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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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joie de vivre in Hundred Acre Woods is doing 27 things including…

avoid high fructose corn syrup

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joie de vivre has written 2 entries about this goal

Welll, that was easy

After reading some things about how bad HFCS is, and how it is insidiously in everything, I feared the worst. I just did a complete inventory of the pantry and the fridge. What we have with HFCS:

Two boxes of Kellogg’s brand cereals
A bottle of ketchup
A jar of mayonaise
A bottle of Mrs. Dash (or something like that)
A bottle of Worchester Sauce

That’s it! I was really surprised that items like the garlic black bean sauce or hoisin sauce didn’t have HFCS, but since they’re manufactured in Asia, I guess not. The bread, all the other boxes of cereals, were OK. All we need to do is not buy brand-name cereals, and it’s only going to show up in a rare condiment.

So, without being conscious of it, we are already avoiding HFCS—it’s pretty much only going to show up when we eat out.



1st step

Put a sticker or something on every item currently in the house with HFCS.

Since I’m so much of a from-scratch cook, a lot of our food comes from places like Trader Joes, and we don’t drink things like soda pop generally, I think we’re going to be OK on this. But I’m going to find out—you don’t know until you start the inventory.



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