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What's good about being short?

My daughter is 5 and she is going to be quite a bit shorter than average. I'm worried she will go through a stage of being pretty sad about this.* Can you help me provide examples of when being small is a good way to be? For example, being small can help find really great hiding spots in "Hide and go seek." Mom and dad can pick her up and swing her around more easily. Any other ideas? [more inside]
posted by areaperson on Mar 5, 2016 - 50 answers

I need to move

I'm looking for some exercise equipment for my home: a treadmill, elliptical, or a stationary bike. I am a short woman and need something that I can actually use. I'd prefer to spend less than $550 total. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Nov 13, 2015 - 14 answers

Google Sheets keeps doubling my row height when I move to another cell

When I'm using Google Sheets, entering words and strings of words in it, fairly often, when I hit return or tab to move to the next cell, the row height will suddenly double. This happens at least 1/4 of the time now, and it never happened in the past. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Jun 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Can I auto-hide the taskbar in just one application?

I have Windows 8.1. There's one program I use that enforces a window height that is the exact height of my screen. If the taskbar is visible, the bottom part of the window is obscured behind it. If I auto-hide the taskbar, the window fits perfectly. Problem is, I like keeping the taskbar visible. Is there any way to hide it only when this program is running? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 25, 2015 - 4 answers

At least he'll always have fresh air in a crowd

My husband is a giant (6'7")and I'd like to get him some Christmas presents that will make his life better. [more inside]
posted by carolr on Dec 14, 2014 - 29 answers

Masonry project problem -- is the proposed solution ok?

Adding granite toppers on our exterior stairway made the step heights hazardously uneven. Is the plan for addressing it ok? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Oct 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Where can I get interlocking rubber play surface mats in the bay area?

I am looking for something like these for our backyard. They need to be designed for outdoor use and rain. You can find similar ones online, but since these are really heavy, the shipping costs are as much as the mats. Are there any local retailers in the bay area that will sell small quantities to an individual? I have Amazon Prime but have not found anything Prime-eligible that looks decent.
posted by benzenedream on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

How important is height disparity to short guys?

Does size---especially height---matter to guys? [more inside]
posted by 1270AEH on Mar 6, 2014 - 36 answers

How to deal with my height

I'm a girl that is 1,76 m tall, and I'm having serious problems with my height. I'm getting really depressed with it over time and I've come to the point where I am completely desperate. I really need some help. [more inside]
posted by Emily119 on Dec 21, 2013 - 88 answers

Getting "taller" through yoga?

I have read on the internet many times that you can gain a few inches in "height" from doing yoga. How exactly does this happen? (Just spine getting straighter, and me standing with better posture?) Are there any actual measurements done on a sample of people before and after months of yoga to compare their height differential? What is actually a reasonable expectation for an "increase in height"? If my goal is yoga for height increase, which poses are the best to do? Thanks
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 7, 2013 - 20 answers

Do short people get drunk more quickly?

All other things being equal, does a short person's blood alcohol level reach 0.05 faster than a tall person (because they have less blood and/or a smaller liver)?
posted by dontjumplarry on May 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Break up with a man I'm not very attracted to? Feeling crappy.

I have been dating a man for just over a month that I met online. He is 41 and I am 33. He is simply lovely: kind, attentive, complimentary, generous, funny, smart, gainfully employed, family oriented and wants children, likes me a lot, socially/environmentally conscientious, cooks well, nice sense of style, has friends, etc. And, I'm not very physically attracted to him. I am 5'2" and his profile says he is 5'7" but I think he exaggerated ~two inches and has a slight frame. He is very fit, but the cave woman in me seeks a more commanding physical partner. There are other things about his physicality and bedside manner that don't "do it" for me, either, but the main thing is that I just prefer bigger men. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Apr 1, 2013 - 35 answers

What is this? A kitchen for ANTS??

I'm 6'5". It recently dawned on me that the reason I hate doing the dishes isn't due to my fundamental laziness, but because scrubbing dishes while bent over for half an hour really does a number on my back. What have you, fellow tall person, changed around your kitchen (and the rest of your home) to make it more accommodating to the vertically advantaged? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Feb 18, 2013 - 16 answers

A website to compare two objects of different height?

I sometimes have trouble understanding the visual differences in height of two different objects. [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Jan 18, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I help my daughter with her height?

Please help me with my incredible (and probably irrational) guilt and grief over my daughter's height. I know that she'll be okay but I blame myself. Is there anything that I can do now? [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Dec 28, 2012 - 126 answers

I want a long life!!!

Do tall people die sooner? [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Dec 23, 2012 - 15 answers

Insert line here from that song about short people

Fellow short people, how do you deal with movies, concerts, and theater? I'm 5'1" and frustrated. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Aug 20, 2012 - 38 answers

CSS Filter: Can I get some auto-height up in this biach?!

CSS Filter: I have a standard three column layout. I cannot figure out how to get the left and right columns to have a height that automatically stretches to the length of the center column. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Aug 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Nine's too short, eleven's too tall. Ten inches, please, or not at all.

What well-known and interesting objects or animals are ten inches tall? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 12, 2012 - 29 answers

Which group of athletes is more abnormal in height?

Which group of athletes is further from the center of the bell curve distribution for height: Olympic gymnasts or NBA players?
posted by Trurl on Jun 4, 2012 - 7 answers

How high do we hang this picture?

How high should this picture be hung above the sofa? This high? Or lower? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 25, 2011 - 69 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

How tall was grandma?

I would like to know how tall my dad's uncles and mom were, and ideally go up the family tree to chart the outliers to identify the tall and short adults. Where might I find height data for ancestors who lived in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Aug 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Football virgin! Help!

I'm going to be a sophomore in high school, and I wanna play football for the first time. What do I need, and what should I expect? Practice starts in 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by sizzil34 on Jun 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Seeking the perfect motorized stand-up desk

Where can I find an adjustable-height desk that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by jehsom on Feb 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Can you actually be too short to be a high school teacher?

I want to be a high school French teacher, but at twenty years old I still have the height, weight, and voice of a twelve-year-old. I'm afraid these physical attributes will make it nearly impossible for me to be hired and taken seriously as a high school teacher. Is this a legitimate concern that should cause me to rethink my goals? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 30, 2011 - 40 answers

Holy Sphincter!

Why is it that I -- and many others -- have a physical reaction when watching the video of the transmission tower free climb (from this FPP)? [more inside]
posted by ericb on Sep 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Gifts for the Tall

What are some awesome non-clothing gifts for very tall people? [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Jul 28, 2010 - 16 answers


Give me some real-world benchmarks so I can understand the metric system. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Apr 21, 2010 - 43 answers

Taller woman, shorter man

I'm a taller than average woman who is often asked out by shorter men. How can I stop being bothered by the height difference when dating? [more inside]
posted by mesha steele on Mar 29, 2010 - 78 answers

Wrap a semicircle into a cone with height 10 units. What's the cone's radius and slant height?

There is a cone whose lateral surface is a semicircle (when flattened). The height of the cone is 10 inches. What formula can I use to find the radius of the cone, and the slant height of the cone? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Mar 11, 2010 - 11 answers

How tall is Bargain Hunt presenter David Dickinson?

How tall is Bargain Hunt presenter David Dickinson? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jan 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Does a lack of height and proportionality always preclude beauty?

Can you provide examples of adult women who are extremely short yet also beautiful at the same time? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 3, 2010 - 43 answers

Does a 3 mm height difference matter for Macbook pro hard drives?

Will the 15" Macbook Pro 4.1 (early 2008) be compatible with a 2.5" Form Factor internal hard drive that's 12.5mm rather than the standard 9.5mm? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Dec 4, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I stop myself from shrinking?

What’s the best way to avoid or minimise losing height as I get older? [more inside]
posted by girlgenius on Sep 1, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me design my perfect computer workstation setup!

Help me design a computer workstation setup for home that incorporates a 30" screen, a Linux compatible video card, a possibly height adjustable desk, and a silent or very quiet desktop machine. [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

you want me to wash my hair with this?

Why does the shower head only come up to my chest? [more inside]
posted by billtron on May 20, 2009 - 28 answers

Manic Mattresses, Crazy Canopies, and Loony Linens

I'm buying my first bed and first mattress, and I need help understanding mattress height, as well as where/how to find canopy linens. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye on Mar 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Valid solution to the CSS equal height columns problem?

Is this a good way to solve the equal height columns problem in CSS? [more inside]
posted by dolca on Mar 15, 2009 - 32 answers

Give me some advice regarding jumping into a gorge safely.

Anybody have any advice regarding jumping into gorges in New York state? Safety-wise - what would be the upper limit of height I might try?
posted by Sully on Feb 15, 2009 - 9 answers

How to stop worrying about a future child being very short like us?

Am I worrying too much about our future child being very short? How can I get over this? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Dec 1, 2008 - 36 answers

But I'm not 6' !!

I've got a question about human behavior, especially if you're 5'11 1/2" high. [more inside]
posted by Rich Smorgasbord on Apr 5, 2008 - 80 answers

short people got no reason

I got a new car! Unlike my old one, it doesn't have height adjustable seats. I am 5'0" and can barely see over the dashboard. Do they make booster seats for adults? How do other short people deal with this?
posted by streetdreams on Mar 29, 2008 - 16 answers

DIV height issues...

Let's say I am using a JavaScript technique that requires a DIV to have a specified height, but the amount of text filling it, and thus the height it needs to be, will vary. Can I make it work? [more inside]
posted by TunnelArmr on May 25, 2007 - 8 answers

Shoes for making men taller

Is there such a thing as a shoe insert for men that adds an inch or so to one's height, maybe by lifting the ball of the foot up a little bit? Or are there specially designed tennis/casual/etc shoes? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Apr 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Is he really that tall?

How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Please tell me the precise height of Jimmy Buffett

Please tell me the precise height of Jimmy Buffett [more inside]
posted by poppo on Aug 8, 2006 - 7 answers

How tall was Jesus?

How tall was Jesus? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Jul 15, 2006 - 37 answers

What sports are best suited for short people?

I'm trying to find sports other than horse racing, rowing (specifically the cox) and gymnastics, in which being small-framed or just plain short can be an advantage. Is there some advantage gained in having a low centre of gravity in things like surfing or even skateboarding?
posted by bunglin jones on Jun 15, 2006 - 37 answers

I want to grow UP!

I know that growth mainly has to do with genetics and stuff, but do you personally think I have any chance at getting any taller? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Feb 22, 2006 - 31 answers

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