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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.  This is especially apparent in people who markedly above or below average height. Continue reading

  • The history of the heel: Men wore them first

    In modern culture and fashion, wearing high heels is almost exclusively a ‘feminine’ thing. Today men may feel self-conscious about wearing heeled shoes, and shoes that do add height for men are usually referred to as ‘lifts’, ‘cubans’ or 'elevator shoes' rather than 'heels'.  In light of this, many people may be surprised to learn that historically it was actually men who started the trend of wearing high heels.

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  • 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.  Here are three crazy ways to get taller that we certainly would not recommend at home, no matter how short you are!

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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

  • Mens winter fashion essentials

    Winter Fashion Essentials For Every Man’s Wardrobe

    Being a trend setter and taste maker is in no way reserved just for the girls. If you pride yourself on your sharp sense of style, winter is the season for you but before you pack your wardrobe with bundles of hot off the catwalk looks, try our rundown of white hot essentials. Perfect for city slickers and country mansions, no man’s wardrobe should be without these winter essentials this year… 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 that height 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

  • 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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  • "Below Average" Height Celebs with "Well Above Average" Success

    The typical Hollywood A-lister is 6ft+ with a dazzling white smile and a finely honed body - unrepresentative of the rest of the population, but an ideal many men strive for nonetheless. So what about those unconventional Hollywood heart throbs who have found success and fame while looking up to many of their peers? We take a look at some of the most famous men on the planet who have made a success of themselves - with or without those few extra inches…

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  • When Small Men Make Big Leaders: Why Height Matters When it Comes to World Leaders

    Our stereotypes about height pervade group thinking and popular culture, so much so that it actually affects the kind of leaders we choose. Taller men supposedly reap many benefits, one of which is that they are seen as more capable leaders. However when one looks at the data on the height of world leaders, there are many short surprises.

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  • 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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  • 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

  • Why Adding Inches Can Improve Your Career

    Height is inextricably linked in our subconscious to power, and therefore it is unsurprising that taller people tend to do better in business. By almost all measurements, taller people rise higher in business, earn more money and progress further in their careers. The question at hand is why do taller people (especially men) have an advantage and does adding inches to your own frame help you reap those same benefits?

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  • 5 Common Sense Ways for Men to Appear Taller

    Taller people enjoy many proven benefits in life including better relationships, better salaries and better self-confidence. It is not surprising therefore that many people who are not naturally gifted with height look for ways to artificially add inches to their body. While women can simply don a pair of heels, men have to resort to subtler arts to try to increase their perceived height better than just buying height increasing shoes.

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