The Height of Success
Nobility of soul accompanies tallness of body,'' wrote one 18th-century German physician ... such issues as what the average height of a population can reveal about culture and society (Why are the Dutch so tall? And why are Americans becoming relatively ...
Russia Raises Some Salaries and Pensions for Crimeans
MOSCOW — Moving quickly to envelop Crimea in the Russian bureaucracy and economy, the Kremlin said Monday that it had nearly doubled pensions paid to retirees on the peninsula, raising them to the average levels paid in Russia. President Vladimir V.
Short North Koreans . . . and Americans
the height gap between Americans and Europeans is a relatively new development. The New Yorker article notes that the average American soldier during World War I was still two inches taller than the average German. But sometime around 1955, the data began ...
Are You One of the Shrinking Americans?
Researchers say a population's average height is a "mirror" reflecting the socioeconomic health of a society and speculate that Americans' worship of "market-based" social policies may explain why we're now looking up to the Germans and Swedes. It's a ...
The Russians are here
It's 1am on the day after Orthodox Christmas at the height of what is known as Russian ... Between us we speak fluent Russian, Ukrainian and French, as well as good German and passable Italian. Although by 'us', I actually mean Tim. I speak a bit of ...