Author: Craig Playstead


Craig Playstead is a writer and content strategist living in the suburbs of Seattle. Check out more of his work by visiting his site.

Can you be fired for not defending yourself?

The standard self-defense approach is always to comply with robbers, giving them what they want. “Stuff” can be replaced; you can’t be. But what if the criminal is intent on physical harm? Defending yourself is basic instinct. Should you be fired for that?

8 laws Santa shamelessly breaks every Christmas

While Santa is universally loved, he’s gotten sloppy over the past few years. It’s time to look at the big picture and tally up the damage he does each Christmas Eve as he goes about his business, largely unchecked.

Holiday etiquette: Do not recline your airline seat

Personal space is an important matter in this country, but something that the aviation industry seems oblivious to. Flights are fuller, and airlines continue offering customers less and less room. It’s a problem that’s only going to get worse until we put a stop to it.

Turkey Day legal hazards you’ll want to dodge

We all know Thanksgiving as a time for gratitude, visiting loved ones, eating like there’s no tomorrow—or even a day after tomorrow—and generally having a lot of fun. However, it can also be a time of familial conflict, food poisoning, accidents, and parties that cross over from raucous to reckless.

High school sports injuries: Who is liable?

It’s one of the rare times a huge crowd of rowdy people goes absolutely, completely silent: a high school football player is down on the field. Fear and concern wash over everyone in attendance, regardless of rooting interests. Unfortunately, it seems to be happening more and more. Who’s at fault? Or is anyone?

Are daily fantasy sports in danger of being illegal?

With 56.8 million people playing in the United States and Canada, fantasy sports have steadily grown into a big business for everyone from ESPN to entrepreneurs creating small businesses around “expert advice.” Everything was humming along quite nicely until this year, when two companies went big on “daily” fantasy games.