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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Recent entries from hellbaby
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hellbabyThinking about changing this goal...

... to something like “do something good for someone”.
Yesterday I donated a little bitof money through paypal to someone who I know really needs it. I know $15 isn’t much, but it could make a difference when all you have left to eat is a tangerine, no? 2 years ago

hellbabyI had

the exact same thing when i had mine pierced :(
Maybe they’re not meant to ben maybe they would have healed better with ptfe or titanium jewelry… I don’t know and I’m not inclined to try again… 2 years ago

hellbabyNeed to pick this up

Been slacking…
I’m sure I can spend 5-10 minutes stretching every morning and evening! 2 years ago

hellbabyas of january 2012

I’m putting a (very) small amount of money away each month. Hoping to be able to restrict myself to a weekly budget and pull the amount of savings up to 10% of my income over the course of a couple of months.
Please give me tips and advice! I’m horrible with money! 2 years ago


I find I’m sometimes doing things because I’m “supposed to” instead of when I want/need to and that gives me stress. Listening to my body’s signals as much as possible might make me a little happier :)

Eat when hungry, not because it’s time to eat. Sleep when I’m tired, even if it’s only 9 o’clock. Move when I’ve been sitting down too long,...

Practice mindfulness with my own body, so to speak. 2 years ago

hellbaby 2 years ago


I find having a nail file handy VERY useful as well :)
And yup… I can relate to the cuticle-trauma.

I may try to paint my nails as well sometime soon. excited2 years ago

hellbabyWhat is it about those thumbs...?

Sounds like you’re doing pretty good as well though. Congrats!
Do you have a special trick? I never had falsies or used the bitter-tasting stuff or anything. What would make it easier? 2 years ago

hellbabyI'm doing

not too bad on this one. I already have 7 nice nails. Just can’t seem to stop focusing on my thumbs :S

I might have to eward myself with my very first manicure when I manage to stay off my thumbs as well… 2 years ago

hellbabyI am

thinking about doing the exact same course. I’m still not sure if I should or not. Thank you for posting your experience!


Usually I watch a movie on the laptop while soaking in the tub (no, the laptop will NOT fall into the tub, and yes, it IS splatter-free – I make sure of that)
But tonight: just candles, some soft music and foam :) It was sooo relaxing! Definately worth it! 2 years ago

hellbabyOk, so...

I just inherited my sisters Wii Fit, with yoga dvd. Maybe I should change my goal to “do yoga at least three times a week with the Wii” :P 2 years ago

hellbaby 3 years ago


You look good in dresses!

I can recommend the book “The Style statement” by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte for finding your own style. Good luck! 3 years ago

hellbabyDidn't exactly do this...

But I did offer to pay someones tramticket this morning. He declined politely :P 3 years ago

hellbaby 3 years ago


Actually, I was thinking. I’ve been paying off 130€ every month the past 6 months anyway, so why not put away half the amount from now on and save up a little?
I hope I can do it!


Thanks Dave,

that’s the plan :)


hellbaby 3 years ago


A friend gave it to me because he liked it. I knew the title, but not what it was about… Read it all in one go (absolutely a good writer!), but yes, a very sad story :( 3 years ago

hellbabystarted and finished since november 2011 - _I'll keep adding to this as I go along_

1. Of mice and men – John Steinbeck
2. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius – Dave Eggers
3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen/Seth Grahame-Smith
4. London Tattoos – Alex MacNaughton
5. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
6. Wees niet bezorgd (een boeddhistische lezing van de bergrede) – Katharina Ceming
7. Mrs Fry’s Diary – Stephen Fry
8. The Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff
9. Dat moet ik nog een plaatsje geven – en andere psychologische onzin – Jeffrey Wijnberg
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
11. The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure – John Mitchinson and John Lloyd
12. Why be happy when you could be normal? – Jeanette Winterson
13. This book will save your life – A.M. Homes
14. A man in full – Tom Wolfe
15. Children who kill – profiles of pre-teen and teenage killers – Carole Anne Davis 3 years ago


Took me aaaaaages to get to 20mm, but now I’m glad i took my time and don’t have blowouts or tears.
Good luck and happy stretching! 3 years ago

hellbabyWednesday 2

0€ 3 years ago

hellbabytuesday 2

0€ 3 years ago


You’re complicated :D 3 years ago


21,42€? Technically I have 29€ left this week. 3 years ago


I’m afraid so… Plus, I’m having a friend from Denmark over for a couple of days next weekend :S Maybe I should postpone my second 30€ week… Or is that cheating? :P 3 years ago

hellbabyMonday 2

1€ 3 years ago


Well, the basics are okay (plain white yoghurt, cheese, potatoes, canned tomatoes,...) I still had a lot of the rest from the previous week. 3 years ago

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