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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iraholt1229Stop Snoring Now With These Easy Tips

Few realize it, but most people tend to snore at some point throughout the night. If you think you are snoring too much, and you’re looking for ways to control it, read the article below for some helpful tips.

If you start snoring during your pregnancy, consult your doctor. The combined weight and hormones can relax your muscles, particularly those of your airways. Snoring is a potential side effect of this, and snorting cuts down on how much oxygen your baby gets.

You want to ensure that your nasal passages remain open if you want snoring to stop. If your nose is clogged or swollen, you are more likely to snore. There are many items you can use to keep your nasal passages clear if you get a cold, such as vapor rubs, humidifiers or steam showers. Nasal strips are a good option, as they open up the nasal passages, increasing the amount of air you breathe through your nose.

A common piece of advice you might want to follow to reduce your snoring is to sleep on your side. Sleeping on your back makes it harder for you to breathe and causes snoring. Doing the opposite and having your stomach against the mattress could hurt your neck. When you sleep on your side, your airways will have less obstruction. This will minimize snoring.

Don’t drink alcohol to help you sleep. You also need to avoid sleeping pills. These two items both contribute to snoring. Although they can relax you, they also relax the throat muscles, which could cause snoring. You should talk to a doctor about any trouble you have sleeping.

You can eliminate snoring by making funny faces—specifically faces that resemble a fish breathing while he swims. This sounds very odd when you first hear it, but it makes more sense once you learn that it makes your face and throat muscles stronger. To make a fish face, close your mouth and pull in your cheeks. Move your lips as if you were a fish. Try to do this a few times a day, it only takes seconds.

Using nasal strips can help reduce or eliminate snoring. On the back of these strips, there is an adhesive that when attached to the nose, pull open your nostrils. Keeping the nostrils open helps minimize nose-based snoring. However, you should not use nasal strips if you suffer from sleep apnea.

Put on some nasal strips. Although they’re not likely to win any fashion awards, these nifty little strips are highly effective at helping you to breathe with less difficulty by opening your nasal passages. The nasal strips will work by pulling the nasal pathways apart, and then will keep them in a position which will maximize your air flow. Unlike other options, the strips do not contain medication and are therefore very safe.

To prevent snoring in your sleep, you should avoid dairy foods before you go to sleep. You start producing a lot of mucus from dairy which makes you snore. The mucus caused by dairy products can block your air passages, causing you to snore.

As we have already discussed, snoring can be an infuriating problem that affects not only the snorer, but the snorer’s loved ones as well. However, a lot of people don’t know the methods one can use to reduce snoring, and the effect it has on their daily life. If you apply the advice presented in this article, however, you and your loved ones can look forward to a future that is free from snoring. 2 years ago


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