Today's story from the "Life's Not Fair" department: When will short people finally get a break? Data from a huge, international sample, published in "The New England Journal of Medicine," showed that with every 2.5 extra inches of height, the risk of heart disease goes down 13.5 percent. Researchers don't know what causes the link, but hopefully this information will one day contribute to solving the mystery of cardiovascular disease. In the meantime, stilts and/or high heels provide a temporary lift—as well as a workout.