Author: Jennifer Sokolowsky


Jennifer Sokolowsky is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with publications ranging from The Prague Post to Time Out Guide, Women’s Wear Daily and The Seattle Times. A passionate traveler, she spent several years living in Europe before choosing Seattle as her home. Learn more at

10 laws that can spoil your Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that gives license to kids and adults alike to get silly and strange. But in some places, the law doesn’t want you going too far with your Halloween celebrations. Read some of the laws around the US and abroad that cast a dark spell over some celebrations.

Document Protection for Disaster Planning

Summertime in the United States is not just about backyard barbecues and school vacations anymore. Summer signals the start of hurricane and wildfire season in various parts of the country. If you live in places where these phenomena are becoming more frequent, it’s smart to have a plan about how you will deal with a […]

How To Handle A Traffic Accident

Accidents happen. And car accidents happen a lot — with more than 7 million crashes reported in the US  in 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While car accidents are common, they are also unexpected, and they can have far-reaching consequences, including injuries and legal complications. Knowing what to do ahead of time […]

How to get a traffic ticket dismissed

Getting a traffic ticket is never pleasant, but it doesn’t have to cost you. You have the option of going to court to fight the citation and it can be worth it to spend the time fighting the ticket rather than paying the fine. However, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you […]

May Day: Workers Building Power For Better Wages

May 1 is International Workers’ Day and, although it’s not an official holiday in the United States, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the current struggles of labor in the U.S. In spite of a booming economy, American wages have not kept pace. In fact, today’s real average wage has about the same purchasing […]

April Fool’s Day In Jail: When Pranks Fun Afoul Of The Law

April Fool’s Day may offer some immunity for the office funny guy who pulls an annoying, but harmless, prank or two. But pranksters who pull more serious stunts can get in serious legal trouble — especially if they’re broadcasting their exploits online where anyone, including law enforcement, can see them. Impersonating cops Yes, it’s a […]

Super Bowl spawns super scams

A million people will descend on Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams face off against the New England Patriots. Millions more will watch from home. For most fans, it’s a day devoted to spending time with family and friends, eating, drinking and celebrating sport. It’s also a money-making event […]