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My motto in the news biz for the past 30 years has always been, “Don’t kill the messenger.” I just report the news, not make it. Keep that in mind as you read the findings from a study on gender, weight and pay in a recent CNN story. (If you’re a woman worried about carrying that extra weight, this won’t make you feel any better.) Here’s the story:

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Did you know the average height for an American man is just over 5’9″?  The average U.S. woman weighs 152 pounds.  Most of us hate the word “average”.  We want to stand out in a crowd.  We want to be unusual.  But this week “average” doesn’t look so bad. Standing on his tiptoes, He Pingping, of China, was two and a half feet tall.   He was the world’s shortest man.  … Read More

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