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List Rules Only brands that have actually improved the quality of your life through their products. Upvote those that have had the most positive impact.

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It may sound weird to say that a brand or a company has had a profound impact on your life, but for many, it's absolutely true. Over the years, private companies have created products that deeply change the way we navigate through and enjoy life. From actual physical things to digital products, these companies have found the sweet spot and have figured out how to actually improve our lives. These are all companies that people associate with helpfulness and efficiency, rather than the negative connotations that corporations sometimes come with. This list seeks to rank the most loved brands - those that are improving our lives and changing the world. 

When Apple debuted the iPhone and the concept of a "convergence device," it changed the way we looked at our phones. Now, the actual phone portion of it is almost secondary to everything else a smartphone can do. Google and Facebook have completely changed the way we find things, the way we interact with people, and they way we consume media. Amazon has definitely changed the way that we shop. This is only a fraction of the list, and yet we already know immediately that these brands have changed the way we live on a daily basis. 

So take a look at this list of beloved brands and vote up the ones YOU love the most! Has IKEA made your apartment a much more inviting home? Has Netflix disrupted the way you watch TV or movies? Did LEGO, Mattel, and Nintendo improve your childhood? Have you benefitted from Planned Parenthood's services in a pinch or when you were between healthcare plans? Let the world know by voting up the brands that have changed your life for the better!
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Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

Books That Changed My Life The Best Action Movies Streaming on Hulu

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+ - 556 130
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Netflix Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media

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+ - 486 139
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 393 163
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

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+ - 393 257
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Facebook Social Network

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+ - 439 162
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

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+ - 357 158
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
LEGO Toy

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Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nintendo Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

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Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Sony Corporation Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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+ - 72 5
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

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+ - 268 205
eBay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
eBay Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

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+ - 240 137
Heinz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Heinz Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

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+ - 224 197
HBO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
HBO Cable television

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Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life TV Networks with the Best Shows

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+ - 230 149
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Kellogg's Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

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+ - 214 184
Costco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

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Target is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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+ - 209 148
Subway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

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+ - 151 277
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 131 97
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

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+ - 64 40
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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+ - 162 158
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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+ - 130 163
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Mattel Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

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+ - 18 21
TED is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
TED

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+ - 12 27
NPR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
NPR

The Best Global Brands Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

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Hulu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 34 58
Uber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Uber Transportation

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+ - 17 20
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Trader Joe's Retail

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+ - 174 118
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

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+ - 64 125
Spotify LTD is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 111 220
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

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+ - 93 170
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

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+ - 99 108
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

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+ - 7 23
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 7 23
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

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+ - 156 137
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Campbell Soup Company Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

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+ - 58 132
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

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+ - 16 14
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

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EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

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+ - 15 21
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 54 222
TiVo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
TiVo Media, Cable and Other Pay Television Services

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+ - 8 20
Virgin America is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 8 21
Airbnb, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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+ - 27 15
General Mills is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
General Mills Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

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+ - 5 21
Sun Basket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Sun Basket