6 Reasons Why Tall People Are Better Than You

The average American man is 5'9 and the average American woman is 5'4. But being taller has its advantages. Here are the facts:

1. Tall People Earn More

A 2004 study revealed that every inch adds about $789 per year in earnings.

2. They Are Smarter

Princeton economists published a 2006 study identifying why tall people make more money. The conclusion, they're smarter than you.

"As early as age 3 -- before schooling has had a chance to play a role -- and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests,"

"As adults, taller individuals are more likely to select into higher-paying occupations that require more advanced verbal and numerical skills and greater intelligence, for which they earn handsome rewards."

They also state that nutrition can play a role in both height and intelligence. Therefore, better nourished babies end up taller and smarter.

3. Tall People are More Attractive

A study at the University of Gdansk in northern Poland concluded that the ideal height of an attractive woman was 5'9 and 6'2 for a man.

4. Tall People are Leaders

Only a handful of presidents have been shorter than average. In fact, the last time it happened was in 1896 with William McKinley who stood 5 feet 7 inches tall. The tallest presidents have been Abraham Lincoln at 6'4, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, and Franklin Roosevelt. The average CEO of fortune 500 companies is just a smidge under 6'.

5. They are Better Athletes

The average NBA player is about 6'7, NFL is over 6'1, MLB is over 6'1, NHL is 6'1 and tennis about 6'1.

6. Women Prefer Tall Men

A recent study shows that taller men are less likely to be bachelors and are more likely to have children. In fact, men with children are 1.2 inches taller than childless men. The reason behind this? Women view tall men as healthier and more likely to protect and provide.

So, you're not tall. What can you do about it?

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References:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/Careers/02/02/cb.tall.people/index.html
http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10956
http://www.slate.com/id/2063439/
http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2003news/heightsalary.htm
http://www.gladwell.com/blink/blink_excerpt2.html
http://www.shortsupport.org/News/0219.html


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