Jerry Rice's father was a brick mason. In the summers, Jerry and his brothers would go to work with their father. Sometimes young Jerry would throw bricks up to his brothers on the scaffolding above. Other times, he'd be on the receiving end.
With the onset of spring, The Washington Post asked 10 writers to nominate something we're better off without. Here are their picks. Office chairs By David Epstein There may be no more euphemistically titled field of research than "inactivity physiology." Or: the never-before-needed study of how incredibly awful it is to sit on your keister all day.