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Venn – A New Way of Neighboring

Ask 10 people what it means to live a purposeful and meaningful life, and you’re all but certain to get 10 different answers. But if they were being honest, they’d all agree on at least one thing: It simply isn’t possible to lead such a life without the fun, warmth, sustenance, and empowerment we receive from the people around us.

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A Year of Learning @Venn

The Jewish New Year is approaching (it starts on the evening of Sept. 29), and as in many cultural traditions, it’s not only a time for family, friends, and good food, but also an opportunity for reflection – about the past, the present, and the future.

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What Burning Man Taught Me

It’s in the middle of the desert, in the middle of nowhere, hot as hell, and so much dust that I haven’t experienced since my days in the army. It’s pretty fair to say that 350 days out of the year, you wouldn’t run into a single living being out there.

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Smart Cities Must Be Warm Cities

The United Kingdom recently attracted global headlines, not because of Brexit, but for their decision to appoint a “minister for loneliness.” The role is designed to address what Prime Minister Theresa May described as a “sad reality of modern life” – individuals’ growing sense of social isolation and the fracturing of community institutions that long played a vital role in strengthening the social fabric.

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