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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.

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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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Explorer SoulUntitled

Haven’t updated this in so long. I was about to write that although I may not do this every day, I feel like it has become a more regular part of my routine and dental hygiene. Then I read my past entries. What ever happened to the chart I printed? I just started looking up charts online, and might have stumbled upon the one or a similar one.

In general, it kind of made me realize I could still be doing a little better with my oral care. But it goes beyond the flossing. I do brush (just changed my toothbrush head recently) and floss but don’t always do it twice a day, and I am overdue for a dental check-up (same issue with insurance). I am thinking about trying to schedule an appointment through a school at a lesser rate.

I might also want to look into a different brand of toothpaste. Maybe I will incorporate the oral health goal into an overall taking care of my body goal. For that reason, I think I will mark this as done. 7 months ago


TashaBlueSo I have this thing

and I used to use it pretty regularly, but fell out of the habit. I’m going to keep it in front of the TV and see if that helps. I need to get back to daily skin care too, so maybe I should try and bundle this all together. 8 months ago


FroggileeTeeth Cleaning Approaching

I have been lazy with flossing lately and need to step up before my 6 month cleaning. 17 months ago


LegallySarahSo I started 2013 off with....

Three. Cavities.

I am heartbroken, embarrassed, and ready to get my act together. Phew! 18 months ago


JakeBHabit

This one hasn’t come easy, but I think I can now say that it’s habitual. I’m off to the dentist next week so will find out whether the persistence has paid off. 19 months ago


FroggileeOuch!

Forgot to floss lately, so today I decided that since I have not flossed in awhile and had an upcoming dental appointment, I would give myself a deep cleaning floss treatment with the Glide deep protection floss . . . I was spitting up blood and when I woke up later, I could not finish my sandwich at lunch because one side of my mouth was really sensitive. Several hours later, I’m still in a bit of pain. But on the bright side my teeth look much nicer. Tomorrow, though, I’ll go a bit easier on my gums. 23 months ago


FroggileeDamn.

Need to get back on track with flossing. A dental appointment for cleaning is also approaching. Thank goodness that dental insurance, though changed, is still be offered as a benefit at work. Also happy my dentist is on the new plan. 23 months ago


FroggileeUmmm

August 1st.

Dental appointment on the 28th this month. I have not been as diligent with flossing. Hopefully I can get them in tip top shape before the appointment and continue after the appointment is over. 1 year ago


tinfoiledI stopped completely...

...on the recommendation of my dentist, who recommended an interdental brush. I have some partial gum loss, which runs in my family and that I’ve probably continually aggravated with over-aggressive brushing.

The interdental brush (and end-tuft toothbrush) is awesome. I’m removing this from my list. 2 years ago


JakeBRoutine

I decided to go private a few months ago and so far, it’s been a wise move. The dental care is so much better – the dentist & hygienist take time to answer my questions & make sure I’m OK. They’ve also encouraged me to work on my own dental health – so much so, that I’m now flossing almost every day. I’ve noticed a difference already. 2 years ago


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