Dear 43 Things Users,

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.

- The Robots.

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mooniebutt in Milwaukee is doing 26 things including…

TEAM BANANA

14 cheers

 

mooniebutt has written 8 entries about this goal

It's so sad...

...but I’m going to say goodbye to you Banana (team.) I want to clean up my list a bit and you’re getting the boot. You’ll always have a special place in my heart. xo



I really like the banana

photo that E-girly posted in the album above.

However it needs to be bigger to be appreciated.
No bananas were hurt during this enactment.

Here is the same banana above – this one is called E and D



Ack!

Who put the snake/banana photo up?

That’s not helping our cause!!

Or is it????



Cute little...

...geckos love bananas.



Who could hate...

...this little guy?

Hmm?

No one would be so heartless!

Show your love and join the Banana Team today!



without bananas...

...there would be no BANANARAMA!

And no super hits like:

_Cruel Summer
I Heard a Rumor
Shy Boy
Venus
Love in the First Degree_
and
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

What would you do then, anti-bananites?
What would you do then?



How can you say no...

...to Banana Cake?!!

Join TEAM BANANA today!!



Going Bananas?

Eat a Banana

Listen to all this stuff about bananas.

Nerves: *Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Smoking:* Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. (Hello, anyone trying to quit smoking?) The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady. (Okay, so remind me to bring some bananas to work.)

Depression: *According to a recent survey among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

That time of the month?* Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Makes me want to run out and buy some bananas right now!

This team is Bananas – B A N A N A S!



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