Characters on Two Wheels: Understanding the Many Kinds of Motorcycle Riders

You might think that motorcycle riders and enthusiasts are a similar breed and share a lot of the same personality traits, but while they all share a passion for two-wheeled speed, the riders can be as different as the bikes they ride.

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Blu Tuesday: Jack Reacher 2 and More

Every Tuesday, I review the newest Blu-ray releases and let you know whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping, along with a breakdown of the included extras. If you see something you like, click on the cover art to purchase the Blu-ray from Amazon, and be sure to share each week’s column on social media with your friends.

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

The first Jack Reacher movie may have underperformed at the box office, but it would’ve been a shame if that had marked the end of the character’s cinematic adventures. Granted, “Never Go Back” isn’t as much fun as its 2012 predecessor, but the film still succeeds thanks to Tom Cruise’s charismatic turn as the badass ex-military man. Though the family dynamic between Reacher, Cobie Smulders’ framed army major and Danika Yarosh’s feisty teenager allows Cruise to explore the character’s emotional side, this particular story would have been better saved for a future installment. After all, Jack Reacher is at his best when he’s working alone, and while “Never Go Back” features some great Reacher moments, it fails to make a strong enough case for continuing the series.

Extras include six featurettes that cover topics like shooting on location in Louisiana, filming the rooftop battle, on-set photography and more. FINAL VERDICT: RENT

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Dry Herbs, Waxes and Oils: Top Tips for Choosing the Right Vape Device for You


If you are one of the millions of people who are turning to e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking traditional tobacco, then you may have a few questions. There’s plenty of things you should know so that you choose the right vape device and accessories to enjoy the experience.

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4 Life Stressors That May Cause You to Turn to Substance Abuse


The challenges of life can become overwhelming at times. Regardless of what your individual situation may be, you may feel that life is simply too much at different stages. It can be tough to get different circumstances without feeling the need to have something to lean on in the process. Many individuals turn to drugs to help cope with these things, and it’s ideal to know what some of the top stressors in life may be.

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Never Miss a Game: Best Baseball Apps for Armchair Athletes and Season Ticket Holders


Baseball has a timeless appeal. However, today’s fans need to use time wisely to get scores, scoops and inside analysis. Yesterday’s fans relied on the reporting of mainstream radio and television stations. Season tickets are expensive and driving long distances wears on the car. Today, baseball fans leverage a number of apps so they never miss a game despite sitting in their home armchair.

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