‘Certified Young Person’ Paul Rudd Drops ‘Real Talk’ On Wearing Masks

Laveta Brigham

How do you do, fellow kids? Actor and “certified young person” Paul Rudd thinks it would be totally beast if you and your dank squad could wear a mask.

The ageless (51-year-old) “Ant-Man” star pretended to be 26 in a PSA for young people that was so intentionally cringeworthy it was actually kinda great. 

He teamed up with online magazine First We Feast and the state of New York for the meme and internet slang-filled missive to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“A few days ago, I was talking on the iPhone with my homie, Governor Cuomo, and he’s just going off about how us millennials need to wear masks because, get this, apparently a lot of COVID is transmitted by us millennials,” Rudd says, wearing a yellow hoodie and New York cap. 

“So fam, let’s real talk. Masks? They’re totally beast,” he says at another point, reminding viewers

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Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

Laveta Brigham

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of

in the U.S.

The team said it is “retiring” the name and logo and that owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new moniker and design. The announcement came on the old letterhead with the Redskins name because the team technically retains it until a new one is approved.

“As a kid who grew up in the (D.C. area), it’ll

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Mortgage lender drops VA home loan rates below 2.5%

Laveta Brigham

VA home loans were already a sweet benefit for U.S. service members, veterans and military widows and widowers, but they’ve become an even better deal as mortgage rates have spiraled downward during the coronavirus pandemic.

These mortgages backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs require no money down, and you can get one with just a “fair” credit score. It’s now easy to find 30-year VA loans with rates under 3%, and a major lender has just dropped the rates to an astonishing level: as low as 2.25%.

How to get a super-low VA loan rate

The ultra-cheap VA loans are being offered by United Wholesale Mortgage, or UWM, one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and the same company that’s providing conventional 30-year mortgages at rates as low as 2.5%.

Rates through UWM’s new VA loan program range from 2.25% to 2.375% and are available to both buy homes

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