Jerry Valeri’s Blog

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Today’s Hero of the Day

33-year-old Megan Yunn used to run a youth program in Pittsburgh.  And back in 2011, she was helping a 12-year-old girl named Beverly with her vocabulary homework when she found out the girl had never had a birthday party. She tried to explain what the word “accustomed” meant by asking her what people are “accustomed”…

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Tips on WAKING UP!!!!!!!!!!

It’s Friday!  But if you’re like me and already dreading the alarm clock on Monday, here are four tips on how to get out of bed in the morning . . . 1.  Get enough sleep.  It’s the most obvious thing but it’s also the most difficult to put into practice.  But getting less than…

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The Top Foods We CAN’T Resist

There was a story this week about one of the WEIRDER holiday foods we’ve ever seen . . . Christmas tree-flavored potato chips.  Now let’s get back to basics. A new survey of 2,000 Americans looked at the most COMMON holiday foods we can’t resist, including separate lists for savory and sweet.  And the two foods we…

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How To Boost Your Confidence

A new survey found the average American experiences two BOOSTS in confidence a day.  And we’re at our most confident around 12:30 in the afternoon.  Here are the top 10 little things that can give us a confidence boost . . . 1.  A new haircut.  64% of people said it makes them feel more…

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TOP PET HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that 20% of people plan to dress their pet in a Halloween costume this year. That’s up from 16% last year. Other findings: – 11% of people plan to dress their pet in a pumpkin costume. – 7% of people will dress their cat or dog…

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Common Crimes Most People Have Committed!

Over 150,000 people took an online poll about small crimes everyone commits.  And the stats are interesting.  How many of these crimes have YOU committed? 1.  Have you ever jaywalked?  90% of people said they have. 2.  Have you ever rolled through a stop sign?  Only 51% said yes.  (???)  (There’s no way half of us come…

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Best Pizza Party Ever!

We try to teach our kids to be good, decent people.  But sometimes they can teach US too.  And wouldn’t it be great if the whole world was this unselfish? There’s a 9-year-old kid in South Dakota named Javier Amos who’s been battling leukemia.  And the best news is he’s now in remission. But he also…

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Senseless Survey/Daily Stumper ANSWER!

Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner is OUT.  Anyone who’s cool just eats whatever they want whenever they want. According to a new survey, three-quarters of Americans don’t eat the traditional three meals a day anymore. Today, the average person eats two meals and three snacks every day (ANSWER). The meal we’re most likely to replace with…

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ESPN’S “COLLEGE GAMEDAY” PARKING AND ATTENDANCE GUIDLINES

ESPN’S “College Gameday” will be broadcasting Saturday morning from Old Main Lawn in anticipation of the big matchup between PSU and OSU. For those in town and attending the show here are some notes/guidelines to keep in mind: Pollock Road closed starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday In order to accommodate the “College GameDay” production vehicles,…

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No Bueno

Mariachi singer from Mexico City recently received the shock of his life during a live performance. An unidentified man hired the mariachi band to serenade his girlfriend under his apartment balcony. The mariachi band started playing before the woman emerged on the terrace. The lead singer was stunned because the man’s girlfriend was his wife.…