9. Shortness runs in the family, my dad is only 5'7 and my mom is 5'1. Guess my dashing good looks will have to compensate.
     
  10. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    This has been well known and documented for years now.

    The taller guy usually wins the election, too.
     
  11. Subkultured macrumors newbie

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    I'm 6'5 myself, and extremely glad to hear this bit =].
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yep. But it's still possible to be tall and dumb or tall and a failure.

    However, those who engage in selling short usually get caught and go to jail. ;)
     
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    At 6'1" I'm pleased. :) Life has gotta be more difficult for men who are considerably shorter than average.
     
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    Why is this news? This information was old when Malcolm Gladwell regurgitated it in Outliers.
     

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