Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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Online bullies

This is why trolls act the way they do

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Natalie Reilly According to two studies of over 1200 online users undertaken earlier this month, trolls are narcissists, psychopaths and above all, Machiavellian.

Opinion

Alicia Keys and the decision to get naked to 'raise awareness'

Alicia Keys goes nude for a cause.

Natalie Reilly For too long now, women who have achieved greatness have been reduced - sometimes unconsciously, but often publicly – to nothing more than sex objects and mothers and incubators of unborn children.

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Happy wife v happy life

Do women really hold the key to a happy marriage?

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Natalie Reilly While it might seem like the wife 'holds the key', it's the husband who holds the lock.

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Seven inspirational quotes you should always ignore

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Natalie Reilly In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘always be intolerant of ignorance’.

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Restrictive eating

Controlling your emotions by controlling your diet

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Natalie Reilly In our culture restrictive eating has become synonymous with a sense of control, achievement and even piety.

Parenting expectations

Two words I hated hearing as a new mum

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Natalie Reilly And what they tell us about the way we view parenting.

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Girl talk

Do you talk like a girl?

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Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet.

Natalie Reilly It's called linguistic appropriation and it happens more than you think.

The fitness myths celebrities perpetuate

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Natalie Reilly The idea that celebrities are working just a smidgen harder than us to look like they do.

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Mental health

Can narcissists tell they are narcissists?

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Natalie Reilly A new study offers a one-question test to diagnose this personality disorder, but the reality is more complicated than that.

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Gender cliches

Why this one cliche about women won't die

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Natalie Reilly Years of bogus studies and statistics aren't helping our cause.

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Why the world has turned on shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio

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Natalie Reilly Leonardo DiCaprio proves that aging men in Hollywood are finally being given the same treatment as women.

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Preserve

Blake Lively and the art of preserving and selling your artisinal celebrity lifestyle

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Natalie Reilly Think, sipping bacon-smoked whiskey from a Mason jar around a campfire somewhere in the starlit Mid West ... of Brooklyn.

Friendship as performance art

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Natalie Reilly Welcome to the age of Taylor Swift-style lady clans.

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Creepy plotlines

Your favourite movies from the past were actually pretty offensive

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Natalie Reilly Rewatching these four cult movies today will ruin them forever.

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The new celebrity power

What celebrity power looks like in 2014

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Natalie Reilly How to measure a star's influence by what they will and won't talk about.

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Art of recaps

Do TV recaps make us feel less alone?

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Natalie Reilly The psychology behind your TV recapping habit.

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Watch: Stephen Colbert's incredibly moving tribute to his mum

Natalie Reilly The anchor of The Colbert Report lost his 92 year old mother last week. Watch this clip of him eulogising her and try not to sob.

Casting news

Check out the young Samantha from 'The Carrie Diaries'

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Natalie Reilly Best resemblance ever.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence get overwhelmed by Jeff Bridges

Natalie Reilly J-Law loves him so much she actually runs away!

Here comes another 'Blurred Lines' video parody

Natalie Reilly And, we have to be honest, it leaves us a little cold.