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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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! 6 months ago

rockwilder 8 months ago

springforward 20 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 … 10 months ago

user1393148623 10 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. 10 months ago

danidewitt 10 months ago


I’ve got the official clear braces in. Wearing them religiously to get through the phases successfully. 11 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 ! 11 months ago

Beth Couto 11 months ago

retrogown 12 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. 12 months ago

count jassula 22 months ago

AysiaMilan 12 months ago

akbaralis 13 months ago


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flafi 13 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? 13 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. 13 months ago

schwarts12 13 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. 13 months ago

avibill 13 months ago

Jawjeener 14 months ago

xifeng12 October 2013

As promised, the update. I have gone from 4 rubber bands to 3, which is an improvement; the goal is to lower the amount to 2 and then to none at all, at which point I’ll be close to having my braces off. So that’s progress, I guess! (I have been RELIGIOUS about wearing the rubber bands, even though I hate them, because I do NOT want to do this again in another 20 years.) The good news is that we’re in the fine-tuning stage and over the halfway point. I can do anything if I know it’s just for another 6 months or so! 14 months ago

xifeng6 October 2013

Wow, the last time I wrote about this was a long time ago. Long story short, I did go have molds taken and went through with having the braces on. We’re over the halfway point (if all goes well, they should come off in May/June 2014). I have been wearing rubber bands for about 4 months. My orthodontist took a second Panorex in August, and it turns out that I don’t need anything repositioned, which is really good (at least my determination not to go through this again has been paying off). I go back on Tuesday, so probably more to report then. 14 months ago

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