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On Nov. 22, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, released a proposal to kill net neutrality in the United States — and the public released an outcry of epic proportions.

Maintaining focus during the holiday season can be very challenging for all of us. Not only do we need to get through our day-to-day routines, but we also need to partake in the holiday festivities that many of us enjoy. This can cause a mess in our daily lives.

With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be going off to celebrate with friends, families and loved ones. The season can be quite difficult for others, especially for people experiencing isolation.

Thanksgiving is upon us again. It is a time to be thankful for the many gifts life has to offer. Mazzoni Center’s patients and clients receive an abundance of vital services, none more so than our food bank. What better time is there to learn more about one of Mazzoni Center’s oldest services than at a holiday that focuses on food and being thankful?

The busiest travel season of the year is upon us. Are you ready? In the rush of the season, don’t forget the basics of fabulous travel. Here are my top-five tips to keep you happy and safe during your holiday travels.

Americans are stressed out about politics. We are stressed about the future and we are stressed about surviving Donald Trump. Within the last year, I have so often found myself having if-these-walls-could-talk moments as client after client comes into my psychotherapy office wanting to discuss politics instead of their own lives. Of course, the content and types of talk vary from person to person: Trump, North Korea, Russia, racism, LGBT rights, health care, taxes, the environment, white supremacy — to name a few. 

Earlier this summer in “Matal v. Tam” (formerly “Lee v. Tam”), the United States Supreme Court struck down the restriction on the registration of marks that “disparage” under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote unanimously for the eight justices in holding that Section 2(a)’s prohibition on disparaging registrations violates a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.

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