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The Doctor Recommends: Must-Reads for the Week Ending August 2, 2013

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According to Yahoo!, Borders bookstores, which went bankrupt in the U.S. in 2011, are now re-opening in Singapore. [Maria Pedone]

Two world records were broken at the annual Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons festival in eastern France, with over 400 balloons hitting the skies, via AP. [M.P.]

No knock-knock jokes for this Nantucket bar: a five-foot long shark was found in front of the door at Sea Dog Brew Pub, via Huffington Post. [M.P.]

In an attempt to contain rowdy foreigners, the Greek island of Crete is considering setting up designated tourist zones to keep its citizens safe, according to CNN. [Jennifer Flowers]


After racking up $1,400 worth of overweight baggage, an unidentified Delta passenger decided to leave all of it behind in Seattle, prompting a security alert which closed the check-in area for two hours, via Gadling. [J.F.]

Rome's new mayor is planning to close off private traffic near key archaeological sites including the Colosseum—thrilling archaeologists, but annoying many Romans, according to the New York Times. [J.F.]

Google Street View is at it again: this time, their "Indoor Maps" go inside the Dubai Airport and into an A380, offering an insider look at the stunning double decker. [Nikki Ekstein]

Sophie Quintin from The Atlantic Cities looks at Cleveland's buzzy East Fourth Street, detailing the steps other cities can take to lure young professionals back to blighted neighborhoods. [Peter Schlesinger]

I know what I'll be doing next time I'm in Boston, thanks to Diane Bair and Pamela Wright's Chocolate Lover's tour of the city, in Tuesday's Boston Globe. [P.S.]

Fiona Harvey from The Guardian reports on a new study finding that as much as 80% of coral in the Caribbean has been destroyed in recent years. [P.S.]

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