Alex Gaterud

Alex Gaterud is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor. As of 2016, the three most important things in his life are Bruce Springsteen, Sour Patch Kids and playing the drums.

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The Value of Open Spaces in Cities

For the most part, American cities are built around cars. We drive to work, to school and to […]

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The Surprising Creative Science of ‘Microdreams’

The human brain is a masterful engine of creativity and improvisation during our waking hours. We take images, […]

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Why Getting Lost is Good For You

If you have a good sense of direction, life is a lot easier. You know where you are […]

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Founders Love Their Companies Like They Love Their Children

Art, literature and movies are full of cold, distant professionals—parents who work too much, stay at the office late […]

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Can Tinder Improve Your Relationship With Yourself?

There’s a little frisson of excitement every time you open Tinder. It’s as addictive as Candy Crush and […]

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From AIM to Tinder: 10 Years of Relationships Online

I grew up in a drafty farmhouse in southern Minnesota. My sister was gone to college by the […]

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Turn Disappointment Into a Better Salary and a Better World

Anger and disappointment have been on our collective minds a lot in recent weeks and months—about candidates, election results, […]

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At Work, Stick Out Rather Than Fit In

If you’re a young employee just starting out in your real-world job, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than preparing […]

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Setting Realistic Expectations is the Secret to Success

I’ll always remember how I got my first job out of college, which involved a long, competitive search […]

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Why Being Anonymous Hurts Your Online Dating Efforts

Imagine your average high school romantic entanglement. You like someone. They might like you back. You could just […]

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Why Making Decisions for Someone Else Just Feels Right

You’ve just swiped for the 9,000th time on Tinder and finally come up with someone who you think […]

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Watch Your Back, Guys: Men Harmed More than Women

In the interest of self-preservation, I’ll be avoiding cruise ships, railroad tracks and bridges for the foreseeable future—and […]