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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  1. 1. stop using shampoo
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The start of something new...

Today I was looking up on the internet how to get my hair to be soft, silky, shiny, and less oily. I came across a page on the no-poo method. I was fascinated by how much people’s hair improved the way I want mine to just because they stopped using shampoo, and instead used baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I did a ton more research and decided that I would try it. So my plan is to use 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water as my shampoo, and 2 tablespoons of ACV in a cup of water as my rinse/conditioner. The first 2 weeks I will wash my hair every 2 days, the next 2 weeks every 3 days, and so on until I am just washing my hair once or twice a week. HOPEFULLY my plan will work! I am sick of having frizzy, damaged, boring ugly hair. I am also going to give up styling products and heat devices completely. No more leave in conditioners, scrunching gels, shine sprays, flat ironing, blow drying, or curling. Sigh. I’m very worried about the ‘detox’ stage. My hair is already oily, how can it get much worse than this?! How will I be able to go to school with disgusing greasy hair?! Well I guess braids are going to be my new best friend!

Soo today I guess was the last day of using shampoo and styling and heat products. I showered and washed my hair using a ton of shampoo, scrubbing my scalp for almost 10 minutes being sure to enjoy the last of my good hair days for a while. Then I used a handful of conditioner and left it in for another 10 minutes. Then I straightened my hair. This will be the last time in a long time that my hair will get to be silky and straight and smooth. I’LL MISS YOU!! Tomorrow will be my Day 1, since it is the start of the week. I won’t wash my hair again after tomorrow until Wednesday. Wish me and my hair luck everyone! This will be the start of something new :)


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