Carmen Rasmusen http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Carmen Rasmusen en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:06:12 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: A 12-year-old comedian takes it too far; examples from reality TV http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606303/A-12-year-old-comedian-takes-it-too-far-examples-from-reality-TV.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606303/A-12-year-old-comedian-takes-it-too-far-examples-from-reality-TV.html Our society has become so numb, so accepting of crude humor and vulgarity that we’ve gone from being appalled to... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:30:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How the Bountiful Utah Temple became 'my' temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606241/How-the-Bountiful-Utah-Temple-became-my-temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606241/How-the-Bountiful-Utah-Temple-became-my-temple.html The picture I have in my home of the Bountiful Temple is reminder of what truly is important in life, a compass that will... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Good friends are 'tender mercies' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598079/Good-friends-are-tender-mercies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598079/Good-friends-are-tender-mercies.html There are so many ways in which God expresses his love that are not merely coincidences. And as important as recognizing... Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 MST Tip for Living: Carmen Rasmusen Herbert declares 'You Are More' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589494/Tip-for-Living-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-declares-You-Are-More.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589494/Tip-for-Living-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-declares-You-Are-More.html Carmen Rasmusen Herbert uses her life experiences to show that the kind of beauty God values matters more than the beauty of... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:00:00 MDT Speakers laud role of families at parenting conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589263/Speakers-laud-role-of-families-at-parenting-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589263/Speakers-laud-role-of-families-at-parenting-conference.html Utah first lady Jeanette Herbert hosted a parenting conference Saturday at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:35:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Decision to glorify bomber is what's truly 'heartbreaking' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583482/Decision-to-glorify-bomber-is-whats-truly-heartbreaking.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583482/Decision-to-glorify-bomber-is-whats-truly-heartbreaking.html Rolling Stone is the magazine that shouts, “Congratulations! You’ve made it.” For celebrities, it usually... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:28:26 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Bikinis and restaurants? Degrading for both women and men http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578818/Bikinis-and-restaurants-Degrading-for-both-women-and-men.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578818/Bikinis-and-restaurants-Degrading-for-both-women-and-men.html I’ve never thought bikinis to be appropriate dinner wear. But at a Texas-based chain restaurant — or more... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:55:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: No makeup, no problem: High school girls create 'Operation Beautiful' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576206/No-makeup-no-problem-High-school-girls-create-Operation-Beautiful.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576206/No-makeup-no-problem-High-school-girls-create-Operation-Beautiful.html On March 8, a group of high school girls from Plano Senior High School decided to plan a “no makeup” day at... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Is 'American Idol' racist? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572556/Is-American-Idol-racist.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572556/Is-American-Idol-racist.html Season 2 "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark is attacking the show again, this time with eight other ex-contestants. Their... Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:05:00 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Miss America 2013: How can beauty be judged? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570990/Miss-America-2013-How-can-beauty-be-judged.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570990/Miss-America-2013-How-can-beauty-be-judged.html What qualifies someone to judge a person’s beauty? Watching all the Miss America contestants the other night smile and... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:35:00 MST Time Out for Women and Girls hits the mark for both mom, daughter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565551/Time-Out-for-Women-and-Girls-hits-the-mark-for-both-mom-daughter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565551/Time-Out-for-Women-and-Girls-hits-the-mark-for-both-mom-daughter.html 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... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 05:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The new (quiet) me http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561196/The-new-quiet-me.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561196/The-new-quiet-me.html 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... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Special model winning hearts of fashionistas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560107/Special-model-winning-hearts-of-fashionistas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560107/Special-model-winning-hearts-of-fashionistas.html I discovered a new little fashion model whose beautiful face and spirit has won over Spanish designer Dolores Cortes and is... Sun, 05 Aug 2012 14:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Jim Henson Co., Chick-Fil-A and the gay marriage debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559664/Jim-Henson-Co-Chick-Fil-A-and-the-gay-marriage-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559664/Jim-Henson-Co-Chick-Fil-A-and-the-gay-marriage-debate.html When I go through the drive-through at a fast-food restaurant, the last thing on my mind is “Hmm, I wonder what this... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Celebrating the Fourth as a family http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558312/Celebrating-the-Fourth-as-a-family.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558312/Celebrating-the-Fourth-as-a-family.html Growing up, we’ve always celebrated Independence Day with small, store-bought fireworks and summer foods like... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:52:33 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Reality television was good to me, but even I've had enough http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557921/Reality-television-was-good-to-me-but-even-Ive-had-enough.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557921/Reality-television-was-good-to-me-but-even-Ive-had-enough.html It seems that people like Gosselin and Palin who've had a taste of reality fame from reality TV shows get stuck in a niche -... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:35:52 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What to do when tortoises divorce http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765583614/What-to-do-when-tortoises-divorce.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765583614/What-to-do-when-tortoises-divorce.html In these troubling times, it seems the rising divorce rate isn't exclusive to the human race. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:00:00 MDT Festival at Kaysville park on Saturday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557484/Festival-at-Kaysville-park-on-Saturday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557484/Festival-at-Kaysville-park-on-Saturday.html Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:39:42 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Getting happy' by remembering to be happy now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556010/Getting-happy-by-remembering-to-be-happy-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556010/Getting-happy-by-remembering-to-be-happy-now.html John Mayer is a favorite artist of mine. I love that he is completely unique — both in personality and sound. When a... Thu, 17 May 2012 17:08:22 MDT Michelle King: 'Have I Done Any Good?' coming to 'Mormon Times TV' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555867/Have-I-Done-Any-Good-coming-to-Mormon-Times-TV.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555867/Have-I-Done-Any-Good-coming-to-Mormon-Times-TV.html Mormon Helping Hands reach out to serve their California community. And two LDS recording artists collaborate to commemorate... Wed, 16 May 2012 05:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: People Magazine: Where are you now, Carmen Rasmusen Herbert? I'm a mom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555561/People-Magazine-Where-are-you-now-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-Im-a-mom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555561/People-Magazine-Where-are-you-now-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-Im-a-mom.html I am so grateful I am my mother’s daughter. Just having a piece of her in me gives me confidence that I can be to my... Thu, 10 May 2012 18:43:39 MDT Wright Words: Davis County teen shatters hero stereotypes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554946/Davis-County-teen-shatters-hero-stereotypes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554946/Davis-County-teen-shatters-hero-stereotypes.html Do you know a special young man or woman who soars above the world’s low bar for adolescents? Do they go to your... Tue, 01 May 2012 05:00:00 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Alex Boyé and Carmen Rasmusen Herbert's Mormon Helping Hands video http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554904/Alex-Boy-and-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herberts-Mormon-Helping-Hands-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554904/Alex-Boy-and-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herberts-Mormon-Helping-Hands-video.html Alex Boye and Carmen Rasmusen Herbert sing together in this new Helping Hands music video. Plus see a world map of LDS... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:14:47 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Behind the scenes with Alex Boye, Carmen Rasmusen Herbert http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554108/Behind-the-scenes-with-Alex-Boye-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554108/Behind-the-scenes-with-Alex-Boye-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert.html Two LDS musicians join voices for Mormon Helping Hands. And a Joseph Smith Papers historian talks about the various accounts... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:31:10 MDT Live stream: Alex Boye, Carmen Rasmusen Herbert perform at City Creek Center event http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765562139/Live-stream-Alex-Boye-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-perform-at-City-Creek-Center-event.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765562139/Live-stream-Alex-Boye-Carmen-Rasmusen-Herbert-perform-at-City-Creek-Center-event.html Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:02:19 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Judging by the book, 'Hunger Games' not for young kids http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552645/Judging-by-the-book-Hunger-Games-not-for-young-kids.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552645/Judging-by-the-book-Hunger-Games-not-for-young-kids.html When I first heard about the premise of the book, I was appalled — and intrigued. Both my mother and sister read the... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:25:09 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Elizabeth Smart says 'Yes to the Dress' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550727/Elizabeth-Smart-says-Yes-to-the-Dress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550727/Elizabeth-Smart-says-Yes-to-the-Dress.html Of all the “ridiculous” (according to my father-in-law) reality shows I seem to be in denial of having an... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:13:14 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Mercy River: making time for talents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398594/Mercy-River-making-time-for-talents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398594/Mercy-River-making-time-for-talents.html Brooke Stone, Whitney Permann and Soni Muller are the beautiful voices of this celtic-sounding trio. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:13:51 MST Deseret Book Top 10 for Jan. 9-14 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397552/Deseret-Book-Top-10-for-Jan-9-14.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397552/Deseret-Book-Top-10-for-Jan-9-14.html A list of Deseret Book's top selling products for Jan. 9-14. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:21:00 MST Norah Jones croons away stresses and worries of the day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214926/Norah-Jones-croons-away-stresses-and-worries-of-the-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214926/Norah-Jones-croons-away-stresses-and-worries-of-the-day.html If I just had one of those days where the only thing left for me to do was pour a hot bath with my favorite scented bubbles,... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about Norah Jones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397271/What-I-love-about-Norah-Jones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397271/What-I-love-about-Norah-Jones.html Who else has a voice that sounds like slowly melting chocolate? Who else can sweetly croon away my stresses and worries of... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:43:03 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about Rascal Flatts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394874/What-I-love-about-Rascal-Flatts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394874/What-I-love-about-Rascal-Flatts.html I think one of the best words to describe Rascal Flatts is energy. Their songs are so catchy and driving, you can't help but... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:00:00 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about Hilary Weeks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393243/What-I-love-about-Hilary-Weeks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393243/What-I-love-about-Hilary-Weeks.html Hilary has a unique ability to feel out the exact emotion of a room and convey her message to that specific audience... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:00:47 MDT Young Women values revisited in song http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392404/Young-Women-values-revisited-in-song.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392404/Young-Women-values-revisited-in-song.html "Live What I Know" is a refreshing collection of 10 songs centered on the values of the Young Women program, introduced more... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about Due West http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700179514/What-I-love-about-Due-West.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700179514/What-I-love-about-Due-West.html The first time I met Jason Deere, who produced my album "Nothin' Like the Summer," I was 19 years old. Fresh off "American... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:51:33 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I Love about Owl City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389065/What-I-Love-about-Owl-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389065/What-I-Love-about-Owl-City.html If music had a dimension, Adam Young’s creations for "Owl City" would definitely be three-dimensional. All of the... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:57:59 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about Parachute http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376255/What-I-love-about-Parachute.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376255/What-I-love-about-Parachute.html Of every new band I've heard within the last couple of years, Parachute has got to be one of my favorites. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:28:46 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: What I love about OneRepublic http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374635/What-I-love-about-OneRepublic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374635/What-I-love-about-OneRepublic.html With so much musical diversity and discovery, it wouldn't seem possible for a band to sound completely unique. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:49:12 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Newest 'Idol' is just what America needs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700141015/Newest-Idol-is-just-what-America-needs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700141015/Newest-Idol-is-just-what-America-needs.html Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:57:01 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Sara Evans has been with me in every stage of life http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700136850/Sara-Evans-has-been-with-me-in-every-stage-of-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700136850/Sara-Evans-has-been-with-me-in-every-stage-of-life.html A few years ago, I was sitting on my bed at the Hotel Presto in Nashville about to listen to a demo that Sara Evans passed... Thu, 19 May 2011 14:40:44 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Shania Twain is 'Still the One' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700132962/Shania-Twain-is-Still-the-One.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700132962/Shania-Twain-is-Still-the-One.html The first Shania Twain song I ever heard was "Any Man of Mine." I remember exactly where I heard it: in the car, driving into... Thu, 05 May 2011 18:03:03 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Former 'American Idol' finalist explains why she loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387381/Former-American-Idol-finalist-explains-why-she-loves-the-Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387381/Former-American-Idol-finalist-explains-why-she-loves-the-Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir.html I always somehow feel better about life after I've listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 03:00:00 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Nobody does it better than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700129109/Nobody-does-it-better-than-the-Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700129109/Nobody-does-it-better-than-the-Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir.html Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:06:12 MDT Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Adele's sound is all her own http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700121462/Adeles-sound-is-all-her-own.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700121462/Adeles-sound-is-all-her-own.html Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:02:10 MDT Lady Antebellum hasn't let success go to their heads http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700117205/Lady-Antebellum-hasnt-let-success-go-to-their-heads.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700117205/Lady-Antebellum-hasnt-let-success-go-to-their-heads.html Editor's note: Former "American Idol" contestant Carmen Rasmusen Herbert writes about her favorite entertainers in her column... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:54:30 MST Bublé's music is old-school cool http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700113051/Bubleacutes-music-is-old-school-cool.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700113051/Bubleacutes-music-is-old-school-cool.html The first song of Michael Bublé's I heard was "Home." I related on such a personal level; maybe because, to me, he was... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:30:47 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Colbie Callait is a breath of fresh air http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700108890/Colbie-Callait-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700108890/Colbie-Callait-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air.html In a music world full of belting divas and hard-driving dance tunes, it's refreshing to have a sweet, smooth alto singer to... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:37:10 MST Tim McGraw makes music personal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104755/Tim-McGraw-makes-music-personal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104755/Tim-McGraw-makes-music-personal.html There have been only a few concerts I've been to in my life that I distinctly remember. The Tim McGraw concert was one of... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:23:28 MST Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: 'Idol' continues to 'Dream On' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700101804/Idol-continues-to-Dream-On.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700101804/Idol-continues-to-Dream-On.html It's hard to believe it's been nine years since American Idol first aired — even harder to believe the show is... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:12:29 MST