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  • Are Flat Shoes Bad For Your Health?

    flat shoesEverybody knows that teetering around in a pair of high heels is a dangerous sport, but few realise that flat shoes too can be a health menace. Any shoes without proper support are likely to cause injury to your feet or even other parts of your body over an extended period of time, and flimsy flats are often responsible for everything from bad knees to a sore back. That does not mean however that all flat shoes are bad: you just need to know what to look out for that could cause your trouble in the future. Continue reading

  • Height Around the World: Why European are Outgrowing the Americans

    It might seem strange to some that there are scientists and historians whose primary focus is human height, but what might seem a rather banal subject at first is fascinating in the details.
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  • The Perfect Gap: What is the ideal height difference in a relationship?

    In the grand scheme of things, height compatibility might not seem like the most important thing in a relationship. However height is often a key feature in what we judge to make a person 'attractive', and men and women alike are often turned off by a large disparity in height. Because of this, men and women tend to have ideas about what is the ideal height and the ideal height difference between them and their perfect partner. Continue reading

  • A-grow-bics: A Shortcut to Height or Simply Tall Tales?

    Adding inches to your height by exercising sounds like a tall story to some, but one London gym is so confident in its ‘A-Grow-Bics’ class that it is putting its money where its mouth is. The Farringdon branch of the London gym chain GymBox has developed a new exercise regime with fitness trainer Pierre Pozzuto that guarantees you will grow at least 2cm in 6 weeks or you get your money back. Continue reading

  • Extreme Measures for Extreme Height: 3 Insane Ways to Get Taller

    Height is often such a touchy subject that some will try literally anything to be taller - even if it dangerous. While many smaller-than-average people opt for certain clothing choices or heeled shoes to add the appearance of height, some are so desperate that they resort to chemicals or even surgery to add actual inches to their body. While adding the appearance of height does have certain benefits, there are much cheaper, safer and generally more sane ways to look taller than forcing your body to stretch or grow.

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  • The History of the Heel: Why Men No Longer Wear High Heels

    In modern culture and fashion, wearing high heels is almost exclusively a ‘feminine’ thing and it is unusual or even odd for men to sport a heeled shoe. Today many men are self-conscious about wearing heeled shoes for fear of being seen as effeminate, and shoes that do add height for men are euphemistically referred to as ‘lifts’ or ‘cubans’ as opposed to heels.

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  • Is there a correlation between height and IQ?

    It is well-known both anecdotally and statistically that taller people generally have it better in life. They have higher levels of self-esteem, they get paid more and they are more likely to have successful relationships. But incredibly, there is also evidence to suggest that taller people also have an intelligence advantage. Continue reading

  • Can Being Taller Pay Off in your Career?

    While it makes sense that giant NBA players are getting a good wage, few people actually realise that it is not just in sports where height can tender an career advantage. Recent research has confirmed again what many analysts have long suspected: taller people tend to go further in business and are better paid than their shorter colleagues. So why is it thatheight can transfer to career success so easily, and just what can you do about it if you’re not naturally blessed with height? Continue reading

  • 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes': Men Donning Heels to Protest Violence Against Women

    They say that ‘you can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes’, so when activist Frank Baird was brainstorming in 2001 on how to get more men involved in the fight against violence to women, he decided to get them to wear heels.

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  • Would You Attend A ‘Same Height Party’?

    Depending on your height, you are probably used to looking up or down at people to talk to them. But what would happen if you turned up at a party and found everybody was exactly the same height? That is the idea artist Hans Hemmert had when he threw a ‘Same Height Party’ to photograph for a German art exhibition, as seen above. While Hemmert’s photographs are actually from a 1997 exhibit, they lived in relative artistic obscurity until they made their way on social media sites last year.

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