Melissa Carter: Reading our baby’s gender code

How many slang terms can you come up with for the penis? It's not a question I ever thought would be directed my way, but it was a problem I had to solve during my baby shower last week. My girlfriend, Katie...

Melissa Carter: Looking for A-list lesbian love

My sister is a fan of romantic comedies. They make up her entire DVD collection and she often watches them as a way to relax. I must confess when I watch those same movies I see something completely different o...

Melissa Carter: A yard sale eulogy

The International OCD Foundation says “acquiring too many possessions and difficulty discarding or getting rid of them when they are no longer useful or needed” defines hoarding. Members of my own family fit th...