Roberto Garcia (Street Articles Author)
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What's up everyone! My name is Robert and I'm really excited to be part of the street articles community! Well a little bit about me. I've grown up from humble beginnings. Both of my parents still work to make ends meet despite my dad being 65 and my mom being a little younger. It kills me seeing them working still and getting home tired from work and just not having any energy. One day I just said to myself, enough is enough, I got to do something about it.

In school, I've always been told I have a gift for writing and expressing myself in a creative way. I'm naturally an introvert, but I have a gift of speaking in front of crowds. I get scared as hell, but people really like my down-to-earth approach and they think I'm hilarious. I'm a very spiritual person, and one day God came to me and said that He gave me these talents for a reason, and it's my responsibility to use them to help people. So then I thought to myself, hmm there's got to be a better way to make money than just working a 9-5 job in an office. I'm a sagittarius, and trust me, we HATE being couped up indoors for long periods of time! So then I got the idea to start up my own website called gymratsden.com and to join street articles to showcase my writing talents to the world.

I've never been obsessed with money. I've never had a lot of it so that's probably why. But I do realize that we need it in order to be able to survive and live a nice life. I've grown up seeing my parents fight over money, or the lack of it, and I hate it. They've almost gotten divorced several times and it's all because of money. I want to be able to one day tell them, you don't have to ever worry about money ever again. I also want to be able to tell my future wife the same thing. If 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, I would imagine the majority of them end over money disputes. I don't want to be another statistic. I want to be able to provide for my family and have a happy marriage. I will do whatever it takes to accomplish this!

I'm just starting out with all of this, but I hope to one day be able to make myself financially independent from my parents, and to be able to help them retire. I've always been passionate about helping people, but it has to be done in a down-to-earth way so I can feel good about it. I mean yes, I do care about the financial gain for myself, but I want to help others using my talent of expression to inspire and give people hope.

Smartphones Have Become A Necessary Luxury
When I was younger, nobody I knew ever had a cellphone of any kind. If you wanted to call someone, you had to use a landline, which usually consisted of a house phone or a pay phone. Back in those days it seemed like we got along just fine without…
By:  in  Computers and Technology   Aug 26, 2013  
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Is Respect Earned Or Given?
Respect is something that we often talk about but I've never really heard of a clear-cut definition of what it means. We've all heard the phrases, "respect your elders" or "respect is earned, not given". Now respecting your elders is something that seems to be widely recognized as being important,…
By:  in  Self Improvement   Aug 25, 2013  
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Vin Scully Returning As Dodgers Announcer In 2014
The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that longtime announcer Vin Scully will return for yet another season. Scully, at the ripe age of 85, shows no signs of slowing down. He will be entering his 65th season next year and looks forward to the challenge. Wow, this man has forgotten…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Aug 25, 2013  
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Madden NFL 25 Demo Impressions
The Madden 25 demo was released on August 13, and every year the demo is eagerly anticipated by hardcore fans of the virtual gridiron. The demo provides the first taste of what the actual game will be like when it is officially released on August 27 nationwide. Every year, EA…
By:  in  Gaming   Aug 17, 2013  
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Using Twitter To Connect With Athletes
On Thursday, as some of you may already know, I went to the San Diego Chargers game vs the Seattle Seahawks. One of my favorite things to do at professional sporting events is to take pictures of all the players and of the stadium itself. It's a great way to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Aug 11, 2013  
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NFL Preseason is A Necessary Evil
It's August now, and Fall is just on the horizon. And what's that I smell? Oh, its football! Yes, football is finally back. But it's still not the regular season football we all know and love. Every NFL team must play four preseason games to get ready for the regular…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Aug 10, 2013  
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Insanity Workout Program
We all should strive to get in better shape. The question is, what type of workout program is best for me? There are tons of gyms to choose from, each offering classes and different types of personal training. Recently there has been a boom of home fitness programs and it…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Aug 08, 2013  
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Distance Running is Fun
When you are driving around town in the day time you're likely to see people running on the street or at the local parks. Those people are crazy, right? Running is too hard! I used to think so too, until I actually tried it and got good at it. Running…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Aug 07, 2013  
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Weight Gain With Prozac
Have you ever been depressed? Well I have. Every year, millions of Americans suffer from depression, and more and more people have been turning to antidepressant drugs to alleviate their symptoms of depression. One of the most popular prescription drugs prescribed by doctors is Prozac, and let me tell you,…
By:  in  Health and Fitness   Aug 07, 2013  
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Madden 13 Final Thoughts
Another year, another football season has come and gone. But, I'm not talking about the NFL exactly, I'm talking about EA Sports Madden NFL 13. The newest version of the game, Madden 25 will soon be released, which means that Madden 13 will become obsolete. As Madden 13's shelf life…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Aug 06, 2013  
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