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The Secret life of the secret life of reality TV

Steerable camera watching the house (photo: James Kemp) We've had a film crew parked in our street for a week to shoot a reality TV show for Channel 4. Before you get excited, I'm not in it. My neighbours are though, and that means we've had a lot of people waving cameras about. Secret Life of Teenagers A couple of weeks ago our next door neighbour came round to tell us about the reality TV show his partner had signed them up for. The show is being made by the same people that produced The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds. The intention this time was to do something similar with teenagers. The folk next door have three teenagers, so obviously a good start for the production firm. The idea was that the parents would go away for the weekend…
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The Secret of Success or Snake Oil?

Clark Stanley's Snake Oil Liniment. Before 1920. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Secret of Success is offered on many pages across the Internet.  They're almost all snake oil salesmen trying to part you from your money with the temptation of an easy win. The real secret of success is nothing of the sort. Secret of Success I think that there are four elements to being successful. Here is the secret of success as I see it. work hard learn from failures perseverance get lucky Why should you believe me? You've never heard of me as a big shot. Well that would be fair. In my chosen career, as a public servant, I'm moderately successful. I'm in the top 2% of UK civil servants.  Not big enough for you have heard of, but successful enough to have worked out how the system…
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