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CBSMoneyWatch: 7 Totally Unfair Ways to Make More Money

Walk taller

"Height is equated to power and authority," says Patzer. "We literally look up to people who are taller."

Every extra inch in height adds another $789 in annual income, according to psychologist Timothy Judge and researcher Daniel M. Cable at the University of Florida. Someone who is 6 feet tall earns nearly $166,000 more during a 30-year career, on average, than someone 5'5", say Judge and Cable.

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