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50 Percent of California's Salmon May Be Extinct in 50 Years, Thanks to Humans

California's salmon face a range of environmental challenges. By   Elisabeth Sherman   A new  study  from UC Davis and the nonprofit CalTrout, predicts that oil spills, climate change, and droughts, could reduce the California  salmon , steelhead, and trout species by 50 percent in the next 50 years, and by an even greater 75 percent over 100 years. California's fish have humans to thank for their dwindling numbers. Climate change – caused by "human expansion of the greenhouse effect," according to  NASA  – is making it increasingly difficult for wild salmon, steelhead, and trout, to find the cold water habitats where they thrive. The researchers also blame dams that block the path of the fish back to their spawning grounds, and rapid urbanization in general, as further dire threats to their survival. Since an accompanying 2008 study was published on the state of the salmon population, their situation has not improved: The number of species expected to go extinct has

Tips for Working Remotely With Young Kids

Tips for Working Remotely With Young Kids Working from home is hard enough, but add in the responsibility of taking care of a young child, and it can feel downright impossible. If you're a remote working parent of a toddler or baby, you're probably wondering how you will make it through the day—and the next few months or years.  We're here to help. In this post, YaDa Chef shares our top survival tips for remote-working parents of toddlers and babies. With our advice, you'll be able to establish a schedule, create a productive workspace, find activities for your kids, and more—all while getting your work done! Tips for New Moms Breastfeeding and Pumping If you're a new mom who is breastfeeding or pumping, there are a few things you can do to make life easier. First, invest in a good pump. There are many different pumps on the market, so do your research to find one that's right for you.  Second, create a schedule and stick to it as much as possible . This will h

How to Make Starting Your Restaurant Affordable

  Becoming a restaurant owner is an attractive idea for many, but doing so requires some surprisingly high startup costs . From rent, equipment, and furniture to wages and food supplies, your monthly outlay can quickly get out of hand. Luckily, you can manage to keep startup costs low by carefully planning out your new venture and taking advantage of some less-conventional paths. Here's how you can bring costs down when starting up your restaurant, courtesy of YaDa Chef . Taking a Less Conventional Path Opening a traditional restaurant involves major start-up costs. The monthly overhead to keep it running can be oppressive, too. If you're working with modest starting capital, consider taking a less conventional path like starting a pop-up restaurant . You can get your food in front of people and build your brand, eventually growing to a permanent site. Finding Funding Opportunities While conventional loans might work for some restaurateurs, other financing options such as crow

Far East Hoisin Noodles Recipe

  Serves 4 8 ounces/225g dried corn fettuccine or spaghetti 2 cups/450ml/225g snow peas 2 ½ tablespoon/37ml hoisin sauce - see recipe below 3 tablespoon/45ml rice wine (sub dry sherry) ½ cup/125ml vegetable broth or water 1 teaspoon/5ml canola oil 2 teaspoon/10ml ginger root, minced 1 head bok choy, roughly chopped 4 ounces water chestnut or sliced carrots 1 bunch scallions, diced 1 teaspoon/5ml sesame oil Peanuts for garnish Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.  Add snow peas to the pasta and blanch for 60 seconds.  Remove snow peas and set on paper towels. Mix hoisin, wine and broth or water in a small bowl.  In a wok over medium-high heat add oil. Stir fry ginger for 30 seconds.  Add bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in hoisin mixture.  Add noodles, snow peas, water chestnuts,  ⅔ of the scallions and sesame oil.  Toss to coat.  Remove to platter and garnish with remaining scallions. Hoisin Recipe 5 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons of peanut but

How to Grow Your Hobby Farm – and Help Your Community in the Process

Whether you grow vegetables, raise animals, or keep honeybees, your hobby farm is central to your life. If you're looking to turn your farm into a business, however, and want to try to make a living off of your land, YaDa Chef shares what to consider. Setting Up Your Business Your first consideration is setting up your homesteading business. Do plenty of research here so that you know exactly what's required. There are various possibilities for organization, but you might think about forming a limited liability company (LLC) operating as an S Corp. This type of business has plenty of advantages, including limited personal liability, flexibility, less paperwork, and possible tax benefits.  However, if you think you may want to scale up your business by hiring employees and finding investors, setting up a corporation might be best. It is easier to sell shares of a C Corp than LLC membership interests, and many investors prefer the well-established and predictable structure of a