Another Benefit to Being Tall: Increased Productivity

Sorry, shorties. Research finds yet another advantage held by your taller peers.
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There are many benefits to being tall: more Tinder swipes, an ability to reach the top shelf, and best of all, a higher salary. Tall people get an additional $789 a year in earnings for every extra inch, one study found. Other research has found that chief executive officers stand taller than their underlings. And in a sampling of about half of male Fortune 500 CEOs, author Malcolm Gladwell found that they have three inches on the less-successful members of their gender.

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