The brilliant imagination of science fiction writers and movie producers always leaves us hoping that the devices and gadgets presented in books and Hollywood productions became a reality. Some of these tools would have numerous practical applications while other would, well, just be cool to have.
From a broad perspective, urban legends express a modern form of mythology and folklore with strong roots in the natural human fear of the unknown. Even though most people are aware of the fictional nature of the stories, some of these urban myths enjoy an astounding amount of credibility.
Today downtown LA boasts tranquil parks, trendy bars, art walks and weekly outdoor concerts. So with no shortage of sights to see and activities to take part in, here is a top ten list of things to do in downtown that should please both locals and tourists alike.
For most people, it really does not matter if the cause they are fighting for makes sense or if it is correct; the masses just admire them for the mere fact that they had the courage to stand up usually against powerful oppressive forces and never give up fighting for what they believe in.
These days, a worrisome growing number of children clearly states that they hate school. While it is natural for a child to complain about this, statistics indicate that approximately 10% of the students go to great lengths just to avoid going to school.
While we sometimes feel the need to "murder" another person when he gets on our nerves, few of us actually act on this instinct. Among those who do, few have distinguished themselves in history, particularly due to the reasons that determined them to end somebody's life.
Using persuasion techniques in order to superimpose our will or to convince the other person to aid our cause has practical applications in a wide array of fields, from politics to marketing and from hostage negotiations to plain social interactions.