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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LipglossKiller 5 years ago

akamalHealth insurance

Found out that my current health insurance is the best.

Now I’m trying to find out when is the best timing to start the treatment to get the most out of the health insurance.

Also possibility of having other treatment done at the dentist this year before other major dental work start. 3 weeks ago


I got a quote from an orthodontist last year but I lost the quote. I finally rang them today and got the quote & item number.

I’m now trying to find out the best way to use health insurance for it. 4 weeks ago

akamal 1 month ago

Calliope8 1 month ago

xifeng 20 months ago

xifeng30 May 2014

My braces have been off for over a month! The overbite is dramatically reduced, and I no longer have a gap between my upper front incisors. I have a permanent bonded retainer on my bottom teeth (apparently these are more likely to shift), and I wear a removable retainer on my upper teeth at night. It’s made of softer plastic and much more comfortable than the wire and hard plastic contraption of my teenaged years. Overall, I’m really pleased with the results.

Best of all, I’m finally done paying for them! 2 months ago

rockwilder 3 months ago

springforward 15 months ago

user1393148623i've already crossed the rubicon ... so to speak

today is the last day that i’ll be 51 … and tomorrow is the first day i’ll be 53 … and last friday i made a commitment to getting some serious dental work done … it is going to be six months at the minimum … and more likely nine months and it’s at least $18K or more likely $20K worth of work … some of which I will get back from HCF and in my tax return … but it’s so scary i nearly fainted just imagining it last night … so i think i need to be seeing this as a goal … and making some serious resolutions if i’m going to be spending this much money on fixing what i should never have let fall apart in the first place

but it’s no good berating myself for my loss … i will admit my grief and responsibility … or make that irresponsibility … and then i will remind myself that i was born with teeth that were not made to last and it was always just a matter of time …

my goal is to smile and talk and breathe and chew on this day next year and feel that my mouth is working and feeling and smelling better than it was a year before … 5 months ago

user1393148623 5 months ago


Picking up the next set Thursday. I can’t tell a difference yet but Kev said he noticed they were slightly straighter since he’s know me so long. 5 months ago

danidewitt 5 months ago


I’ve got the official clear braces in. Wearing them religiously to get through the phases successfully. 6 months ago

Beth Coutomy smile

i’ve always felt uncomfortably smiling around people because i have a chip in my front tooth. Id like to go to the dentist and fix it! I did book and appointment to get them filed but then the dentist lost a family member and cancelled and i haven’t book an appoinment since! I will soon and i am so excited ! 6 months ago

Beth Couto 7 months ago

retrogown 7 months ago


I haven’t been wearing these darn clear corrects like I should be.

Need to buy portable toothbrush instead of my clunky one and just make it a normal routine at work to take them out to snack and eat lunch. 7 months ago

count jassula 18 months ago

AysiaMilan 8 months ago

akbaralis 8 months ago


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flafi 8 months ago


I really am desperate to get my teeth fixed. I am currently looking into getting dental implants in Montrose, CO. Has anyone had a bad experience with getting implants before? 8 months ago


If you live in Charlottesville VA and your looking for a trustworthy, good sedation dentist them be sure to check out sedation dentist charlottesville va. They offer a variety of services from crowns and bridges, dental implants and much much more! Be sure to call them with any questions you have. 9 months ago

schwarts12 9 months ago


I need my teeth fixed very badly. I am currently seeing two dentists in Brantford. I am hoping they suggest a good orthodontist for me to go to. 9 months ago

avibill 9 months ago

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