Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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The tiny thing that predicts the success of any relationship

Natalie Reilly A new study contains the answer to the question of the ages: what makes love last?

Cheating scandals

Do we find it easier to excuse men who cheat?

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the Plaza Hotel on November 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Natalie Reilly When a man cheats, the media looks at the wife. Was she boring? Was she a nag? Was she a bitch?

The 'Hot Mess'

When successful women call themselves a 'hot mess'

Natalie Reilly Is it an attempt to be relatable? Or is a defensive measure against judgment?

Hot Mess

Is calling yourself a 'hot mess' really a humblebrag?

Natalie Reilly Certain high-functioning women have been accused of "performing imperfection", but Natalie Reilly thinks there's more to it.

Emotional bodyguard

Is rom com's new 'fantasy man' that progressive?

Natalie Reilly Supposedly, there's a new type of leading man in Hollywood.

Expressing anger

Does venting make you angrier?

Natalie Reilly Why getting things off your chest doesn't always help.

The 10 worst things you can hear from your boss

Natalie Reilly "Hey, can we have a quick chat?"

Funny men don't need to be hot. So who cares if funny women are beautiful?

Comedian Louis CK

Natalie Reilly If this is an irrelevant question for men, then why the obsession with 'funny beautiful women'?

New perspective

Is it time to rethink Kim Kardashian West?

Kim Kardashian at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Natalie Reilly From reality star to spokeswoman on the objectification of women in the media. Is it time to rethink KKW?

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Why I banned nursery rhymes at home

Natalie Reilly *Or tried to, anyway.

Do you know someone who fakes being over-worked?

Like Ilana from Broad City, we've all had to fake busyness from time to time.

Natalie Reilly We've all seen that person; they sigh a lot; they walk briskly, often with a frown.

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How your parents do (and don't) affect who you are attracted to

Natalie Reilly It's time to throw out the silly, hetero-normative studies and get down to the facts.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Mad Men farewell

Five things we'll never forget about Mad Men

Don Draper, in Mad Men's series finale.

Natalie Reilly In this age of re-heated sit-coms and reality stars, Mad Men gave us something we never knew we needed.

Real life

How an email from Nora Ephron's son calmed my fears about motherhood


Natalie Reilly "Have you ever felt so overcome by your own neediness you did something weird? When I was pregnant, I did this weird, small thing."

Dad bods

We need to talk about the Dad Bod

Jon Hamm in Mad Men

Natalie Reilly Leonardo DiCaprio has one. So does Jon Hamm. And it's the hottest male physique right now.


Why it's so frustrating to be told you're 'over-thinking it'

Natalie Reilly Men are seldom accused of "over-thinking". If they do obsess, it's a quirky tic.

The classic dad songs that are actually really sexist

A portrait of British pop group The Police, from left to right, Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland, early 1980s. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)

Natalie Reilly Much has been made of the misogyny in hip-hop. But what of the supposed "nice guys" of music?

The perils of being critical while female

Tina Fey

Natalie Reilly It seems to me that all a girl has to do is call shit out and look plain doing it to be considered hateful.


When first-person writing is a poorly-disguised 'fumblebrag'

Natalie Reilly " It feels to me that, in our quest for intimacy, we took a sharp turn into self-pity."