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Being Tall Comes With Its Baggage Of Joys and Woes

by Tanya Thomas on September 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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 Being Tall Comes With Its Baggage Of Joys and Woes

A new-fangled study by U.S. academics has shown that taller people are much happier with their lives than their shorter peers.

The research published in science journal Elsevier's Economics and Human Biology claimed people of greater height 'live better lives' on average, as they are better equipped to deal with life's problems compared to their vertically challenged counterparts and they possess more of a positive outlook.

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To reach the conclusion, scientists interviewed around 454,065 American adults, asking them all to detail their height, their emotions and where they saw themselves on an "imaginary life ladder."

From analyses, boffins found that taller people reported a range of positive emotions such as enjoyment and happiness than shorter people in the survey, reports The Daily Express.
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Men who reported that their lives were the 'worst possible' were more than eight tenths of an inch (2cm) shorter than the average man.

Women who saw themselves 'on the bottom step' were shorter than the average woman by half an inch (1.3cm).

However, not everything was rosy for leggier participants.

The taller you are, the more likely you are to experience stress and anger, whilst tall women have a tendency to over-worry, the study found.

Source: ANI
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