Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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Wedding woes

Is that extravagant wedding hiding a shaky relationship?

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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

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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

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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.


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.

The fitness myths celebrities perpetuate

Britney Spears

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?


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


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

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

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02:  Actress Blake Lively attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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


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

Still from the film Gone With the Wind with Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett Butler

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


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?


Natalie Reilly The psychology behind your TV recapping habit.

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