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Mineral Hot Springs Ranch For Sale

White Arrow Ranch – Bliss Valley, Idaho – is in the middle of nowhere. It is secluded, private, quiet, comprised of 300+ acres, it is surrounded by thousands of acres of public land. On the 10-mile drive, over a paved, well-maintained, country road, with miles of sagebrush and grasses stretching to the horizon and beyond, left and right, the few signs of human activity – small farms, hay in the fields, cattle and horses by the side of the road – soon disappear in your rear-view mirror. The last 4 miles wind down into Bliss Valley, the ranch only dimly in the distance, nestled against the butte and plateaus which, miles further north, will become the Sawtooth Mountains. And you are alone with the road and your thoughts. But then, the White Arrow Ranch compound is in the middle of everywhere. There are major airlines flying into nearby Twin Falls, Boise, and Hailey (Sun Valley). On the ranch land itself, there is swimming (year ‘round), hunting, shooting, bird-watching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and spelunking. Within easy driving distance is an almost endless variety of outdoor activities, from boating, to golf, to white water rafting, to hang-gliding, to llama pack trips, to skiing (cross-country and world class downhill), to snow boarding, to sleigh riding, to skating (year ‘round), to snowmobiling, to tennis, to touring in some of the...

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Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice?

By Ben Casselman At a time of grim prospects for Americans without a college degree, nursing can look like a rare chance not just for a job but a real career. Or at least it did. There were more than 2.6 million registered nurses employed in the U.S. in 2012, according to the Labor Department, plus another 718,000 licensed practical and vocational nurses and tens of thousands of nurse practitioners and other advanced specialists. RNs made nearly $68,000 per year on average in 2012, and the Labor Department expects employment to grow by more than a quarter between 2010 and 2020. Nursing’s appeal isn’t just its size or growth prospects but also its low barriers to entry: Registered nurses typically needed only an associate’s degree, and licensed practical nurses don’t need a college degree at all. What do nurses do? And unlike many jobs available to less-educated workers, nursing offers a clear upward path: LPNs can become RNs. RNs can become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives or nurse practitioners, who can perform many tasks traditionally performed by doctors. Hospitals often provided on-the-job training or tuition reimbursement to help lower-level nurses advance. But now all of that is changing. A story in today’s Wall Street Journal looked at the disappearance of many middle-skill jobs in the health-care sector — the kind of jobs that historically have been the entry points into healthcare careers. To...

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