Carmen Rasmusen

Is 'American Idol' racist?

Season 2 "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark is attacking the show again, this time with eight other ex-contestants. Their claims? According to USA Today,... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2013

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Miss America 2013: How can beauty be judged?

What qualifies someone to judge a person’s beauty? Watching all the Miss America contestants the other night smile and dance — er, move around onstage, I... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2013


Time Out for Women and Girls hits the mark for both mom, daughter

In the 10 years Deseret Book has put on Time Out for Women events, I don't believe I've missed a year. This year, my 16-year-old daughter since the "Seek the Good"... Read more »

Oct. 30, 2012


The new (quiet) me

I made it a goal to be louder and more annoying than ever at this month's book club after finding out we were reading the book "Quiet" — all about the power of... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2012


Special model winning hearts of fashionistas

I discovered a new little fashion model whose beautiful face and spirit has won over Spanish designer Dolores Cortes and is the new face of DC Kids. Her name is... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2012


Jim Henson Co., Chick-Fil-A and the gay marriage debate

When I go through the drive-through at a fast-food restaurant, the last thing on my mind is “Hmm, I wonder what this chain’s stance is on gay... Read more »

July 29, 2012


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