Sunday, November 11, 2012

Make Advent MATTER this year!

Just published by Abbott ePubilshing: "Advent Messages of Hope for Harried and Hurting People" by Patricia Cole Williams

During the Christmas season, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping presents and baking cookies that one forgets the true meaning of the holiday - to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Advent season is designed to refocus our lives on Christ. In this beautiful and moving eBook, Patricia Cole Williams presents a detailed package of prayers meditations that do just that.

From the introduction:

"Frankly, the whole idea of the holidays is so exhausting to many people that they dread what should be the most wonderful time of the year. Instead of looking forward in eager hope and exultant expectation, people are grumpy, unhappy, broke, focused on everything that’s wrong in their lives and families and the world. Really, it’s just too much for most of us. Many people would rather skip the holidays. Or they manage to soldier through, knowing that eventually January will come, bringing with it calm and ordinary days. I propose we stop."

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reinvigorate your Spirit!

Unsent Memos: Short Letters to Myself, from Abbott ePublishing, is a BEAUTIFUL collection of short "memos" that will touch you, reinvigorate your spirit and most importantly, help you on your journey towards a more peaceful, self-aware and whole life.
Exclusive to Abbott ePublishing, this original work is one of those books that comes along in your life that you really wish you had YEARS ago. 

Collected in short letter/memos, we believe this will be one of your best purchases this year!


 "I do wish I had this book a year ago, when I was going through my divorce. It helped me put things in perspective, helped clarify my life and find focus
 Thank you, UNSENT MEMOS!"

"When I was confused and in a deep depression recently, I opened up this eBook again and it brought light back into my life. Now I have the courage to go on." 

"These memos inspired me to journal again." 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Economic Case for Reforming our Jumbled, Messed-up Calendar

With the economy in the tank, clawing its way back to prosperity, there are some who argue that all other topics should take a back seat to solving our economic problems and getting people back to work.

That’s why, at first glance, talking about reforming the calendar seems like a waste of time. But in reality, it’s not, and there’s actually a great economic argument to be made that changing our old, antiquated calendar system could actually HELP the economy.

Dozens of great calendar reform ideas have been proposed. Many attempt to make the calendar perpetual, meaning that it would look exactly the same every year. Of course our Gregorian Calendar is not the same ever year, and does not look the same, but starts on different days of the week, has a variable length (depending on whether it's a leap year or not) and its quarters are uneven. Not so for these proposed calendars.

For example, the World Calendar proposal would start on a Sunday every year, and end on a Saturday every year. Each quarter would be exactly 91 days in length, making it easier for businesses to compare quarters.

The Symmetry454 Calendar also starts and ends on the same days ever year (starting on Mondays and ending on Sundays) and each quarter is also the same size, with the three months within each having 28, 35 and 28 days, respectively. The 18th day of the middle, 35-day month is the exact mid-point of each quarter, making it easier for businesses to use this as a “marker” to judge sales and progress, based on each quarter. By keeping the year at 364 days in length (367 every few years with the addition of a “leap week”) this proposal also makes comparing year-to-year sales easier.

Other calendar proposals also offer symmetry and balance in the place of the jumble of month lengths we currently use. The Sol Calendar, for example, has 13 months, each of exactly 28 days.

Each month begins on the same day of the week as January does in each calendar year. While business Quarters are not possible (since 13 is not divisible by 4) the equality of month lengths makes them comparable with one another. And it’s noteworthy that a 13-period financial calendar is already in wide use in business and accounting.

The New Earth Calendar proposal also contains 13 months of 28 days each, but starts each day of each month on a Monday by adding a leap week of seven days every 5 or 6 years.

The 30x11 Calendar concept is also among many that provides symmetry, with 11 straight 30-day months and one month, December, with 35 days (36 in leap years.) With a 35-day December, clearance sales would be easier to promote during the traditionally slow after-Christmas buying binge.

Business is always looking for simplicity and ways to better compare sales, costs and seasonal variations. By tinkering with our calendar design, we can offer businesses – small, large and multinationals alike – several advantages they don’t currently enjoy with the Gregorian Calendar.

For these and other calendar concepts, check out Abbott ePublishing’s eBook “A New Calendar for the World” for just $1.99 at

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Did Jimmy Carter REALLY Inspire a Religion??

It's TRUE!!

The Founder of a Taiwan-based religion was inspired, in part, by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to found his new faith, The T'ienti Teachings.

After a rare warlike statement by Carter during the outbreak of the Soviet's invasion of Afghanistan - threatening to defend Persian Gulf oil fields with nuclear weapons, if necessary - Lee YĆ¼ -chieh, then 80 years old, prayed night and day, pleading for God to avert this supposed immanent calamity. On Dec 21, 1980, he received a revelation and permission for the “reappearance” of the T'ienti Teachings. His faith focused on the prevention of nuclear war and the reunification of Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland.

We all know about Christianity, Judaism, Islam and even Buddhism. But those aren't the only religions in the world, by far. There are many others that have captured the imagination and devotion of many across the globe. some that are small, secretive and even mysterious.

"Secret Religions and Obscure Faiths" is a fascinating look at just a few of those strange, obscure and even secretive religions that our editor has come across in the past few decades. You might be amazed at the diversity and colorful nature of some of these incredibly obscure religions, and you might also be inspired to seek out some "secret religions" in your own neighborhood.

You will read about:

  • The religion that believes Jesus Christ has returned to Earth - as a Chinese woman in her 30s!
  • A Japanese "New Religion" that teaches its followers that "Life is Art" and celebrates life with an annual fireworks show that draws thousands of onlookers.
  • Three modern "Mystery Religions" that take their cues from the Ancients.
  • The religion that wants to bring back the Old Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World - but with new names.
  • The humble German religious leader who spent a lifetime in jail but didn't want his followers to glorify him.
  • The faith that reveres a cup they believe to be the Holy Grail
  • And MORE!
80 pages in length (.pdf format) with a full introduction.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Does our old calendar need an upgrade?

Is our calendar perfect? Far from it. The number of days in each month are uneven, its quarters are unequal, and it's impossible to determine when on which day any random date will fall.

But it turns out, there are many, many other - arguably better - ideas to reform it.

For instance, there's the 13-Moon Calendar. Inspired by the ancient Mayan Long-Count calendar, this proposal to reform the current Gregorian calendar re-names all the months, and introduces other innovations, including an extra month, which approximates many ancient calendars.

The Symmetry454 Calendar is a proposal by a Toronto university professor. It features four exactly equal quarters of 28-, 35- and 28-day months, making it easier to compare fiscal quarters. It's beautiful symmetry contrasts with the chaotic Gregorian.

The 13-month "Sol" Calendar updates an Old Idea - the 13-month year tied to the lunar cycle. This calendar's 13 months are all 28 days long, making it easy to remember the length of months. A leap year is added to the last month, December, and a new month, Sol, is added between June and July.

The New Earth Calendar is a bit of a hybrid - mixing the best elements of proposals like the Symmetry454 calendar and the 13 months of the Sol calendar.

Finally, the 30x11 Calendar is what its creator calls a "Gentle Update" of our current calendar. All of its months are 30 days long, except December, which rounds out the 365 or 366-day year with 35 or 36 days. It makes it incredibly easy to determine what day number each day on the calendar holds, and makes it easy to remember days.

All of these calendars - and MANY MORE - can be found EXCLUSIVELY on the new Abbott ePublishing eBook "A New Calendar for the World" available on the Abbott ePublishing website.

NEW eBOOK: 40 Ways to Make a FORTUNE with MicroBusinesses

40 Ways to Make a FORTUNE with MicroBusinesses
by Stephen Abbott for Abbott ePublishing

A remarkably timely book, "
40 Ways to Make a FORTUNE with MicroBusinesses" outlines forty of the easiest and HOTTEST businesses you can start for just a little cash - and almost INSTANTLY be in business for yourself!

In this tough economy, these are the businesses that will stand the test of time and may very well get you through some tough economic patches. Start them as part-time busineses and develop an empire!

This STRAIGHTFORWARD, ALL ORIGINAL, easy-to-read eBook evaluates 40 Instant Businesses that are in demand and easy to start - on a shoestring budget, too.

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