Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

Minnesota ranked the second most-costly state for full-time center-based infant care in the country, according to a new report from Child Care Aware of America. What accounts for the high prices? (The Daily Circuit, 08/19/2012)
A few medical schools have been leading the way to provide third-year medical students the opportunity to work with patients and get to know them beyond the procedures and health issues that land them in a clinic or hospital. (The Daily Circuit, 08/15/2012)
A new ABC poll shows that more independents favor President Obama than his challenger, Mitt Romney. Are these independent voters truly independent? What issues matter to them in this election? (The Daily Circuit, 08/14/2012)
Over 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute on Mental Health, yet only a third of anxiety-ridden adults seek treatment. Are we living in the "age of anxiety?" (The Daily Circuit, 08/13/2012)
Choosing Wisely, a national campaign that debuted back in April, asked nine medical specialty organizations to choose five tests that doctors and patients should question because they are often unnecessary or ineffective. Are you being over tested? (The Daily Circuit, 08/08/2012)
The average American is moving away from the traditional grocery store and buying groceries elsewhere. Consumers looking for cheaper options are moving toward big-box options like Wal-Mart, while others are opting for high-end specialty stores such as Whole Foods. (The Daily Circuit, 08/07/2012)
With low test scores in math and science and a growing need for workers in science-related fields, the spotlight is back on improving science education. (The Daily Circuit, 08/06/2012)
As technology evolves, so must political polling. The classic model had people answering specific questions over the phone. In the age of social media, cell phones and instant messaging, what's the future of political polling? (The Daily Circuit, 08/05/2012)
The latest jobs report shows U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July. President Obama and Mitt Romney are sure to spin the numbers in their favor in upcoming speeches. How much do the jobs numbers really matter for the results of an election? (The Daily Circuit, 08/02/2012)
Money-related concerns are top sources of stress for college students, according to a recent report by Inceptia. How should students, especially freshmen, manage their money well? Are there new tools or resources for students on money management? (The Daily Circuit, 08/01/2012)
Five years ago, the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. After the disaster many lawmakers called for increased funding and regulation to improve our nation's infrastructure. (The Daily Circuit, 07/31/2012)
Current demographics show a growing presence of minorities in small towns and suburbia as well as large cities becoming minority-majority populations. The changes continue to shape communities and force tough conversations on race, economics and shared priorities. (The Daily Circuit, 07/30/2012)
There was no shortage of new cheating scandals in academic settings in the past few months. But a new problem is beginning to surface: Many students don't even understand what constitutes cheating. (The Daily Circuit, 07/29/2012)
Mignon Fogarty is the 'Grammar Girl' - answering silly and challenging questions you've been embarrassed to ask about trickier parts of language. Her latest book tackles the words that can wreak havoc on your writing and vocabulary. (The Daily Circuit, 07/26/2012)
We hear a lot about the richest 1 percent in America these days, but a Duke University researcher says we should focus on the smartest 1 percent instead. How do they affect our GDP, and are we nurturing the next generation of the cognitive elite? (The Daily Circuit, 07/25/2012)