I just saw Mike Leigh's new film Happy-Go-Lucky and it lifted me through the rest of my afternoon like a sweet breeze. The film follows Poppy (a fantastic Sally Hawkins), an elementary school teacher with a singularly pleasant view of the often angry world around her. Leigh calls the film "anti-miserableist," and indeed I found it the perfect tonic for all the stressed, depressed news out there. It works where Shiny Happy People failed. Thanks to Milo for the happy wallpaper.