• Gaming,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Looking for something to keep the kids occupied?

    Looking for something to keep the kids occupied? Here is one of Goliath Games most popular games to help keep your their kids moving – even when they’re stuck inside!

    Pop the Pig

    Pop the Pig is an international sensation with over 200 million views on YouTube!

    Players take turns rolling the die, feeding the pig, and pushing down on his head. Each pump makes his belly grow bigger, bigger, and BIGGER! Pop the Pig guarantees giggles, all while teaching numbers and colors. Chrissy Teigen’s Family Loves This Game too!

    Pop the Pig is an international preschool classic that is adored by millions of children – it was the top-selling preschool game in 2016 and 2017 according to retailer sales data collected by NPD! Kids spin the spinner, pop a hamburger into the pig’s mouth and push down on his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop! Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst wins the game. Children can quickly reset the game with one pump of the pig’s head and experience consistent belly-busting gameplay each and every time. Pop the Pig provides hours of fun and is completely kid powered (no batteries needed). For added convenience, all pieces can be stored inside the pig. For 2-6 players, ages 4 and up. From the makers of Doggie Doo, Gooey Louie, Jumping Jack, Shark Bite, Catch the Fox, Lucky Ducks, Mr. Bucket, and Googly Eyes.

    • New and improved Pop the Pig
    • Redesigned in 2013 to make it easier to play for 3, 4, 5, and 6 year olds
    • Easy one pump game reset
    • As seen on TV – Over 5 million sold
    • Ages 4 and up – 2 to 6 players – 100% Kid Powered! – Does Not Use Batteries

    About Goliath Games

    Goliath Games has been dedicated to creating toys and games that inspire young minds and adults alike to reach beyond their imagination. As one of the few remaining family-owned toy companies, Goliath truly understands the importance of quality family time and bringing people together.

    Since 1980, Goliath has applied its slogan “Clever Together!” to every aspect of its company culture. Furthermore, Goliath Games is devoted to creating innovative products that reinforce child development, critical thinking, social skills, and curiosity.

    Its iconic consumer brands range from Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™, Catch the Fox™, and many more. Goliath is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. These timeless classics span generations, inspire limitless play, and encourage children to explore the world around them.

  • Gaming,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Who says social distancing can’t be fun?

    What could be worse than a pandemic? Being quarantined with nothing to do! Goliath Games is here for you – check out these games!

    Rummikub is one of the world’s best-selling and most-played games! It’s really no surprise that Rummikub is so popular – it has all the elements that make a great game: it’s easy to learn and fast moving, it’s different every time it’s played, it combines luck and strategy, and it changes quickly so every player has a chance to win until the very end. NOW AVAILABLE on the App Store!
    It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s exciting, it’s Sequence! Play a card from your hand, and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have five in a row, it’s a Sequence. Learn to block your opponents or remove their chips, and watch out for the Jacks – they’re wild! With a little strategy and luck, you’ll be a winner.
    You’re participating in a clinical trial study for a new drug. All you have to do is take a pill and answer some questions, but you’re experiencing some SIDE EFFECTS!
    Play in teams. One player is the Patient, acting out side effects while getting their partner to guess a word or phrase on a Trial card. Guess as many words as possible before the timer runs out! Whichever team has collected the most Trial cards at the end of the game is the winner!
    Times are weird right now, so why not have a little fun with Virus? Virus is a fast-moving card game with easy to learn gameplay. Alarms go off and the lab interns realize – a bit too late – that the virus storage containers were not empty as they had thought. In fact, they were full of experimental virus strains that are now rampant throughout the building, and only you can stop them!

    Can you be the first one to eradicate the viruses by isolating a healthy bodyand prevent the spreading of terrible diseases?

    Shit Happens
    You’re going to read some really messed up stuff on these cards, and then rank them according to their shittiness.
    Is a 3rd degree sunburn better or worse than seeing your father naked? Is it worse than dropping your phone in the toilet? Rank the card, and if our Misery Index agrees with you, you get to keep it. Correctly rank 10 cards to win!
    Let these classic games add new fun to family time!

    Goliath Games has been dedicated to creating toys and games that inspire young minds and adults alike to reach beyond their imagination. As one of the few remaining family-owned toy companies, Goliath truly understands the importance of quality family time and bringing people together.

    Since 1980, Goliath has applied its slogan “Clever Together!” to every aspect of its company culture. Furthermore, Goliath Games is devoted to creating innovative products that reinforce child development, critical thinking, social skills, and curiosity.

    Its iconic consumer brands range from Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™, Catch the Fox™, and many more. Goliath is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. These timeless classics span generations, inspire limitless play, and encourage children to explore the world around them.

  • Gift Guide,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Online Discounts From Unique Beauty and Wellness Brands

    With so much uncertainty in the world right now, people need a way to cope with the stress and take their mind off the quarantine reality. Staying in like a cat, keeping safe in your own space.

    For me, I like to dabble in retail therapy when I’m stressed but as we all know, that’s a little difficult right now. Self-care of the body, mind, and spirit is crucial at all times, particularly through the next few weeks.   

    I’d like to share five unique beauty and wellness brands that are offering special discounts for online purchases to help you cope with less break from the bank. 

    Offering FREE SHIPPING on their rich and creamy Goat Milk Hand Soap. The concentrated formula deeply cleans and moisturizes your hands without leaving them dry. Dionis Goat Milk Skincare products are made in the U.S.A. They’re free from cruelty, parabens, gluten, and sulfates.  ⠀

    Mer-Sea & Co brings the world to you through all of their beach wraps, candles, travel wraps and sweaters. Whether you’re looking for a travel wrap or comfortable sweater to keep you warm and cozy on your flight (or WFH day), or you’re dreaming of the sea while lighting one of their hand-poured soy wax candles at home, they have something for you.

    Get faster results and save money with UNICO Nutrition’s optimized workout supplement bundles. Grab their top-selling Total Spectrum Stack for total body transformation, or the popular Daily Diva Stack for peak athletic performance.  UNICO Nutrition is a boutique wellness and sports nutrition company that makes premium meal replacement shakes, greens supplements, pre-workout drinks, vitamins, collagen, weight-loss supplements and more.

    As a certified organic company, SoapCreek Company is dedicated to making the world better, one bar at a time.  Each bar of soap is handcrafted in the U.S.A and has generous amounts of additives sourced both locally and worldwide.  Their motive is to create the very finest natural body care products. Each batch of soap is meticulously mixed by hand then lovingly shaped into a unique artistic design. SoapCreek products are not only pleasing to the eye, but are brimming over with completely natural essential nutrients and luscious moisturizing agents.

    • SmileNV: Free Shipping on All Orders

    SmileNV has been producing whitening gels for dental professionals for over a decade now.  Until the launch of SmileNV, the patented formula was only available to buy through your dentist but now, the next generation of teeth whitening can be delivered straight to your door.  SmileNV is the only at home dentist-approved whitening gel powered by CP+, SmileNV’s patented formula. This whitening gel is twice as effective when compared to a whitening gel that doesn’t contain CP+ and takes a lot less time and you get much faster results.

  • food,  Health,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Time to Improve Your Cooking Skill – Fish Cooking Recipes from SITKA SALMON SHARES

    Postmates and DoorDash might be our best friends during the quarantine time, but online ordering is definitely much more expensive than cooking by yourself. Also cooking is also healthier and safer than getting your foods from other places. Here are some good fish recipes from Sitka Salmon Shares. Eating your fishes up, be stronger and healthier.

    Poached Salmon with Savory Cherry Salad

    By Chef Sher Castellano

    Poaching is an incredible easy and practically foolproof way to prepare salmon. The poaching liquid can be as simple as water and sea salt and adds infused gentle flavor while keeping the fish moist and cooked perfectly. The poached salmon is placed on a bed of thick Greek yogurt and topped with a tangy, sweet and savory cherry salad of Northwest cherries, fresh parsley, green onion, lots of extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.


    For the Salmon:

    • 1 pound Sockeye salmon
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

    For the Salad:

    • 1 ½ cup cherries, pitted and halved
    • ¼ cup green onions, diced
    • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

    For Plating:

    • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • Black pepper



    Heat the water and salt in a sauce pot over high heat to boiling. Reduce the heat to a simmer and place the salmon in whole. Simmer for 3 minutes uncovered or until desired doneness.

    Strain the salmon and discard the poaching liquid. Set the salmon aside to cool slightly.


    Add the cherries, green onions, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and stir until well-combined.


    To plate spread the yogurt onto a platter. Then break up the salmon into chunks (the skin will slide off and discard). Then top with the cherry salad and drizzle with more olive oil and a twist of black pepper.

    Rockin’ Halibut Pieces

    By Kaisha Young

    This super simple recipe for breaded and baked halibut pieces packs in a ton of flavor and is easy to prepare. It’s a perfect meal for kids and adults of all ages!


    • 1 pound halibut pieces
    • 1 stick (¼ pound) melted butter
    • 2 cups crushed saltines or Ritz crackers
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • salt & pepper to taste



    Preheat oven to 400° F.

    Mix crushed crackers, Parmesan, garlic powder, and salt & pepper


    Dip the halibut pieces in the melted butter (butter should not be too hot). Then roll the halibut in the cracker mixture.

    • BAKE

    Bake coated halibut pieces in a baking dish or baking sheet uncovered for about 10 minutes or until brown on top.

    pro cooking tip: This cracker coating works well with a variety of fish. Try it with rockfish, black bass, or lingcod!

    Basque Cod with Potatoes, Peppers & Olives

    By Captain Marsh Skeele & Dara Chapman

    Basque cuisine is a wonderfully bold style, the bright and dramatic flavors that come out in this dish will be the highlight of any dinner!


    • 1 lb pacific cod fillets
    • 1½ lb fingerling potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
    • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, sliced ½ inch thick
    • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced ½ inch thick
    • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
    • ½ cup niçoise olives
    • 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • ½ lemon, zested
    • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


    Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and add water up to 1 inch above the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil and parboil potatoes for 10 mins.

    Drain and then toss potatoes in 3 tbsp olive oil. Transfer potatoes to a baking dish and roast until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

    While potatoes are roasting, sauté peppers and onions over medium high heat in 2 tbsp olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add sliced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

    Add pepper & onion mixture and niçoise olives to roasting potatoes, and toss with salt, pepper, and ¾ tsp paprika. Roast for 10 minutes until veggies begin to caramelize.

    Season cod with salt, pepper, and a dash of paprika. Place cod on top of caramelized vegetables and cook until flaky, about 10 mins, depending on thickness of fillets

    Serve cod fillets over roasted vegetables and garnish with lemon zest and chopped parsley.

    Beverage pairing: Serve this dish with a Spanish white wine (such as Albariño) or a dry cider.

    Ancho Chili Encrusted Salmon Lettuce Tacos

    The annual member recipe contest is an exciting occasion here at Sitka Salmon Shares. It gives the loyal members a chance to let their culinary talents shine while sharing their own recipes with the community of seafood lovers and conscious consumers. Sitka Salmon Shares reward the member that provides the very best entry with a trip to Sitka, Alaska. Enjoy this recipe from member Rebeca Itzkowich, and as always, stay wild.


    For the salmon:

    • 1½ lb sockeye salmon
    • 3 ancho chili peppers, without seeds and veins
    • ½ cup of raw peanuts
    • ¼ cup sesame seeds
    • ¼ of large yellow onion
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
    • juice of one lemon
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
    • ½ cube of vegetable bouillon
    • 2 cedar planks

    For serving:

    • 12 large iceberg lettuce leaves for the tacos
    • ½ small pineapple, cut into very small squares
    • ½ large red onion, minced
    • green scallions, minced
    • cilantro leaves, minced



    Soak the cedar planks in water at least two hours before grilling.

    • MAKE RUB

    In cast iron frying pan, brown the onion, chili peppers, peanuts and sesame seeds over a slow flame stirring constantly. Peppers will become soft and pliable and the ingredients will release a wonderful aroma. Make sure they do not burn.

    Place the browned ingredients in a food processor with the olive oil, orange and lemon juices, bouillon, salt and pepper. Make sure everything is well incorporated.


    Heat the grill to medium. Charcoal or gas will work well. Place the salmon filet skin side down single layer on the cedar plank and rub the mixture all over the salmon to seal it.

    Grill for 12 to 15 minutes. Start checking the salmon for doneness after about 12 minutes. The salmon is done when it is uniformly pink in the center.


    When the salmon is done assemble the tacos: on the iceberg lettuce leaves put some of the salmon and then sprinkle a bit of pineapple, cilantro, red onion, chives.

    If you want to learn about more awesome seafood recipes, you should check, https://sitkasalmonshares.com/blogs/recipes. You can become a member of Sitka Salmon Shares and let them to deliver fresh caught fishes delivering to your door! Sitka Salmon Shares is now a completely integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company. They have a lovable group of fishermen-owners who deliver their fish. They have a small processing plant in Sitka, Alaska, where they custom-process their catch with a laser focus on quality and traceability. And they have two Good-Fish Hubs in the Midwest, which allow them to deliver fishermen’s catch directly to your doorstep (or to your local farmers market or restaurant). 

    By the way, if you think these online recipes are too difficult for you, you might get some inspirations by Lulu’s cooking, which is super easy with no effort. Because the fish itself is good enough, why do we need to put too much efforts?

    Just grilling the fish with coconut oil or avocado oil in a nonstick pan. I will put some soy sauce and five spice seasoning if it’s a cod or halibut. If it is a salmon, I will put nothing when I am cooking, only add some lime juice or blacken seasoning to serve. Super simple recipes, but it works! But you can always try some Sitka Salmon Shares’ challenging recipes if you are good at cooking.

  • Art,  Miami,  WorldWide

    Keep Kids Smart with ART for Your Staying at Home Kids

    A new series of free online programs called Keep Kids Smart with ART will aim to help parents and their children who are home from school, along with other new digital online visual arts programs at no cost for all ages, including seniors who are keeping social distance and who might feel isolated.

    The team at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the teachers at its Art School campus, are creating these new free online initiatives for parents and students. This new series of free online programs, featuring Keep Kids Smart with ART will begin this Friday, March 20th. The link will be here*The first content will be added on Friday.

    These ideas resulted from consulting with an American father who lives abroad with his family. He shared his experience, strength and hope about the challenges his family has faced while staying at home due to school closures because of the coronavirus.

    The Museum team sees this as a way to give back to the community and to be of service during this challenging time. Also further below are tips for parents on how to use art at home with their children, to keep kids engaged.

    Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

    The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists: from 1901 through 2015

    The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.


    Untitled, from the series When I am not Here, Estoy alla, by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Dye diffusion transfer print (1996). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Julia P. and Horacio Herzberg. © María M. Campos-Pons.

    Chosen as the cover for the exhibition catalogue, the artist used her own body to map out feelings of translocation from place to place.

    The bilingual title is in half-Spanish and means When I am not Here, I am There.

    She stands with her eyes closed, as though transported between territories while holding on to her Afro-Caribbean talismans.


    Elaine de Kooning Self-Portrait. Oil on Masonite (1946). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

    Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II by Alison Saar. Woodcut on chine-collé (2015). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


    Lee Simonson Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas (c. 1912). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Karl and Jody Simonson; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee


    Shimomura Crossing the Delaware, by Roger Shimomura. Acrylic on canvas (2010). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired through the generosity of Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Sandra Oleksy Ocampo, and Robert P. Ocampo © 2010, Roger Shimomura

    Dr. Brandon Brame Fortune.

    “These individuals have approached self-portraiture at various points in history and using different tools, but their representations ─ especially when seen together ─ all raise important questions about self-perception and self-reflection,” said Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

    “Some artists reveal intimate details of their inner lives through self-portraiture, while others use the genre to obfuscate their private selves or invent alter egos.”

    Following is the updated statement from Irvin Lippman, the executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art:

    Art, culture, and creativity have always made a difference in powerful ways, especially during challenging times. We are grateful for your support and plan to give back to the community.”

    “Being inspired and creative have not been canceled.”

    “A special new series called Keep Kids Smart with ART will be available online to help parents and their children who are home from school.  You will also find other new digital programs especially made by the Museum, for all ages. We will continue our service to the community by creating new virtual educational and enriching experiences online and via our social media channels. Follow and connect on social media (@bocamuseum, #BocaMuseumfromHome).” Read the full statement about the Museum’s temporary closing here.

    — Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

    According to the National School Boards Association, kids who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.

    Tips for parents and students on using art in your home:

    • Provide a special “creative zone” at home.
    • Make sure that your “creative zone” is mess-friendly and able to stand up well to spills and art-related fun.
    • Focus on the fun process, not on the outcome.
    • Create a special area to showcase your child’s artwork.
    • Watch and encourage your children as they work on their art.
    • Ask them questions to engage them while they create.