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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.


Kindle Book Pick of the Week: The Insane Energy System: Activate Untapped Brain Energy To Work Faster, Remember More, And Accelerate Your Learning 

Use some of your extra energy and get this book for free.

Do you regularly procrastinate? Do you often struggle to get started on important projects? Do you allow tasks to pile up until they make you feel stressed and overwhelmed?

These are all pretty common...

In fact, most people believe that a lack of time is what's holding them back in life.

You've probably thought to yourself...

“If only I had a few more hours in the day, I could spend more time picking up the house or handling chores...

Or maybe you long for some more time in your busy schedule to spend with the people you care about the most, or on one of your favorite hobbies...

I'm here to tell you that the reason you have NO TIME has nothing to do with time management...
With Proper Energy Management, You'll Be Able To Get A Lot More Done Each Day...
If you've ever struggled to find the time, when you know how to manage your energy, you'll have the time AND energy to get things done...

That's means, you'll be able to do things like...

Find the time to get in shape... and not just any shape... the BEST shape of your life...
Wake up energized and ready to meet the day with excitement every single morning
Spend more time each day doing the things that YOU want to do
Improve your productivity in every aspect of your life... work, chores, you name it
Have the energy to spend do things with the people you care about the most
And the list goes on and on...
Here's Just A Quick Preview Of What
You'll Discover Inside...

The simple, little changes you can make in your life that will quickly supercharge your energy levels each day... you'll wake up refreshed, become more productive instantly, and ultimately be a “super” version of your current self

The key to waking up full of energy each and every day so you can tackle the day and get everything done that you want... and then some!

The devastating effect of stress on your energy levels and how to stop it... dead in its tracks!

The power of nutrients in your body, and how to make sure you don't run out of steam... inside, you'll discover the best foods to eat to stimulate energy levels and the supplements that will help you get more energy... naturally!


Preakness Preview and Odds

A preview and odds for this weekend's Preakenss.


"This race is shaping up to be Justify vs. The Field. Gamblers tend to get caught up in the chase for the Triple Crown, and historically we tend to see the majority of the action at the Preakness fall on the winner of the Kentucky Derby. This year looks to be no different. Undefeated Justify is the 1-2 favorite after impressing with a dominant performance at Churchill Downs and facing one of the smallest fields in recent years. One of our most popular props is "Will Justify win the Preakness (Yes -245/No +195) with the overwhelming majority of players siding in the affirmative.  While most of the early action has been on Justify, we have seen a surprising number of big money wagers on 20-1 Bravazo, and 15-1 Lone Sailor. Preakness is a challenging race to book. If the favorite wins, it's not a great day, if a horse with greater than 20-1 odds wins, you tend to get crushed. So we should be rooting for Good Magic, Quip, or Lone Sailor to win on Saturday. However to further complicate it, if Justify wins the Preakness we are probably looking at taking a loss for the day; but, it will easily quadruple our handle for the Belmont Stakes due to the increased attention for the pursuit of the Triple Crown. So if we have to choose between a long shot or Justify winning, we are behind Justify all the way."

Current Odds

Justify 1/2

Good Magic 3/1

Quip 12/1

Lone Sailor 15/1

Tenfold 20/1

Bravazo 20/1

Sporting Chance 30/1

Diamond King 30/1

Prop Bets

Will Justify win the Triple Crown?

Yes +145

No -175

Will Justify win the Preakness Stakes?

Yes -235

No +185


Library Books Returned 47 Years Late

Have a read:

Return those library books!

A copy of Eldridge Cleaver’s memoir “Soul On Ice” was due back at the Eureka Valley branch Dec. 9, 1970, making it 47 years, four months and 29 days late. The library’s late fee would’ve been $1,731.70 if it didn’t cap the fine at $10.01.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the paperback’s cover is detached from its spine and there’s a hole in the title page.

Branch manager Anne Vannucchi told the Chronicle last week she’d like to know who the library patron is so she can get the story behind the returned book.


Crowdfunding Corner: Aizome Bedding

Bedding we all can use.

Combining natural indigo dye and high-grade cotton with a modern innovative approach, Aizome Bedding creates organic fabrics that treat and soothe your skin while protecting against common skin conditions

Inspired to bring the powerful benefits of traditional Japanese indigo-dyed fabrics into the modern age, a new company, Aizome Bedding, is introducing organic bed linen to provide a unique and healthy sleep experience.

The company’s products are environmentally friendly and produced without employing toxic chemical dyes that can irritate the skin and lead to potential health problems. Aizome Bedding uses the leaves of the Asian indigo naturalis plant that provides its bedding products unique color, medicinal properties, and low environmental impact. Aizome updates a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique through using a cutting-edge ultrasound technology in developing uniquely colorfast and chemical-free textiles. This gives the company one of the lowest environmental impacts of any textile in production, using 200 times less water than chemical dyes.

“Most people think their skin is an impenetrable barrier, but it absorbs a lot of what we touch through a process called dermal absorption,” said Michel May, founder of Aizome Bedding. “Now consider that a third of an average person's life is spent in bed. That represents a lot of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals such as azo dyes, phthalates, formaldehyde or flame retardants (PBDEs) used in the production of the average set of pillowcases, sheets, and comforters, which can be absorbed through the skin, and processed in the kidneys and liver, causing potential lasting damage. You don’t have to worry about any of this with our natural indigo dye. The Japanese have done this for millennia.”

Aizome Bedding’s product is its use of organically sourced GOTS certified cotton fabric that has not been grown with any toxic chemicals, pesticides or GMOs. The effective combination of the natural indigo dye and organic cotton provides Aizome bedding with hypoallergenic qualities, eliminating dust, detritus, oil and dust mites from building up in a sleeping environment, and preventing anyone with sensitivity to dust materials from experiencing bad reactions.

 Available on Indiegogo.

Benefits of the company’s bed linen include:

·         Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The anti-inflammatory properties of indigo naturalis have been scientifically proven.

·         Antibacterial Properties: The antibacterial properties of natural indigo prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in bedding.

·         Extremely Environmentally Friendly: The process of dyeing with natural indigo uses 200 times less water than chemical dyeing, and waste water is used to fertilize fields.

·         Hypoallergenic production: Aizome’s bedding is manufactured using allergy- resistant material.

·         Organically Produced: Aizome’s products are made using organic, non-GMO materials.

·         No Synthetic Chemicals: Promotes health by removing harmful chemicals from your sleeping environment. Aizome substitutes harmful materials in traditional modern bedding with the health benefits of natural indigo.

·         Durability: The oldest surviving textiles in the world are dyed with natural indigo, which coats and protects textile yarn. In addition, Aizome Bedding has no wear and tear parts such as buttons, rubber bands or zippers, and can potentially last for decades.

In Japan, samurai warriors often wore indigo-dyed shirts under their armor. The Japanese valued indigo-dyed material not only for its magnificent color but also for its ability to help heal wounds, repel insects, reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Aizome is the art of using naturally fermented indigo as colorant together with high-quality organic cotton in a completely synthetic-free process.

Launched by a team of Japanese and international healthcare professionals and textile experts who were concerned with the negative dermatological health effects and environmental impact of the chemical textile industry, Aizome Bedding aims to provide a viable alternative promoting wellness, better sleep, healthy skin and a clean environment.

Aizome Bedding has launched an Indiegogo campaign, ( jects/organic-indigo-bed-sheet s-that-treat-your-skin#/ ), to spread awareness about their company’s products among consumers and the investment community.
Order yours now, one piece, two pieces or an entire set at


Lucky! Australian Wins Lottery Twice in one Week

Who says lightning never strikes twice in the same spot?

A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later.

The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up Aus$1,020,487 (US$770,000) on Monday last week and then scooped another Aus$1,457,834 on Saturday.

"I just thought this is too good to be true," he told NSW Lotteries Monday after being informed of his good fortune.