Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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"Fuggin' up"

When actresses are praised for 'going ugly' in a film role


Natalie Reilly Apparently you can be beautiful or you can be credible, but you can't be both.

Workplace emails

A guide to passive aggressive emails in the workplace


Natalie Reilly Think of them as you would the five love languages - heartfelt manifestations of self-expression.

Limiting language

Is it offensive to call women 'girls'?

Happy ... Pharrell Williams loves the work of the folks from the Diana Isaac Retirement Village.

Natalie Reilly Let's look at the evidence...

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a flawed feminist manifesto

Natalie Reilly On the 25th anniversary of its release, the question is how does Ariel hold up in the era of Frozen?

You've been warned

Life advice from sponsored posts

Every second entry appears as an authentic slice of life, until you look closer and realise ... it's just a big old advertisement.

Natalie Reilly Behold, the unintentionally hilarious commercial solutions to your real life problems.

Real life

Is this the new 'one night stand'?

Urban summer series in Barcelona

Natalie Reilly You wake up to a text. 'Hey! I had a great time last night! Hope to see you again! x'.

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Tricky trends

Confronting summer's five most difficult fashion trends

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Mary Leest is wearing Xenia Avakyan in the streets of Paris during the Paris fashion week  on September 24, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Natalie Reilly Natalie Reilly attempts to talk fashion over the swishing of her twirling culottes.

An all girl-school made me a better person


Natalie Reilly In defense of the delicate ecosystem of single-sex classrooms.

Reality TV

What we should all take from the demise of Honey Boo Boo


Natalie Reilly "The grim truth is this: reality television works because of broken people."

Wedding woes

Is that extravagant wedding hiding a shaky relationship?

Wedding woman bride

Natalie Reilly A new study reveals two numbers can predict the health of your marriage.

Women v men

Why women get tougher performance reviews than men


Natalie Reilly We're damned if we try to mimic men and damned if we try to act like ourselves.

Body image

Actually, your sons don't really need to see you naked

naked nude woman

Natalie Reilly Trying to safeguard our sons from 'perfect bodies' doesn't tell them so much about the world as it does about how we see ourselves.

Online bullies

This is why trolls act the way they do

Laptop computer with man's hands

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


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?


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


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

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  Gwyneth Paltrow promotes her book

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


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?

The cast of Girls


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

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