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London 2012: A Jubilant Week, An Awkward Anniversary

One year since the riots, the government drags its heels on any real social response, while young people repair their communities and their image.

On the one year anniversary of the London riots, Reeves furniture shop in South London—which was torched during the riots—is plastered with positive messages of London youth.

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Plan B: An Oral History

GOOD's favorite sexually-active women share their sad, hilarious, and uplifting attempts to secure emergency contraception.

For a drug that becomes less effective every hour it's not taken, the United States sure has dawdled in making emergency contraception readily available to women. After the Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B for prescription use in 1999, the agency has taken its sweet time in making the "morning-after pill" accessible enough for women to actually ingest it within 72 hours of having unexpectedly unprotected sex. Despite research confirming the pill's safety, the agency deliberated for seven years before making it available behind pharmacy counters without a prescription, and then only for women 18 and older.

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