<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[World's Richest Women]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/world_s-richest-women/worlds-richest-people-lists
Richest Women in the World: These are the wealthiest women around who''ve either built a money empire on their own or have inherited a large wad of cash from an ancestor. Either way, these women live a life of money and possession. These powerful females have more money than any one individual can handle and have landed on many a Forbes list. The original article that this data is from is here, http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/09/worlds-richest-women-walton-bettencourt-business-billionaires-wealth_slide_2.html
World's Richest Women, business, all people, people,

Abigail Johnson

Alice Walton

Anne Cox Chambers

Birgit Rausing

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Christy Walton

Jacqueline Mars

Liliane Bettencourt

Susanne Klatten

Savitri Jindal


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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:29:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/world_s-richest-women/worlds-richest-people-lists
<![CDATA[The Top British Game Developers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-british-game-developers/el-gamer-grande
A list of the best British game developers. These are video game developers currently headquartered in the United Kingdom. Video game development is a specialized type of software development focusing on games. These games can be for any type of computer whether it be game consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, mobile platforms such as the iPhone or iPad, or traditional computers such as PC and Macintosh. Developers often further specialize into a specific type of genre, whether it be RPG's, FPS's, or RTS's. Unlike regular software development, game development can also trek into the territory of Hollywood, requiring work from writers, artists, and actors to complete their projects.
The Top British Game Developers,

Frontier Developments
Located in: Cambridge
Founded in: 1994
Psygnosis
Located in: Liverpool
Founded in: 1984
Ultimate Play the Game
Located in: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Founded in: 1982
Splash Damage
Located in: London
Founded in: 2001
Black Rock Studio
Located in: Brighton
Founded in: 1998
Rare Limited
Located in: Twycross
Founded in: 1982
Playfish
Located in: London
Founded in: 2007
Virtual Playground
Located in: Newcastle upon Tyne

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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:59:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-british-game-developers/el-gamer-grande
<![CDATA[The Top Online Ad Exchanges]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/online-ad-exchanges/online-ad-network-lists
List of ad exchanges online. An ad exchange is a platform or system allowing advertisers and publishers to buy and sell online advertising inventory across a variety of ad networks. In other words, is a marketplace for online advertising, usually operating in an auction-style system of "bids" for ad space. It is an attempt to make online media and advertising sales a more structured and open process, eliminating the use of ad networks as middle men and increasing the efficiency of individual advertising deals. Some of teh exchanges incldued on this list are DoubleClick, AdECN and OpenX.

What are the top online ad exchanges? Take a look at this list and you'll learn about the top online ad exchanges.
The Top Online Ad Exchanges,

DoubleClick

Adap.tv

SpotXchange

SmartyAds

Self Serve Advertising Platform for Demand and Supply Parthers

 


Admexo Ltd.

FotGar htpp://www.fotgar.com

AdExpert

Connatix

Connatix is a native advertising solution for both advertisers and publishers looking to display branded content across web and mobile media properties in a real native way. We understand that publishers want their ad revenues to increase, while advertisers want their ROI to increase; and, for both parties, user engagement is the key to success. 

Our platform allows publishers to easily create native ad placements, and our marketplace connects them to thousands of brand stories from a variety of premium advertisers. Our innovative technology performs all of the matching in real time, so that only the most relevant content is displayed to each individual user.

Ultimately, everybody wins: Publishers maximize their revenues, advertisers get the most out of their ad dollars, and users enjoy the most personalized and unobtrusive advertising experience.

Simple.


OpenX

ClearPier


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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:31:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/online-ad-exchanges/online-ad-network-lists
<![CDATA[The Best European Cruise Lines]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-european-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan
The best European cruise lines include some of the largest and most well-known cruise lines in the world. From large-scale cruising ships to smaller, more intimate river cruises, the cruise lines listed here are all based in Europe. Which ones are truly the greatest? You decide that, with your votes. And this list is by no means complete, so feel free to add any Europe cruise lines that are missing.

Two of the largest and most recognizable names among the best cruise lines in the world are certainly MSC Cruises (which is now based in Switzerland, but originated in Italy) and Costa Cruises (based in Italy). Both of these cruise lines feature massive ships in their lineup, including several cruises that would be more than appropriate for families and even for families who want to cruise with kids.

Some of the European cruise lines on this list feature luxury cruises, giving passengers five-star treatment, from spas to six-star cuisine. Cunard (United Kingdom) and Crystal Cruises (Japan) are certainly included in this category. These cruise lines pamper guests to the max, as they guide them towards some of the most wonderful port destinations in the world.

One of the fastest growing and most popular means of cruising throughout Europe is the river cruise. Some of the companies listed here also appear on this list of the best river cruise lines, not surprisingly. River cruises are certainly unique, and the cruise ships themselves tend to be a bit smaller than the ocean liners, allowing for a lower passenger-to-staff ratio and, usually, fantastic one-on-one service.

Whatever your cruising style, enjoy this list and don't forget to vote!
The Best European Cruise Lines,

Cunard Line

Viking Line

P&O Cruises

Louis Cruises

Compagnie Du Ponant

Island Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises

CDF Croisières de France

Le Ponant Cruises
The mission of the luxury PONANT cruises is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.It’s, also, to offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment - a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared - and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.It’s, finally, to combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence. 

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Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:13:22 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-european-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan
<![CDATA[The Best Steam Iron Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-steam-iron-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing worse than running late for work and realizing that the button-down shirt you were planning to wear that day for the biggest meeting of your life is completely wrinkled. You plug in your iron and patiently wait for it to heat up, text your boss that you’ll be a few minutes late, then as you begin to move the iron back and forth over your shirt you discover that it doesn’t even get the slightest wrinkle out! If you’ve ever wondered, “What are the best steam iron brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place!The best brands of steam irons are known for being extremely durable, quick to heat up and easy to use. Having the wrong brand can mean late days to work, and none of us can afford that! Choosing a brand that is known for being reliable and trustworthy can save you much turmoil in the future.This list discusses the best brands of steam irons, including: Black and Decker, Panasonic, Sogo, Jarden, Brookstone, Electrolux, Singer, Maytag, Daewoo and Sunbeam. If you’ve ever tried one of these brands and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for your favorite one today!
The Best Steam Iron Brands,

Black & Decker

Daewoo

Electrolux

Jarden

Panasonic Corporation

Maytag

Russell Hobbs

Singer Corporation

Sogo

Oreck


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:23:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-steam-iron-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Contact Lenses Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-contact-lenses-brands/ranker-shopping
Having the right contact lens is crucial to the health and well-being of your eyes. If you’ve ever had a pair that weren’t the perfect fit before you understand how uncomfortable they can be. In fact, without finding that perfect fit your eyes can become permanently damaged. Eye doctors can perform a range of tests to ensure your eyes are perfectly fitted to your pair of contact lenses. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best contact lenses brands available?” you have definitely come to the right place! What sets apart good contact lenses from the others is durability, flexibility, and most importantly, comfort. Many different types of lenses are available to match your prescription from your eye doctor, giving you the freedom to choose from a variety of styles. Having a variety of options is also important when you factor in the cost; it’s easy to find the perfect fit for your eyes with the added bonus of saving a little money in the process.This list discusses the top brands of contact lenses, including: Bausch & Lomb, Target, Acuvue, Encore, Ciba Vision, Cooper Vision, Boston and Biotrue. If you’ve tried one of these brands please vote on your favorite today!
The Best Contact Lenses Brands,

Acuvue

Bausch & Lomb

Ciba Vision

SynergEyes

Boston

Extreme Records

Frequency

SofLens

Sgp

Biomedics


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:09:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-contact-lenses-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Antihistamine Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-antihistamine-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of coming down with a cold; the aches and pains, sneezing, coughing and sometimes wheezing associated with a cold are often an everyday occurrence for an allergy sufferer. People who are prone to allergies will often get them worse at different times of the years, and the symptoms can feel just like the symptoms of the flu virus. A lot of people deal with allergies daily, however, and without having an antihistamine on hand it can be a long and dreary day. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best antihistamine brands available?” before you have definitely come to the right place! Finding the right brand that works the best for your allergies can make the difference between functioning throughout the day or spending it in bed, miserably watching the moments pass by. A fast-working brand that lasts twelve to twenty-four hours is the best bet for fighting off your tough allergies.This list discussed the top brands of allergy medication; it includes Tylenol, Pfizer, Perrigo, Sandoz, Heel, Allegra, Boiron, Nature’s Life, Loratadine, Zyrtec, Nature’s Way, Chlor-Allergy and Sinol. If you’ve ever tried one of these brands, please vote for your favorite today!
The Best Antihistamine Brands,

Boiron

Perrigo

Pfizer

Sandoz

Heel

Allegra Finanz AG

Nature's Life, Inc

Loratadine

Zyrtec

Sinol


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:12:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-antihistamine-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Evening Gown Stores]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/evening-gown-stores/ranker-shopping

Whether you're attending a wedding, looking forward to a formal dance, or RSVPing to a ritzy company party, you'll want to look and feel fabulous in your evening attire. That's where these retailers come in. This list ranks the very best evening gown stores and shops where you can buy elegant attire. Some top formal dress stores are found in brick and mortar shops across the country, while other evening gown specialty stores offer products online. Many of the most popular evening gown stores also sell designer shoes to complete your dream ensemble.

What establishments will you find on this list of the best evening gown stores? Saks Fifth Avenue offers dresses from such top designers as Carolina Herrera, David Meister, Badgley Mischka, and many more, all in one location. Fellow high-end department store Bloomingdales is another popular spot to shop for elegant evening gowns. Customers on a budget can look at stores like T.J. Maxx for beautiful formal wear at an affordable price point. Other good retailers featured on this top evening gown stores list include Kohl's, Nordstrom, and La Femme.

What's your go-to store to find the perfect dress? Give your favorite shops a thumbs up to vote them towards the number-one spot, and please add any good stores that are missing.


The Best Evening Gown Stores,

Amazon.com

Badgley Mischka

Nordstrom.com

BHLDN

Jovani

Adrianna Papell

Macy's

Bloomingdales

Saks Fifth Avenue

Carson's


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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:05:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/evening-gown-stores/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Beauty Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-beauty-brands/werner-brandes
List of beauty brands that includes the most high quality, reliable and affordable beauty products available. The global beauty business is a $382 billion industry with many competitors. Top beauty brands range from major manufacturers of skin care and cosmetics like Chanel, Johnson & Johnson, Olay, Dove and more. Other companies are smaller, but do very well with one segment of the market, like Burt's Bees and Earth Science (and other of the best natural skin care brands.)   

The beauty product industry and the best skin care brands usually enjoy fierce customer loyalty among brands. Once customers find the perfect beauty or makeup product, they tend to stick to their favorites. Because consumers have such strong brand loyalty, people are often more willing to pay a price premium for their favorites. There are also many inexpensive, quality beauty brands that are affordable for the average consumer. Biore, Clean & Clear and Neutrogena make affordable beauty products that are loved by millions of people across the world. 

So What are the best beauty brands? Quality of ingredients, price, packaging, consistency across product lines and effectiveness all come into play. Users looking for a beauty product will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on use and reliability.
The Best Beauty Brands,

MAC Cosmetics

Sephora

Urban Decay

NARS Cosmetics

Too Faced

Tarte

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Smashbox

Benefit

Kat Von D Beauty


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Sun, 19 May 2013 02:13:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-beauty-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Sportswear Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportswear-brands/ranker-shopping
What are the best sportswear brands available? Finding that perfect brand that has the perfect price tag on it is easier than ever; there are several different varieties of name-brand clothing that are available to match your needs. Designer clothing is known for its hand-crafted designs, durability, and trendy looks.This list discusses the top brands of sportswear, including: Ralph Lauren, Fruit of the Loom, Gildan Activewear, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hanes, Puma, Nike, and Adidas. These companies produce apparel for a variety of athletic endeavors ranging from general exercise to team sport uniforms to casual sportswear. The top manufacturers produce high quality materials that endure frequent extended use and absorb sweat, shock, and extreme temperatures. 
The Best Sportswear Brands,

Adidas

ASICS

Converse

Nike, Inc.

Oakley, Inc.

Puma SE

Reebok

Under Armour

Vans

Coast Swim
One of the fastest growing swimming Teams/Brands in New Zealand!


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:28:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sportswear-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best American Superstores]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-american-superstores/big-box-stores
Feel like going shopping without spending an arm and a leg? This list of American superstores, including big-box stores and other similar retailers such as supercenters and megastores, can help. Superstores are generally much larger than normal retail establishments allowing the superstores to provide much more merchandise for sale throughout their floorspace. This list includes big box retailers that specialize in specific types of merchandise as well as those that sell general goods.

Superstores have often found themselves mired in controversy as they are largely considered "category killers" that render smaller retailers obsolete. Unions also dislike superstores as the employees are usually non-unionized. Despite these situations, superstores continue to spread and, at times, are even considered a benefit to their communities. So what is a superstore? A place like Walmart, Barnes and Noble and Target would all be considered a superstore or big-box outlet.

What are the best American super stores? Take a look here and see for yourself.
The Best American Superstores,

AutoZone
Sells: Auto Parts
Barnes & Noble

Bass Pro Shops
Business: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
Bed Bath & Beyond
Sells: Furniture, Housewares
Books-A-Million
Sells: Books, Music, Videos
CarMax
Sells: Used Cars
Dick's Sporting Goods
Sells: Sporting Goods
Gander Mountain
Sells: Hunting/Fishing/Camping
Fry's
Sells: Electronics, General Merchandise
f.y.e. Superstores
Sells: Music, Videos

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Thu, 08 Sep 2011 08:00:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-american-superstores/big-box-stores
<![CDATA[43 of the Best Celebrity Perfume Scents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-perfumes/celebrity-lists
Do you ever wish that you could smell like your favorite celebrity? Many famous people have their own perfume lines, including many actors, singers, athletes, and models. Some of the biggest selling celeb fragrances include Elizabeth Taylor's "White Diamonds" (a billion dollar seller since the early 1990s), Jennifer Lopez's line (especially "Glow by J.Lo") and, believe it or not, Derek Jeter's "Driven." This list of celebrity fragrances includes some of the best famous perfume lines on the market. Sadly, it's not scratch and sniff.

Celebrities often pair up with some of the best perfumers and fragrance makers to launch their own lines of colognes. These designer fragrances are sold in high-end department stores, beauty stores, and of course, online, via perfume and cologne websites. Unlike celebrities who simply endorse major perfume lines, the celebs listed here decided to branch out and create their own, signature scents by working with some heavyweight perfume and cosmetics companies.

Many of these colognes and perfumes went on to be best-sellers. Jennifer Lopez had a massive hit with her first fragrance, "Glow," in 2002, and she went on to cash in with several additional scents ("Still," "Live" and "Deseo" among them). Some of the most successful lines of fragrances have been created by Sarah Jessica Parker ("SJP NYC" and "Lovely"), Beyonce ("Heat" and "Pulse"), Paris Hilton ("Paris Hilton"), Taylor Swift ("Wonderstruck") and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs ("Unforgivable").

What's your favorite celebrity scent? Check out our list below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
43 of the Best Celebrity Perfume Scents,

Beyoncé Knowles
Heat, 2010, and Pulse, 2011
Britney Spears
Curious, 2004, Fantasy 2005
Elizabeth Taylor
White Diamonds, 1991
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, 2011
Jennifer Lopez
Glow by J.Lo, 2002, Still, 2003, Live, 2005, Deseo, 2008
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, 2004
Sarah Jessica Parker
Lovely, 2005, Covet, 2007, and SJP NYC, 2009
Katy Perry
Purr, 2010, Meow, 2011, and Killer Queen, 2013
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Fame, 2012
Justin Bieber
Someday, 2011

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Mon, 13 May 2013 05:05:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-perfumes/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[Grossest Things Fast Food Employees Have Done to Your Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/grossest-fast-food-chain-employee-moments/derrick920
Those nutty fast food workers. One moment they're delivering robotic customer service, and the next they're hawking spit in your lime Slurpee. Gross, right? Thing is, if caught on film or camera, the awful actions of these bad employees are a viral goldmine. For some reason, folks just love to watch dumb kids in fast food uniforms doing really gross stuff as they compete for the worst people on the planet awards. 

Let's just admit it: Most fast food is disgusting food anyway - well, at least in the nutritional sense. When you combine low pay with low skills, it kind of makes sense that occasionally there's gonna be a disgusting soul working among workers. Take a look at the grossest fast food employee moments. 
Grossest Things Fast Food Employees Have Done to Your Food,

Burger King
This anonymously posted photo of a Burger King employee standing on two trays of lettuce apparently was a team effort. They even posted a caption with it: "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." Well, if it was notoriety they wanted they succeeded. It went viral big time. However, the image was eventually tracked to a Burger King in Ohio. The three employees involved were all fired. 

Domino's Pizza
A picture wasn't enough for these Domino Pizza employees.They videotaped their food escapades complete with stuffing cheese up their noses, blowing snot on a sandwich, wiping their butts on a towel intended to wash dishes. Oh yeah, they went all out. The pair was fired and faced criminal charges - yet, they insist it was just a prank and that none of the food was served to customers.
Jack in the Box
In 1990, a fast food worker at a Jack in the Box in Phoenix was arrested when it was discovered he'd blown his nose into the hamburgers of a couple of hungry cops.

According to an AP article, the employee had only been working there a week. One can only wonder about Jack in the Box's employee training manual. 

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KFC
Working on her Ph.D in grossness, this KFC employee appears to lick a pile of mash potatoes. So impressed was she with her picture, she posted it on Facebook. Didn't take long for the tongue affair to go viral. (Didn't take long for KFC to fire her either.)

Subway
Sandwich artists, eh? Two employees of the chain in Dublin, Ohio, were fired after they posted vulgar pics on instagram. One shot was of an employee inserting his manhood into the bread, the second pic was of a bottle, accompanied by the caption 'Today at work I froze my pee.'
Taco Bell
Hard to figure out which is more disgusting: peeing on food and tweeting a picture of it or bragging about the fact that there's literally nothing that can be done to you for peeing on the food and posting a photo of it on Twitter. 
 

Here's the deal: Cameron Jankowski is a disgusting jerk. The employee of a Fort Wayne, Indiana Taco Bell, the slime ball not only took a picture of himself peeing on a plate of nachos but tagged the tweet the disgusting act with #pissolympics #nacobellgrande and #guesswhereIwork. 

What a pig. Of course, he lost his job. He's hoping he never gets three football fields near an eating establishment as an employee ever again.  

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers of New York, Inc
In 2013, a Wendy's employee was filmed deep-throating a Frosty Freeze machine, which oozed what appears to be Vanilla Frosty. Nice. 

Taco Bell
A pic of a California Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells made it onto Taco Bell's Facebook page and quickly went viral.


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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:56:47 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/grossest-fast-food-chain-employee-moments/derrick920
<![CDATA[The Most Egregious Product Placement in Jurassic World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/jurassic-world-product-placement/jtdesaulnier
Dinosaurs aren't the only things running amok in Jurassic World. Product placement rampages through the blockbuster sequel more ferociously than an Indominus Rex. Brands are everywhere: when Chris Pratt's velociraptor-training hero speeds through the jungle, he does so on a Triumph motorcycle and when he's parched, he slugs a cold bottle of Coca-Cola.

Product placement is nothing new, especially for blockbusters. Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park showcased Ford Explorers, Jolt Cola, and a whole lot more. Jurassic World takes it to a whole new level, however: thanks to the dinosaur theme park's outdoor mall, a vicious pterodactyl attack is also promotional tie-in bonanza for everything for sandals to margarita joints.

In a lot of ways, the film is actually about overblown product placement. Jake Johnson's nostalgic park tech even grumbles that the park might as well advertise a "Pepsisaurus" or a "Tostidodome."

Just because Jurassic World makes a meta statement and winks at bad tie-ins doesn't excuse its runaway synergy, especially when it repeatedly feels more like a car commercial than an adventure 65 million years in the making.

Whether it's Mercedes or Ben & Jerry's, vote up the worst, most blatant bit of product placement in the mega-sequel below.

The Most Egregious Product Placement in Jurassic World,

Ben & Jerry's
Compared to some of the other brands seen in the mall on what is basically the theme park's Main Street, Ben & Jerry's sounds downright reasonable. Just imagine all the punny ice cream names based on dinosaurs!

Coca-Cola
When the totally ripped and unquestionably awesome hero (Pratt) tinkers with his motorcycle at his sweet tropical island bachelor pad, he sips on a frosty Coke from an old fashioned bottle.

Columbia Sportswear
If you're going to be exploring a raptor-infested jungle, you're going to need some durable boots and maybe a slick windbreaker, so stop by the Columbia shop for outerwear that's fit for a paleontologist or dinosaur-wrangler.

IMAX Corporation
See an IMAX theater onscreen when seeing a blockbuster in IMAX!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Did anyone else notice the middle-aged man who seemed more concerned about spilling his margarita during the pterodactyl attack? What a powerful subliminal advertisement for the blended treats at Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett's chain of theme restaurants isn't just prominently featured in the park; Buffett himself also performed at the Jurassic World premiere.

Mercedes-Benz
Seemingly every car on Isla Nublar is a Benz, all shot as lovingly as if the island were just a tropical backdrop for a series of ads. It's worst when Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) desperately drives across the island to avert disaster, providing an excuse to show just how well the GLE Coupe performs under pressure.

Starbucks
Starbucks has reached every corner of the planet. Why wouldn't there be one here too?

Pandora Radio
Of course the park's main drag has a jewelry shop. Presumably, Jurassic World's premiere seller of charm bracelets has plenty of options featuring ornamental Mosasauruses.

Triumph
Triumph got its money's worth. Chris Pratt zipping through the jungle on his Triumph Scrambler flanked by raptors is the central image in Jurassic World's hype campaign.

Beats by Dre
Teenage Zack (Nick Robinson) sports a pair of Beats headphones from the moment we meet him pretty much up until he's in serious danger of becoming dinosaur food.


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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:01:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/jurassic-world-product-placement/jtdesaulnier
<![CDATA[The Best Perfume Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-perfume-brands/ranker-shopping
Everyone loves the smell of designer perfume; while it may seem like an insignificant purchase to make, having the right scent can create lasting impression. Purchasing a fragrance lets the world know that you’re serious about your appearance, and that you’ve cared enough to even think about the smallest details. Since a scent appeals to one of our main five senses, the sense of smell, it is very important to invest in one that will appeal to everyone you encounter! If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best perfume brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place!Not every perfume is created equally; you may snag a great deal with a brand from a retail grocery store but the product won’t be quite as sophisticated as some of the designer brands are. Just remember that there’s a reason designer brands are more expensive, but investing in one may be worth it in the end. This list discusses the best brands of perfume, including: Prada, Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Dior, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfigger, Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden. If you have a favorite brand featured on this list please vote for your favorite one today!
The Best Perfume Brands,

Chanel

Dolce & Gabbana

Givenchy

Gucci

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Versace

Chloé

Yves Saint Laurent

Marc Jacobs

Creed


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:37:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-perfume-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Boys Clothing Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boys-clothing-brands/ranker-shopping
Clothing makes a statement to the world that depicts the mood we’re in clearly. It conveys whether we’re angry, sad, happy, outgoing, playful, relaxed, or even depressed. Kid’s clothing is exactly the same; it lets the other kids at school know who they are. You would think that boy’s clothing would be half the price of a piece of adult’s clothing, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Still, there are many name-brand designers who offer a great selection of clothing at an affordable price. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best boys clothing brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! Every kid wants the best of style, but you need a brand that won’t break your bank account, but still make your little boy stand out in the crowd. The best brands of boy’s clothing are known for the fashion-worthiness, and more importantly durability. Kid’s clothes need to allow flexibility for the many mishaps that happen throughout their day.This list includes the best boy’s clothes, including: Nike, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Levi, Calvin Klein, Old Navy, Gap, Guess, Converse, Under Armour and the North Face. Vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Boys Clothing Brands,

Adidas

Columbia Sportswear

Gap Inc.

Levi Strauss & Co.

Nike, Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Puma SE

Under Armour

Lacoste

Champion


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:12:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boys-clothing-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Car Seat Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-car-seat-brands/ranker-cars
This list contains information on the best car seat brands, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Nowadays, there are a variety of good car seat brands for parents to consider. Some of the best car seat brands focus solely on safety while others factor in elements for babies' comfort. Many top car seat brands even offer convertible options that can be used in strollers, as well as cars.

What companies will you find on this best car seat brands list? Graco offers a variety of car seats to fit any parent's needs. Its SnugRide Click Connect Infant Car Seat will work for newborns until they are 2 years old, eliminating the need to buy an additional car seat as your baby grows. Chicco is another one of the top car seat manufacturers.

As the name suggests, Safety 1st offers car seats that are sturdy and secure for infants and babies. Other great companies that you will find on this top car seat brands list include Diono, Britax, and Peg Perego.

Which car seat brand is your favorite? Give the best car seats a thumbs up and share your experience with the products in the comments section.
The Best Car Seat Brands,

Chicco

Graco

Evenflo

Peg Perego

Diono

MaxiCosi

Britax

Clek

Combi International

BOB Strollers


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Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:07:45 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-car-seat-brands/ranker-cars
<![CDATA[The Best Luggage Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-luggage-brands
Whether you travel a little for pleasure or a lot for business, almost everyone uses luggage, and everyone has their own personal favorite companies. So what are the best luggage brands? What's the one luggage brand you will buy something from no matter what? Some will choose the stylish and expensive pieces from Louis Vuitton while others will stick to the durable and functional pieces from Tumi, Samsonite, Travelpro, Delsey and Tourbach– all good choices. Which luggage is best? You tell us travelers by making a list and voting for your favorite brands below!

Just like the best jean brands and the best boots, luggage is something that can be chosen either for looks or for functionality. Celebrities are often photographed by paparazzi at airports and accordingly choose their luggage based on the latest styles. Most luggage manufacturers take both form and function into account. Business people and the rest of us non-celebrity travelers will opt for what fits our needs best, from a small carry-on bag to save on the checked-bag fees to that giant suitcase for longer trips.

Whichever we choose, it's likely that we have a suitcase laying around here somewhere, hopefully from a manufacturer we respect. Tell us what brand of luggage is in your closet and why you love it by creating a list below, or just vote for what the top brand or brands of luggage are in your (humble) opinion.
The Best Luggage Brands,

Delsey

High Sierra Sport

Samsonite

Tumi Inc.

Victorinox

Briggs & Riley

Eagle Creek, Inc.

American Tourister

Bric's

Travelpro


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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:15:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-luggage-brands
<![CDATA[All Church & Dwight Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-church-and-dwight-brands/werner-brandes
List of Church & Dwight brands, including some of the manufacturer's most highly recognizable products. Church & Dwight is a long standing company that makes everything from oral care products to contraceptive products for consumers. From Mentadent toothpaste to Arrid deodorant, it's very likely that almost everyone has used a Church & Dwight product or brand at some point. This list answers the key question, "What are the best Church & Dwight brands?"

The best Church & Dwight brands are instantly identifiable. People know and trust these brands, because they've been using them for decades. Perhaps one of the most well-known CnD brand is Arm & Hammer baking soda -- a staple item for baking and whitening. Nair is another great example of a key CnD brand.
From small beginnings in the late 1800s in Massachusetts, Church & Dwight has continued to expand its brands. Today, Church & Dwight brands are worldwide, a global mecca of sorts.

What is the best Church & Dwight brand? That depends on what a consumer needs. This company makes such a wide variety of consumer goods, and all are useful. Need a pregnancy test? First Response is a C&D brand. Having problems with constipation? Church & Dwight makes Carter’s Laxative, a laxative product.

Many of Church & Dwight's most recognizable brands can be found in a typical bathroom cabinet, including Kaboom, Orajel, OxiClean, Pepsodent, and Trojan Condoms. C&D brands also include Orange Glo, Aim Toothpaste, Nice’n Fluffy, and SnoBol toilet cleaner.

This list of Church & Dwight brands can help consumers easily identify which products are made and distributed by CnD.
All Church & Dwight Brands,

Arm & Hammer

Cameo-Parkway Records

Arrid

Carter's Laxative

Close-Up

Auro-Dri

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush

Answer

Aim Toothpaste

Delicare


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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:19:58 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/all-church-and-dwight-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Metal Detector Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-metal-detector-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of searching for hidden treasures on a beach shore; people have found lost wedding rings, old gold coins and many other knickknacks through using a metal detector. Lives have also been saved through metal detectors. Officers use personal ones to detect firearms and schools and airports can use them to detect explosives or weapons by having people walk through them upon entrance.If you are a fellow treasure hunter and have ever asked the question, “What are the best metal detector brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! The best brands of metal detectors are known for their durability, ease of use and reliability within their internal detection systems. There are many devices on the market that can even be used under water, making the ability to deep sea dive and find hidden treasures easy!This list discussed the top brands for metal detectors, including: Brookstone, Hunter Industries, Garrett Electronics, Hawk, Knipex, Wizard, Discovery Kids, Stansport Yukon, Tesoro, Barska and Orbitor. Many different styles and types are available in a range of different prices. If you or someone you know has used any of these brands please vote for the best today!
The Best Metal Detector Brands,

Hunter Industries

Knipex

Elite

Westminster

Garrett Electronics Inc.

Hawk

Wizard

Stansport Yukon

Tesoro

Vlf


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:09:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-metal-detector-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Frozen Food Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-food-brands/werner-brandes
You are reading a list of the best frozen food brands, ranked by user votes! For people on the go (or those who hate cooking over a hot stove), frozen food is a fast and convenient way to prepare food. Some of the best frozen food brands focus on snacks, while other top frozen food brands offer full meals. Many of the greatest frozen food brands give consumers a variety of delicious offerings.

So what are some of the best frozen food brands in the freezer aisle? Healthy Choice, Banquet Foods, and Stouffer's are all good frozen food companies with products in most grocery stores. For kid specific meals, check out brands like Kid Cuisine (remember the penguin?!) and KidFresh. Maxaroni is also a fun offering for the little ones. 

Along with being a great alternative for eating real food, many comedians have had fun with frozen food brands over the years. Tim & Eric wrote a catchy jingle for Totino's Pizza, and Jim Gaffigan wrote a hilarious bit about Hot Pockets. So if you were wondering what makes frozen food so special, other than being easy and delicious, now you know it also has a sense of humor. 

Which company makes the best frozen food meals and snacks? Take a look at this list and vote up the best manufacturers of frozen meal options.
The Best Frozen Food Brands,

Bagel Bites

Green Giant

Marie Callender's

Ore-Ida

Pepperidge Farm

Stouffer's

Tyson Foods

Eggo

Hot Pockets

Totino's


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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:50:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-food-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Mattress Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mattress-brands/werner-brandes
List of mattress brands and mattress companies that include the most reliable models available. Mattress brand names include those from major manufacturers of including Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy Posturepedic and more. There are many types of mattresses - memory foam, innerspring, spring, foam, latex, airbeds, water beds, and more. The most luxurious mattresses (that are popular more and more these days) are memory foam mattresses. Bed in a box and iComfort make some of the best memory foam toppers and mattresses.  

This mattress brands list answers the question, "What are the best mattress brands?" and will show you good mattress brands. Users looking for a new mattress will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on quality and design. This mattress brand names list will give you a good starting point, then get out there and start testing some new beds!
The Best Mattress Brands,

King Koil

Tempur-Pedic

Serta

Sealy Posterpedic

Simmons Beautyrest

Stearns & Foster

Kingsdown

IComfort

Sealy Posturepedic

Bragada Mattress


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Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:20:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mattress-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Boat Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boat-brands/werner-brandes
List of boat brands that include the most reliable models available. The best boat brands include those from major manufacturers including Sea Ray Boats, Bayliner, MasterCraft and more. Boats can be categorized into three main types: unpowered or human-powered boats (rafts, canoes, kayaks, gondolas); boats that are propelled by their sails (sailboats); and boats that are propelled by engines (motorboats).

When considering what type of boat you should buy, shoppers should think about a few basic things. Where are you going to use the boat? The best brand of boat will be different depending on whether you are looking for a yacht to party on in the ocean, a gondola to take in a river, a sailboat to use on the coast or a motorboat to take in a lake or bay. How many people do you expect to take on your boat? Is this boat just for you and your partner or do you hope to be able to fit your entire family on the boat? Size of the hull, deck and cabins should all be taken into consideration.

This list will consider all engine and sail-powered boats. So what are the most popular boat brands? Users looking for a new boat will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs according to design, name brand, buoyancy, size, propulsion and price.
The Best Boat Brands,

Chaparral Steel

MasterCraft

Boston Whaler

Sea Ray Boats, Inc

Pursuit

Wellcraft

Bertram

Grady-White

Formula 290

Yamaha Boats


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Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:51:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-boat-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Rental Car Agencies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rental-car-agencies/island-hopper-dan
List of the best car rental agencies in the US. These top rental car companies are known for their affordable rates, plentiful and flexible rental dates, top rate customer service, and many other perks. Large rental car agencies like Enterprise and Hertz have long ruled the roads, but smaller companies like Thrifty and National have gained popularity in recent decades due to their cheaper rates and greater available. However, many smaller companies have limited options, with fewer locations or a smaller selection of rental vehicles.

Vote on your favorite rental car companies to move them up the list. If you see a car rent agency missing, add it to the list - or click Rerank to customize a list of your own.


The Best Rental Car Agencies,

Advantage Rent a Car

Alamo Rent a Car

Avis Budget Group

Avis Rent a Car System

Budget Rent a Car

Sixt

The Hertz Corporation

ACE Rent a Car

Economy Car Rentals

Enterprise Holdings


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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 07:12:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rental-car-agencies/island-hopper-dan
<![CDATA[The Best Juicer Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/juicer-brands/werner-brandes
List of juicer brands that include the most reliable models available. Juicer brands include those from major manufacturers of home appliances, including GE, Sharp, Samsung and more. This list answers the question, 'What are the best juicer brands?' Users looking for a new juicer will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their cooking needs, based on function and features.

Juicers vary by type. Some are designed to go on a range cook top, while others are counter top models that can be a tight fit in a crowded kitchen with little counter space available. Most of the major juicer brands are available in a variety of different styles, each designed to best suit a customers' specific juicing needs. Ease and convenience are certainly big factors to consider when choosing a new juicer.

Juicer brands offer varying degrees of juicing power, as well. Some models can juice lightning fast, using higher wattage to get the job done. Others might take a bit longer, but they also work well. What is the best juicer brand? That's subjective, and often based on a consumer's past experiences with a specific brand. This list includes a vast majority of the most recognizable juicer brand names that are currently on the market.

From built-in juicer model brands to over the range and counter top models, this list includes those juicer brands that consumers might wish to learn more about, including full sized juicer brands and more compact models.
The Best Juicer Brands,

Black & Decker

Breville

Cuisinart

Omega SA

Hamilton Beach Brands

De'Longhi

Waring

Kalorik

Norpro

Oster


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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:48:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/juicer-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Sunscreen Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sunscreen-brands/kittypurr33
The best sunscreen brands include companies that make a wide variety of products to keep us all safe from the sun's damaging rays. Whether it's sunscreens specifically developed for the face or body, the brands listed here make high quality products that we can't - and shouldn't - do without whenever we step outside. Vote up your favorite top sunscreen brands and certainly add any sunblock brands that are missing from the list, too!

In terms of the most well-known, popular sunscreen brands, it's hard to deny that Coppertone, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic are often staples in everyone's beach or pool bags. Other really good sunscreens are made by Neutrogena and Aveeno, too (both of these companies offer a lot of different sunscreens for the face, as well). Some of these brands offer waterproof sunscreens that allow wearers to swim longer or sweat more without constantly having to reapply. Keep in mind, however, that it's always best to reapply sunscreen as often as you can, to ensure the proper protection.

Organic sunscreen brands are also included here. The organic sunscreens are becoming more and more popular, as people seek out products that contain fewer potentially harmful chemicals, yet offer good solid protection from the sun's damaging rays. Popular organic sunscreens include California Baby, Badger and Aubrey Organics. For more information about the highest quality sunscreen choices on the market today, check out this list of the best sunscreens for face and body.
The Best Sunscreen Brands,

Aveeno

Clarins

Neutrogena

Hawaiian Tropic

No-Ad

Ocean Potion

Australian Gold

Coppertone

Banana Boat

La Roche-Posay


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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:29:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sunscreen-brands/kittypurr33
<![CDATA[The Best Google Acquisitions Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-google-acquisitions-ever/ready-to-startup
This list brings together the smartest, most forward-thinking business acquisitions Google has ever made. Google has acquired many other companies since 2001. Sometimes, these products end up living on under their former names - as in the cases of DoubleClick, Blogger, YouTube and Android. On other occasions, the former products get integrated into pre-existing or future Google applications, as int he case of the numerous map companies that blended together to create Google Maps. Finally, some companies end up being plundered for staff or useful parts, and then disbanded. This list can contain companies from all of these groups, so long as the acquisition - long-term - was beneficial to Google and wise in retrospect.

This is an Open List, so after you've voted on the smartest acquisitions, feel free to add your own suggestions at the bottom of the page.
 

The Best Google Acquisitions Ever,

Applied Semantics
Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.
Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
Original developers of the Freebase open, shared database
Picasa
An image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos.
Pyra Labs
Creators of Blogger
YouTube
The world's largest video sharing site, founded in 2005 and acquired in November 2006.
Zagat
Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys
Urchin Software
A web statistics analysis program
Android Inc.

reCAPTCHA
A service to protect your website from spam and abuse.
Motorola Mobility
Former mobile division of Motorola. Acquisition still pending approval.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:43:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-google-acquisitions-ever/ready-to-startup
<![CDATA[The Best Car Seat Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/car-seat-brands/werner-brandes
The best car seat brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, safe and reliable brands for babies, toddlers, newborns, and kids. This list answers the question, ‘What are the best car seat brands?’ Top car seat brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing parents and caretakers to select the best options for their children and to select the highest quality car seat brands for their kids themselves, giving them the crucial input on what products are right for a child. The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all major car seat brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy.

Purchasing the car seat brand that is the best fit for children is critical. It’s a matter of comfort and safety: car seats that are too big or too small can cause discomfort for a baby, toddler, or small child- not to mention a safety hazard in certain circumstances- and we all want the best for children, even if it’s something as small as the right choice of car seat brands. Over time, car seats do wear out, so it’s important to replace a child’s car seat regularly as it becomes used to avoid injury and accidents.

Prices for car seat brands vary, depending on the materials used and the durability of the products, but the makers of the best car seat brand have what’s best for babies and kids in mind, just like parents do. Makers of car seats often tailor make their products to be the best for children and babies, and this best-rated brands for babies list will let you know which of these car seat brands for kids really rate high for parent satisfaction.

Many parents have a favorite brand of car seat and this list includes all the most well-known, recognizable, safe car seat brands available on the market today. Each claims to offer the most trusted car seats on the market, but this is what parents recommend, based on voting for the top kids’ car seat brands available today.
The Best Car Seat Brands,

Chicco

Recaro

The Walt Disney Company

Compass

First Years Inc

Peg Perego

Sunshine Kids

Britax

Northwest

Diono


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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:50:58 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/car-seat-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Absinthe Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-absinthe-brands/bottoms-up
Absinthe, AKA the green fairy, has been a popular spirit for centuries, though it was banned in the U.S. and much of Europe in the early 1900s. Now, great absinthe companies can be found all over the world.

What great companies will you find on this best absinthe brands list? Pernod Absinthe was extremely popular before the absinthe ban, and has seen a resurgence since the spirit became legal again in the U.S. in 2007. Pernod is produced in Marseille, France and was founded all the way back in 1805. Vieux Pontarlier is another good absinthe brand.

Marilyn Manson created his own variation of this popular spirit, which he dubbed Mansinthe. Other good brand names that appear on this top absinthe brands list include Absinthe Antitoxin, C.F. Berger, and Blues Cat Absinthe.

Which absinthe brand is your favorite? Vote up the best, most reliable absinthe brand names below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
The Best Absinthe Brands,

La Clandestine Absinthe

Versinthe

C.F. Berger

Blues Cat Absinthe

Absinthe Jade Nouvelle-Orléans

Grande Absente

Absinthe L’Italienne

Absinthe Edouard

Brul d’Alambic

Absinthe Sauvage 1804


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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:16:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-absinthe-brands/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Best Men's Shirt Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mens-shirt-brands/ranker-shopping

Our clothes are what we use to express ourselves the best to the world: they let everyone know what mood we’re in, whether happy, sad, edgy, trendy, or confident. The shirt is often what makes the man and ties a whole look together and the top shirt brands listed here all offer high quality, name brand shirts for any guy who wants to look good. Whether you need a snappy dress shirt, or are looking for one of the many popular T-shirt brands, this list, ranked list of shirt brands will help you look dapper and handsome.

The right style of clothes has everything to do with finding the right brand that matches your personality. What are the best men’s shirt brands available, to really showcase your unique style? Vote on by many stylish guys like you, this list of popular shirt brands will help you put together a look that is just right for you. From casual T-shirts to dress shirts, there are plenty of brands to choose from, depending on your fashion needs. Don't be that guy that is stuck wearing Donald Trump shirts!

This poll ranks the top brands of men’s shirts, including Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Guess, Diesel, Aeropostale, Lacoste, and Adidas. Vote for the top shirt brands below or add the shirt manufacturers and men's shirt brands you think are the best.


The Best Men's Shirt Brands,

Adidas

Burberry

Dolce & Gabbana

Hugo Boss

Levi Strauss & Co.

Nike, Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Tommy Hilfiger

Versace

Lacoste


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:27:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mens-shirt-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Slipper Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-slipper-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing more comfortable than a brand new pair of soft slippers. The smell of stretched leather as you open up the box and gaze at the beautiful qualities of a new pair of shoes is timeless. In fact shoes are one of the few items of clothing that literally everybody looks good in! If you’ve ever asked the question, “What is the best slipper brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! This list includes the top, name-brand slippers for all ages, including: Nike, Adidas, Roxy, Dockers, Eddie Bauer and Nordstrom. The list also includes popular, more generation-trendy shoes such as The North Face, Crocs and Sketchers. When searching for those perfect-fitting shoes always remember that the higher the price is, so the quality is usually higher. Shoes that are more expensive often last the longest, so the durability factor causes many people to want to invest in them. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style either; oftentimes a great shoe can be found that has both the look you want with the advantage of comfort. Remember that there’s not much of a point to purchasing a new pair of shoes if you can’t even wear them the entire day without them hurting your feet!
The Best Slipper Brands,

Adidas

Crocs

Nike, Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Steve Madden

Michael Kors Corporation

Roxy

Minnetonka

Woolrich

Bearpaw


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:38:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-slipper-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Dryer Brands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dryer-brands/ranker-shopping
A dryer is a very important investment to make for you home. Who doesn't love climbing into a warm pair of pajamas fresh out of the dryer? Without a reliable dryer that dries clothes at the right temperature, and spins gently, you might damage your clothes, sheets, towels, and other washable items. What are the best dryer brands? These top brands include the most reliable, durable, energy efficient, and cost-effective dryers available, and are known for being the best in the industry. Many of these brands have been around for decades, and have come highly recommended.  

This list discusses the top list of dryers available, including: General Electric, Samsung, LG Electronics, Roper Industries, Bosch, Electrolux, Maytag, Hotpoint, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, RCA, Amana Corporation, Fagor, Miele, and Haier. If you have ever owned one of these brands, and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for your favorite one today! Feel free to add any dryers to the list that we may have forgotten. 
The Best Dryer Brands of All Time,

Whirlpool Corporation

Electrolux Laundry Systems

Frigidaire

General Electric

Kelvinator

LG Electronics

Panasonic Corporation

Maytag

Bosch

Sears


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:04:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dryer-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Retail Companies to Work For]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-retail-companies-to-work-for/molly-gander
Looking for a list of top retail companies to work for? These are the best retail companies to work for as ranked by retail employees themselves. If you're looking for a new retail job and wondering, "what retail company should I work for?", there are many things to consider, like available hours, flexibility of schedule, and benefits plans offered to employees. The top retail stores to work for tend the be the ones that offer a mix of these options while allowing employees room for upward mobility and job promotion.

Not everyone has the same opinions about what makes a company one of the best retailers to work for. The best place to work for one person might be the company that offers the most paid time off. Others would seek available jobs with retail companies that have the best benefits packages (including health and wealth packages). Others still look for a retail job with flexible hours for school. There are many factors that contribute to the makings of a great retail job (like a chance to be promoted to management and locations in multiple cities), but every person has their own opinions to share on this list of the best retail companies to work for.

What are the best retail companies to work for? Who are the top retail employers? What is the best retail company to get a job with? What retail company offers the best benefits for employees? Many of these factors contribute to choosing the top retail company to work for. If you have worked for one of these places and have an opinion on which retail treats its employees best with regards to salary, management, and time off, vote for them here (up or down).

If you're of the belief that a happy employee gives the best customer service, you might want to augment your decision about the top retail company to work for with the lists of the companies with the best customer service and the companies with the worst customer service.
The Best Retail Companies to Work For,

Amazon.com

American Eagle Outfitters

Barnes & Noble

Gap Inc.

REI

Starbucks

Wegmans

Whole Foods Market

Apple

Target


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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:43:54 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-retail-companies-to-work-for/molly-gander
<![CDATA[The Best Bass Guitar Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bass-guitar-brands/werner-brandes
List of bass guitar brands that include the most popular and reliable models available. There is a lot to consider when looking for the perfect bass guitar for you. The body style, neck, scale length, tuning machines, intonation, fingerboard, number of frets, pickups and type of wood all make a difference in how your bass guitar sounds and feels in your hand. The most popular bass guitars include those from major manufacturers of musical instruments, including Fender, Yamaha, Warwick and more. Use this comparison of bass guitar brands as a guide when researching the best bass makers.

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four, five, six, or eight strings. The four-string bass—by far the most common—is usually tuned the same as the double bass. This list includes the best four-string basses and more.

So what are the best bass guitar brands? It depends on what type of music you are playing--jazz, rock, blues and bass-heavy metal will all require different types of bass guitars. Users looking for a new bass guitar will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on quality and features.
The Best Bass Guitar Brands,

Danelectro

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Gibson Guitar Corporation

Gretsch

G&L Musical Instruments

Ibanez

Music Man

Rickenbacker

Yamaha Corporation

Warwick


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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:38:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bass-guitar-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Cheap Headphone Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-headphone-brands/werner-brandes
Having a solid pair of headphones/earphones is absolutely necessary for on-the-go music lovers. This list includes information on the best cheap headphones brands. The headphone makers on this list will get you bumpin' and grindin' like you're at a personal silent disco without breaking the bank. Some of these top cheap headphones brands make earbuds and others sell over-the-ear models. A few high-end headphones brands even make cheaper lines of products.

Headphones can get expensive, but many great companies offer affordable options. One of the most popular brands of inexpensive headphones is the Apple EarPods. If you've purchased an iPod in the last 10 years, odds are you already have a pair of these stark white earbuds. JVC's Gumy Plus is another good cheap headphone brand that is available at many stores around the country.

Which inexpensive headphones brand is your favorite? Vote up the headphone manufacturers you consider the most reliable (and affordable) and join the conversation in the comments section if you have any top secret headphone information to share!
The Best Cheap Headphone Brands,

Koss Corporation

Harman Kardon

Audio-Technica ATH-M30

Panasonic ErgoFit

Sony MDREX110AP/B Earbuds with Microphone

Creative Sound Blaster Jam

JVC Gumy Plus

Athm40x

Jbl

Shure SRH144


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<![CDATA[The Best Gin Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-gin-brands/bottoms-up
 The best gin brands come in many forms. Some good gin brands produce distilled gin and others make London gin. Gin first became popular in England in the 1600s, and it is now a favorite spirit all over the world. Many gin manufacturers are located over-seas, but a few great gin companies call the United States home.

What beverages appear on this best gin brands list? Tanqueray is one of the most popular gin companies around. This good gin brand name has been mentioned in several popular songs including tracks by Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna. Black Robin is another one of the best gin brands that you will find on this list.

Bacardi may be best known for making rum, but its gin brand, Bombay Sapphire, is also a best seller. Other good gin companies that appear on this top gin brand list include Bloom, Deep Wells and McCormick London Dry.

Which gin brand do you like the best? Vote up your favorite brand of gin below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
The Best Gin Brands,

Tanqueray

Oliver Cromwell

Monkey 47

Williams Chase

Martin Millers

Black Robin

Bombay Sapphire

Hayman's

Norseman

Hendricks


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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:15:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-gin-brands/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Best Oven Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-oven-brands/werner-brandes
List of oven brands that include the most reliable models available. Oven manufacturers include those from major makers of home appliances, including GE, Sharp, Samsung and more. This list answers the question, 'What are the best microwave brands?' Users looking for a new oven will want to research a variety of different oven brands to find the one that best suits their cooking needs, based on function and features.

Gas and electric ovens vary by type. Some are designed to go under a range cook top, while others are counter top models that can be a tight fit in a crowded kitchen with little counter space available. Most of the major oven brands are available in a variety of different styles, each designed to best suit a customers' specific cooking needs. Ease and convenience are certainly big factors to consider when choosing a new oven.

Ovens brands offer varying degrees of cooking power, as well. Some models can cook food quickly using higher wattage to get the job done. Others might take a bit longer, but they also work well. What is the best oven company? That's subjective, and often based on a consumer's past experiences with a specific brand. As you might be familiar with brand loyalty perhaps with some of the best laptop brands, television brands, etc. it is similarly important to choose a brand you trust. This list includes a vast majority of the most recognizable oven brand names that are currently on the market.

From built-in oven model brands to under the range and even smaller counter top models, this list includes those top rated oven brands that consumers might wish to learn more about, including best full sized oven brands and more compact models.
The Best Oven Brands,

Electrolux

General Electric

Maytag

Miele

Bosch

Dacor

American Range

Bertazzoni

Verona

Viking


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Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:01:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-oven-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best OTC Drug Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/otc-drug-brands/werner-brandes
The best OTC drug brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, safe, and effective brands for every day and occasional use. This list answers the question, ‘What are the best OTC drug brands?’ The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all the major OTC drug brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy. Top OTC drug brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing shoppers to select the best options for themselves and their family and to select the highest quality OTC drug brands for the family or for individuals.

Purchasing the OTC drug brand that is the best fit for the consumer is key. It’s a matter of customer satisfaction: OTC drugs that are not strong enough or have side effects can lead to poor results for the user- not to mention brand dissatisfaction not used correctly- and we all want the best product for the money, even if it’s something as small as the right choice of OTC drug brands. Over time, OTC drugs wear off, so it’s important to find a long-lasting OTC drug brand that is also a consumer favorite brand, a sure sign of a quality product.

Prices for OTC drug brands may vary, depending on the materials used and the durability of the products, but the makers of the top OTC drug brand have what’s best for consumers in mind. Makers of OTC drug often tailor make their products to be the best for home use (as well as some of the best travel OTC drug brands), and this best-rated brands for the home list will let you know which of these quality OTC drug brands really rate high for customer satisfaction.

Many individuals have a favorite brand of OTC drug and this list includes all of the most well-known, recognizable, safe OTC drug brands available on the market today. Each claims to offer the most trusted OTC drugs on the market, but this is what real users recommend, based on voting for the top OTC drug brands available today. It’s good to keep in mind that the best OTC drug brands for one person might be the worst OTC drug brand for another, and that thoroughly considering OTC drug consumer feedback is crucial for your shopping satisfaction.
The Best OTC Drug Brands,

Johnson & Johnson

Bausch & Lomb

Bayer

GlaxoSmithKline

Airborne

Biofreeze

Afrin

Advil

Alka Seltzer

Aleve


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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:38:39 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/otc-drug-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Cheap Laptop Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-laptop-brands/werner-brandes
List of cheap laptop brands that include the most reliable models available. Cheap laptop brands include those from major manufacturers of portable computers including Acer, ASUS, Sony and more.

People looking for a cheap laptop, like students, need an affordable laptop option, but they also demand a lot from their laptops. Small computers need to be portable enough to take to class, work or to a study session, but they also need adequate performance. Selecting a laptop is made even more complex by the fact that many people also use laptops as gaming machines, portable boom-boxes, televisions, and for other types of entertainment.

The laptop brands listed here meet the needs of people looking for a deal on laptops who don't want to sacrifice quality. Most of the brands here have powerful dual-core or quad-core processors, they can all last at least four hours on a charge and they’re all capable of handling basic 3D games, HD video and other entertainment needs. And the top choices for cheap laptops have options that are available for $600 or less.This list answers the question, 'What are the best laptop brands for the money?' Users looking for new laptop items will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on quality and features.
The Best Cheap Laptop Brands,

Acer Inc.

Compaq

Hewlett-Packard

LG Electronics

Panasonic Corporation

Philips

Sony Corporation

Toshiba

Vizio

Asus


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Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:16:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-laptop-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Colleges for Business]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-business/college-info
List of the best colleges for business. These are b-schools for A-students. Each of the absolute best business colleges are ranked here and ready to be re-ranked by you -- which is, after all, how a good business should work. Some children grow up wanting to be in the NBA while others grow up wanting to have an MBA. These universities are for the latter type of human being. Business school is a full-time job in itself, even when you are an undergrad seeking a bachelor's degree. And that very business degree can bring you from collegiate student to million-dollar mogul with luck and a good education (but good luck getting into one of these!). Make sure to read which larger universities on this list are the hosts of the specific b-school. For instance, Boston U. is the university while The School of Management is the business college. BU's School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, just like the rest of these top-notch colleges for the next generation of businessmen and women. Here is the greatest list of top undergrad schools for business majors that will stop you from wondering "what are the best business colleges out there?" In fact, the only question left will be "How can I get enrolled?"
The Best Colleges for Business,

Auburn University

Columbia Business School
New York, New York
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

 
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New York University Stern School of Business
New York, New York
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Minnesota, Morris

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:48:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-colleges-for-business/college-info
<![CDATA[The Best Cigar Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cigar-brands/ranker-shopping
For the sophisticated tobacco enthusiast there’s nothing worse than trying a new brand of cigar because it’s a dollar cheaper only to find that the taste of the tobacco is just awful. There are so many different brands of cigars in today’s market, and each one uses very different ingredients in it. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best cigar brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! With well over a hundred varieties to choose from and several different flavor and strength options available, finding the right brand can be quite a challenging task if you’re trying to avoid investing a bunch of money in purchasing different types before you find that perfect blend. The best tobacco products are made with the finest ingredients. Nothing says sophistication or elegance better than a fine cigar! This list discusses the most popular brands of cigars, including: Montecristo, A. Fernandez, Backwoods, Alonso Menendez, Avanti, Black Patch Reserve, Campo Verde, Bermudez, Diamond Crown, Cohiba, Dunhill, Galiano, Olor Del Cibao Cigars and Matacan. If you’ve ever tried any of these brands please share your opinion with the rest of the world and vote for the best ones today!
The Best Cigar Brands,

Dunhill Records

Ambrosia

La Gloria Cubana

Bolívar

1881

Cuesta-Rey

Cohiba

Alec Bradley

Montecristo

La Aroma De Cuba


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:06:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cigar-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Top Women's Shoe Designers]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-women_s-shoe-designers
Find Your Perfect Pair At Shoe Metro!

Who are the top women's shoe designers? This list of major shoe brands includes some famous, fashion-forward designers who've been making stylish footwear for women for decades (think Louboutin's red bottom shoes), as well as some relative newcomers who have become quite popular and are making a huge splash in the fashion scene (Beatrix Ong's edgy shoes come to mind). What's the best women's shoe designer? The names on this list are determined by the Ranker community (well, the fashionista division of it). If you've got a 'thing' for women's shoes (and really, who doesn't?!), make your own list of your favorites.

Who is the absolute top ladies shoe designer? That's subjective. Everyone has a personal favorite, including me. And while I can't always afford to fill my closet up with stunning stilettos and fashionable ballet flats from these designers, I can definitely dream big!

These top women's shoe designers make more than your average, everyday shoe. No, their shoes are works of art! If you're a fashionista with an eye for the fanciest of footwear, step up now and make sure your favorite women's shoe designer makes the list.
The Top Women's Shoe Designers,

Burberry

Chanel

Gucci

Prada

Yves Saint Laurent

Michael Kors Corporation

Jimmy Choo Ltd

Christian Louboutin

Giuseppe Zanotti

Manolo Blahnik


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Fri, 16 Sep 2011 02:38:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-women_s-shoe-designers
<![CDATA[The Best Cheap Skin Care Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-skin-care-brands/werner-brandes
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or just right – skin care is an important part of a person's beauty regimen. Some of the best cheap skin care brands can be found in drug stores and big box stores across the country. Many of these inexpensive skin care companies offer a variety of products. Check out this list of the top cheap skincare manufacturers, ranked from best to worst by user votes. 

You've probably experimented with many over the counter skin products throughout your life... so which has proven to be your favorite skin care product maker? Aveeno has to be one of the most popular inexpensive skin care products. This company appeals to customers through their spokeswoman, Jennifer Aniston. Garnier may be known for their hair care line, but they are also a top cheap skin care brand.

If you want good cheap skin care products, but you don't feel like leaving the house, you can always call up your local Avon Lady. Avon offers lotions, serums, and even make-up to their clients. Other great inexpensive skin care brands include Neutrogena, Vaseline and Burt's Bees. What is your go-to cheap skin care brand? Vote up your favorite companies and please add any we may have missed.
The Best Cheap Skin Care Brands,

Aveeno

Burt's Bees

Neutrogena

L'Oréal

St. Ives

Clinique

Vaseline

Jergens

Eucerin

Olay


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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:51:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-skin-care-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[Cats in Over Their Heads Making Big Decisions]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cats-at-work/ashley-reign

Think cat life is all snuggles and nap time? Think again. The cats you’re about to meet have heard all the stereotypes, and they’re here to shred your misconceptions like a brand new leather coach. Here you’ll find no stuffed mice or nice balls of yarn, but incredibly important business cats trying to make the big decisions. That’s right, you’re about to see a collection of some of the hardest working cats the professional world has to offer.
 
These four-legged entrepreneurs are masters of many industries, from computer tech to construction to aviation. But whether they’re coming up with the latest trends in the world of fashion or preparing for their next press conference, rest assured that each and every one of their furry little heads is pondering the bigger picture.

You’ll see some of the world’s finest furry businessmen and businesswomen, carefully considering important topics, such as which computer key to bat at next or whether to recline on the office printer or a co-worker’s laptop during their next break. These hard-working furballs range from important CEO kittens to rookies who are still trying to figure out their first day on the job.
 
So get inspired by the kitty leaders of tomorrow with this impressive collection of cats at work. Whether you’re looking to inspire your own employees with some cat pictures or just giggle at how cute kittens look in tiny ties, rest assured that the following collection of funny cats will not disappoint. 


Cats in Over Their Heads Making Big Decisions,

Tech Support Cat Digs Deep Into the Problem

Overtime Cat Ponders Early Retirement

Lifeguard Cat Will Resesitate You After His Nap

Accountant Cat Takes a Break from His Spreadsheets

Hollister Cat Is SO Over Folding

Maid Cat Wonders Why They Even Make White Furniture

Yoga Teacher Cat Reaches Nirvana

Window Washer Cat's First Day Is Not Going Well

Cubicle Cat Reminds Himself to Clear His Internet History

Lawyer Cat Spots Issues with These Contracts


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Fri, 01 May 2015 10:47:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/cats-at-work/ashley-reign
<![CDATA[The Best Netbook Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-netbook-brands/ranker-shopping
With the rise in popularity of laptop notebooks over the past decade or so, netbook computers have also become a must-have for consumers. However, just remember that a nice desktop PC can also make all the difference: it typically has more space to store larger files such as music and movies, and is a perfect solution for ensuring all of your laptop files and data have a safe place to be backed up in. If your laptop or netbook has ever been infected with a nasty virus, adware or a Trojan, you probably understand the importance of having a good alternative when you are unable to access your notebook. An added benefit for purchasing a netbook instead of a Desktop or laptop is that having the convenience of portable features allows users to literally take their data with them everywhere they go, and they’re typically much smaller than traditional notebooks. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best netbook brands?” you’ve definitely come to the right place; this list includes the top brands for netbook computers, such as: Dell, Apple, IBM, Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Cisco and Lenovo. These top brands of netbook computers have been in the industry for years; they are the forerunners of the computer world. If you are the owner of one of these brands, please vote for your favorite today!
The Best Netbook Brands,

Acer Inc.

Compaq

Hewlett-Packard

Intel

LG Electronics

Microsoft Corporation

Sony Corporation

Apple

Asus

MSI


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:37:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-netbook-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Faucet Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-faucet-brands/ranker-shopping
When making the decision to begin a daunting home remodel, consider investing in a bathroom or kitchen renovation. Studies taken by real estate experts have shown that the two most important rooms within your home to remodel are the kitchen and the bathroom; investing your hard earned cash into either one of these rooms will often give you an eighty percent return on your investment! While remodeling these two rooms might be an expensive project to tackle, it will be well worth it in the end when your home is more valuable than it was to start with. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best faucet brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! This list of most popular faucet brands include only the best in the industry – they are the ones who have invested decades perfecting their products, and have left a trail of happy customers behind. This list discusses best selling faucet brands, including: Delta, Moen, Kohler, American Standard, Ideal Standard, Lennox International, Vitra, Toto, Duravit, Goulds Pumps, Bossini, Grohe and Imperial. If you have ever tried one of these brands and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for the best one today!
The Best Faucet Brands,

American Standard Companies

Delta Faucet Company

Jacuzzi

Kohler Company

Lennox International

Moen

Franke

Bette

Ideal Standard

Vitra


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:39:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-faucet-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Countries to Start a Business]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-to-start-a-business/ranker-travel
List of the Best Countries to Start a Business ranked from best to worst. What is most important to you and your business? Is it labor costs, importing and exporting capabilities or the level of difficulty in starting a new company? Different countries offer advantages and disadvantages for new businesses. Which one is the best? Vote on this list of the best countries to start a business and let us know what you think.

To this day, the United States remain a great place to start a new business. With a high level of economic integration and a relatively low start-up cost, the United States offer great resources for young companies. The American dream is still alive and well.

China offers low production costs, so if you are going to manufacture a physical product look to Asia. China also has a large population, equating to a large consumer base. Japan also provides great business opportunities and are very willing to work with other nations. The Netherlands offer business owners a great financial model with little red tape, allowing your company to thrive.

Which country is the best to start a business? Vote on this list and share any experience you have starting a business in the comments section.
The Best Countries to Start a Business,

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

Germany

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Spain

Switzerland


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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:38:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-countries-to-start-a-business/ranker-travel
<![CDATA[The Best American-Chinese Food Chain In The U.S.]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-chinese-food-chain-in-the-u-s-/zxray
Another great cultural food that has become so American! With all the buffets, and local places as well, it would just be wrong to NOT start ranking the great Chinese Places in the States.
The Best American-Chinese Food Chain In The U.S.,

BD's Mongolian Grill
International
P. F. Chang's China Bistro
National Chain
Pick Up Stix
Regional, CA/AZ/NV
Leeann Chin
Regional, MN/WI
Big Bowl Fresh Chinese and Thai
Regional, MN/IL/VA
City Wok
Regional, CA/CO/DC
DinTaiFung
International

China Garden
Local Metro, San Santonio, TX
Mark Pi's Asian Concepts
International
Chin Chin Restaurant
Regional, CA/NV

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Sat, 11 May 2013 01:08:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-chinese-food-chain-in-the-u-s-/zxray
<![CDATA[The Best Sparkling Water Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sparkling-water-brands/werner-brandes
Check out this list of the best sparkling water manufacturers, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Sparkling water is a refreshing beverage with a bubbly burst of carbonation. It's a great cocktail mixer, it can help with digestion, and if you add a little lemon and ice, you've made yourself a delicious, non-alcoholic cocktail. Some good sparkling water brands focus on plain water, while other sparkling water makers offer a variety of delicious flavors. Many of the great sparkling water brands you'll see on listed below are available at your local grocery store.

Some of the most popular sparkling water companies have to be Perrier and San Pellegrino. Even if you're not a fan of sudsy water, you're probably familiar with these two brands. These classic sparkling waters make for a sophisticated drink to be enjoyed with any meal. Poland Spring is best known for their standard bottled water, but did you know they also offer a sparkling variety?

When it comes to flavored sparkling water, Cascade Ice  and La Croix make some great sparkling water. You can enjoy flavors like grapefruit, vanilla, or a more traditional lemon-lime option. Other examples of top sparkling water brands that appear on this list include Good Value, Topo Chico, and Black Bear.

Which sparkling water do you turn to to wet your whistle? Take a look at this list and share your opinions in the comments section.
The Best Sparkling Water Brands,

Gerolsteiner Brunnen

Ensinger Mineral-Heilquellen

Mineralbrunnen Überkingen-Teinach

Perrier

San Pellegrino

Voss Artesian Water

Poland Spring

Gerolsteiner

Mineralbrunnen Krumbach

Sparkling Ice


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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:49:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sparkling-water-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/republican-companies/coy-jandreau
Just like most people, major Corporations tend to swing one way or another politically. Whether it's a Republican CEO, influential Republican stock holders, or the people that heavily endorse the product, what goes on behind the scenes is often a lot more politically charged than you'd imagine. But who are the most surprising Republican corporations out there? We've created a list of big companies with political agendas that lean to the right. 

Sometimes a company's allegiance will surprise you. Just because a company isn't publicly Republican doesn't mean they aren't incentivized by Republican beliefs - you don't realize all of the politics behind that simple burger joint or late night taco stop. Some companies you would expect to be GOP inclined (you'll notice there are no oil companies or national banks on this list), but these are the surprises; the places you had no idea were politically affiliated.

Does the dollar you spend on a White Castle turn into a quarter in the pocket of a politician who stands for everything you're against? Does that stuffed crust pizza come with a side of guilt over the anti-gay legislation it might help pass? Does each six pack of your favorite cheap brew turn into a few bucks for the gun lobbyist?

These are the companies you didn't realize had strong Republican leanings. Vote up the one that surprised you most!
Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican,

Arby's
Want a roast beef sandwich and some curly fries? Gotta go Red. Roark Capital Group, which acquired Arby’s last year, was named after Howard Roark, protagonist in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” If that's not Republican we don't know what is. 

Source: Forbes

Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A chain president Dan Cathy, (son of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy) said in an interview with the Baptist Press that “as an organization we can operate on biblical principles.” Asked about the company’s support of the “traditional family,” Cathy answered, “Well, guilty as charged... We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit... We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.” 

Source: BPnews.net


Outback Steakhouse
An overwhelming 90% of Outback's (substantial) political contributions go directly to Republican Candidates. 

Source: Democratic Underground

Red Lobster
Red Lobsters political donations are a whopping 91% Republican according to Buy Blue.org.
Taco Bell
How could it be, Taco Bell? HOW?! 

The 
Center for Responsive Politics reports that 87% of the donations by the Yum! Brands PAC (Taco Bell,KFC, Long John Silver) have gone to Republicans in this election cycle. 


Waffle House

The breakfast joint has given $100,000 to the Karl Rove super PAC American Crossroads.  

Think Progress Report had this to say:


"This is surprising because one doesn’t normally associate Big Waffle with big scary super-PACs, but also not that surprising: CEO Jim Rogers Jr. is a longtime supporter of Republican causes, and the company’s political action committee has given exclusively to Republicans (in considerably more modest quantities). His ties to Romney date back to 2006, when he joined the finance team of Romney’s political action committee, Commonwealth PAC."

Source: ThinkProgress report


Wendy's
Wendy's is actually one of the top contributers to the Republican party in all of the food industry, contributing a whopping $230,600. 9% to Dems, 91% to Republicans. 

Source: Open Secrets

Angelsoft, Inc.
These guys are associated with Gun Lobbying! The softest of Toilet Paper? Not so soft anymore, eh? Turns out Angel Soft is run by Koch Industries headed by Charles and David Koch. They are planning to funnel approximately $400 million to groups like the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, and the American Future Fund. 

 Source: Huffington Post


Wonder Bread
Flowers Foods, the company behind Wonder Bread, Tastykakes and many more American staples, has given 99.5 percent of its political contributions to GOP candidates since 1979.  

Who knew Wonder Bread would be more Right Wing than the Koch brothers?

Source: New York Times

Applebee's
According to the Democratic Underground, America's Favorite Neighbor leans an astounding 91% to the right.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:39:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/republican-companies/coy-jandreau
<![CDATA[The Best Craft Supply Stores]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-craft-stores/ranker-shopping

Feeling creative? This list is for you. These are the best craft supply stores, as ranked by hobbyists like you. Where you shop for craft supplies depends on your individual project. Maybe you're knitting a cozy winter scarf, or perhaps you're more of a jewelry maker. Whatever your crafty preference, you'll find the perfect stores for craft supplies on this list.

What specialty establishments will you find on this list of the best craft supply stores? Michaels is a one-stop shop for arts and crafts lovers. Whether you're assembling a scrapbook or are learning to paint, Michaels has everything you need to create homemade crafts. Hobby Lobby is another one of the best stores for picking up crafting supplies. In recent years Etsy has become a great place to buy crafting supplies, as well as unique gifts made by crafters all over the world. Other good shops featured on this craft store list include Hobby Town U.S.A., Target, and Ebay.

Do you have a favorite craft supplies store? Vote the best places up to the top of this list and please add any good retailers that are missing.


The Best Craft Supply Stores,

Amazon.com

Etsy

Jo-Ann Stores

Michaels

Walmart

Factory Direct Craft

Oriental Trading

Scrapbook.com

Artist and Craftsman Supply

Blick Art Materials


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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:28:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-craft-stores/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Laminate Floor Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-laminate-floor-brands/ranker-shopping
There are a number of laminate floor brands available to choose from, as well as a number of stores to choose them from! If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best laminate floor brands available?” you’ve definitely come to the right place! Investing in a new laminate floor can add instant value to your home, but it is a rather expensive project to take a gamble on. Since hardwood floors can become so easily scratched and scuffed, many consumers are making the switch to investing in a laminate floor instead of the traditional hardwoods. Laminate flooring is pet-friendly, and if you rent your home out it’s the perfect solution for tenants. When you sink your money into a product that is durable, you end up getting your money’s worth back in the end. While some people are skeptics about investing in a laminate floor vs. a traditional type, in today’s market there are many style of laminate that are incredibly realistic. Most of the time a person won’t even be able to tell that it’s a laminate floor, making the decision to switch even easier. This list will provide you with a number of trustworthy laminate brands to choose from.
The Best Laminate Floor Brands,

3M

Amana Corporation

Lumber Liquidators Inc.

Mohawk

Coleman

Kensington Manor

Bruce Flooring

Major Brand

Dream Home

Bona


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:52:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-laminate-floor-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Tennis Racket Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tennis-racket-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing like being a kid, holding your new tennis racket in your hand, and swinging it into the air, listening ever closely to that swooshing sound that reverberates in your ears – you know the sound; it’s the one that makes you think you could be the next Andre Agassi. Your mind quickly wanders to the sights and sounds of a jam packed stadium with hundreds of spectators cheering you on. Never mind if you even hit the ball or not at that first swing; the important thing is that you knew you were the next face of success in the sports world, and you held on as tightly to that dream as you did that tennis racket.If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best tennis racket brands available?” then you’ve definitely come to the right place! If you’re considering picking up that childhood dream once again, or just longing for a great anger-therapy workout session, these top brands are sure to satisfy!This list discusses the best brands of tennis rackets, including: Adidas, Fila, Dunlop Sport, Head, Yonex, Asics, Avery, Killerspin, Wilson, ProKennex, Volkl Tennis, Prince and Pacific. If you own one of these brands please vote on your favorite today!
The Best Tennis Racket Brands,

Adidas

ASICS

Babolat

Dunlop Sport

Fila Korea

Wilson Sporting Goods

Yonex

Prince

Head

Völkl Tennis


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:12:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tennis-racket-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Cufflink Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cufflink-brands/ranker-shopping
Our clothes are what we use to express ourselves the best to the world: they let everyone know what mood we’re in, whether happy, sad, edgy, trendy or confident. The right style of clothes has everything to do with finding the right brand that matches your personality. A darker wash of jeans and a button down shirt gives off a relaxed but classy sense of style; mesh shorts and athletic shoes announces how fit you are to the world and a neatly-pressed suit and tie will show the rest of the world how confident and professional you are. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best cufflink brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! Finding that perfect brand that has the perfect price tag on it is easier than ever; there are several different varieties of name-brand clothing that are available to match your needs. Designer clothing is known for its hand-crafted designs, durability and trendy looks. This list discusses the top brands of cufflinks, including: Prada, Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Hugo Boss, De Beers, Perry Ellis and Fendi. If you have a favorite brand please vote on your favorite today!
The Best Cufflink Brands,

Alfred Dunhill Ltd.

Bulgari

Burberry

Cartier

Dolce & Gabbana

Gucci

Montblanc

Prada

TAG Heuer

Tiffany & Co.


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:13:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cufflink-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Blender Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-blender-brands/ranker-shopping
While it may seem like a small or insignificant product to think about, a kitchen just isn’t complete without certain appliances like coffee pots, toaster ovens, kitchen utensils, microwaves, cutting boards and blenders. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best blender brands available,” before you’ve definitely come to the right place! This list answers the question, “Who makes the best blenders?”A well-made blender stands above the rest; they’re one of a kind in craft and excellence, and to top it all off, the durability factor is off the charts. It’s just no wonder that these are some of the most trusted brands in the industry! This list includes the most popular blender brands like Bamix, Margaritaville, Kitchenaid, Kenwood, Kenmore, Starbucks, All-Clad, LG, Frigidaire, Calphalon, Chef’s Choice, Brylane Home, Betty Crocker, Whirlpool, Williams Sonoma, General Electric, Sharp, Vitamix, Ninja and many other famous kitchen brands. Each item on this list was selected carefully to ensure it included only the best brands, and the most popular ones were placed in front of the rest. If you have a favorite brand, or happen to be the proud owner of one of these popular appliances, please vote for your best today!
The Best Blender Brands,

Oster

JVC Kenwood Holdings Inc.

Beaba

Saeco

Technivorm

Starbucks

Vitamix

Krups

Bamix

Ninja


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:29:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-blender-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Top Organic and "Green" Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-organic-and-and-quot_green-and-quot_-brands/ranker-shopping
With an ever climbing rise in popularity, organic and all-natural products have skyrocketed in grocery stores across America. The rising knowledge about healthy living, Growth Hormone additives and added chemicals in food products have left consumers searching for natural food alternatives that don’t have any processed chemicals in them. Organic foods and beverages are more expensive than others, but the cost may well be worth it in the end. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best organic brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! Since consumers started to demand more honesty among manufacturers, it is important to know which brands are trustworthy and deliver products that truly are organic. Researching these brands could potentially protect you from being a victim of the recent money-making scams that companies are now being sued for when they lied about ingredients on their labels. These are some of the most trustworthy brands available that are also Certified Organic. This list discusses the best organic brands, including: Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Dean Foods, Organic Valley, Horizon, Amy’s Kitchen, Burt’s Bees, Tom’s, Seventh Generation and Eden Foods. If you’ve tried several of these brands please vote for your favorite today!
The Top Organic and "Green" Brands,

365

Amy's Kitchen

Bob's Red Mill

Burt's Bees

Seventh Generation Inc.

Trader Joe's

Whole Foods Market

Organic Valley

Cascadian Farm

Simply Organic


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:37:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/top-organic-and-and-quot_green-and-quot_-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Kayak Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-kayak-brands/ranker-shopping
Owning a kayak is a luxury that many dream about but few ever get the privilege of owning. Imagine the sounds of the water as you gently glide by with only the paddle and the beautifully crafted boat as company; the serene adventure of riding the waves brings a certain sense of solace and peace that few other sporting events could bring. It’s the perfect getaway to the hustle and bustle lives we live dodging other cars on the highways and spending sometimes hours commuting back and forth to work. Imagine no red light, no other vehicles to worry about and no noise – this is what makes the life of kayaking an instant appeal to the masses.Owning a sailboat is not beyond anyone’s reach; where there’s a will there’s always a way. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best kayak brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! These brands and designers are known for mastering the art of boating and have dedicated their skills to fashioning only the best quality of boats in the industry.This list discusses the most popular kayak brands, including: Aqua Dynamic, Arrow, Atlantis, Clearwater Design and Dagger. Vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Kayak Brands,

Arrow

Rawson

Perception Records

Impex

Kayman

Eddyline

Swift

Current Designs

Old Town

Dagger


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:06:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-kayak-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Bow Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bow-brands/ranker-shopping
Precision is the name of the game when it comes to the sport of archery. Having a keen eye that can focus in on the tiny red circle on the middle of the target, draw back the bowstring without losing that focus, and hitting the mark perfectly is what separates the novice from the amateur. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best bow brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! The best brands of archery bows include only the top of the line; they are known for being the most accurate and most durable bows on the market. Many of these brands began decades ago and have spent many years seasoning their products to provide only the best quality to consumers. These are the brands that have carried a reputation for being the best, and have left a trail of satisfied customers behind. This list discussed the top brands of bows, including: Browning, Cabela’s, L.L. Bean, Ross, AMS, Admiral, Cascade, Diamond, Elite Archery, Wizard, Athens and Bear. If you are the proud owner of one of these brands and want to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Bow Brands,

GamePlan Inc

Cascade

Velocity

Philippine Stock Exchange

Bushnell Corporation

Elite

Genesis

Bear

Arrow Precision

Martin Archery


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:12:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bow-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Car Insurance for New Drivers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-car-insurance-for-new-drivers/business-and-company-info

When your child is ready to start driving, it’s time to face a ton of choices for the best car insurance for new drivers. How do you choose what options will provide the best insurance for teen drivers? Consider the type and value of the car your teen will be driving. Who owns the car? If you are the owner or co-owner of the car, you can add your teen to your own insurance policy. For new drivers, this may not be the best option, however, as you will be insuring your new driver at the same rate as your other cars. Does your teen need both comprehensive and collision coverage? Again, it depends on what type of car they are driving, and who owns it. If your teen has bought their own car, and it’s a bit older, you may find that your best choice for new driver insurance is a separate policy with lower liability limits, or liability coverage only.

 

Will your new driver be living at home or going away to school? Will they be taking their new car to college? If your child is leaving home without the car, the top auto insurers for new drivers offer a prorated rate, so you can remove the teen from your policy during portions of the year where they are not driving the car. You may have to be persistent to get your agent to agree to this, but if budget is a serious consideration, the best insurance company for your new driver will work with you.  

 Do you know which car insurance company is best for new drivers? Vote below! If there's anything we've missed, be sure to add it to the list.


The Best Car Insurance for New Drivers,

American International Group

Amica Mutual Insurance

GEICO

Liberty Mutual

Mercury Insurance Group

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

State Farm Insurance

The Hartford

USAA

Allstate Insurance Company


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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:42:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-car-insurance-for-new-drivers/business-and-company-info
<![CDATA[The Best Mezcal Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mezcal-brands/bottoms-up
The best Mezcal brands really bring that strong, smoky flavor to the table. Although some Mezcal brands can be sweet, many mezcal tequilas derive their bold tasted from the maguey plant in Mexico. Most of the best mezcal brands are produced in Oaxaca, but the drink is popular all over the world. Many of the top mezcal companies add a worm to the drink in the bottling process.

What good mezcal companies will you find on this best mezcal brands list? Los Amantes is frequently one of the best reviewed mezcals on the market. This top mezcal brand name is distilled three times, and features fruity, sweet tones. Fidencio is another great mezcal company.

San Juan is the home of the delicious Sombra Mezcal, which is tasty when enjoyed neat, as well as in a mixer. Other great companies that appear on this top mezcal brands list include Scorpion Resposado Mezcal, Mescal Vago, and Montelobos.

Which mezcal brand is the best? Vote up the best, most reliable mezcal brand names below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
The Best Mezcal Brands,

Del Maguey Single Village

Mezcales de Leyenda

Métl

Fidencio

Sombra

Los Nahuales Joven

Los Amantes

Pierde Almas Espadín

Bruxo No.1 Mezcal Espadin

Narro


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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:16:41 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mezcal-brands/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Best Pistachio Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pistachio-brands/werner-brandes
Enjoy this list of the best pistachio brands, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Pistachios are a delicious nut, packed with protein making them a great afternoon snack. Some top pistachio brands sell the nuts without shells and others keep them in their shells. Their are several great pistachio brands available in grocery stores across the country.

Perhaps the most famous brand of pistachios is Wonderful. Their “Get Crackin'” campaign has featured everyone from Stephen Colbert to Snooki to Homer Simpson in fun commercials. Other delicious pistachio companies are Everybody's Nuts and Kirkland Signature.

Planters also appears on this list of the best pistachio nut brands as does Blue Diamond Growers. Trader Joe's brand, Oh! Nuts and J&D Fine Foods are among the top pistachio companies in the world.

Do you have a favorite brand of pistachios? Take a look at this list and vote the best pistachio company and brands up to the top!
The Best Pistachio Brands,

Blue Diamond Growers

Trader Joe's

Whole Foods Market

Planters

Kirkland Signature

Wonderful

Good Vaule

Everybody's Nuts

Emerald Nuts

Oh! Nuts


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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:08:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pistachio-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[Fortune 500 CEOs Who Served in the Military]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ceos-who-served-in-the-military/mike-rothschild
Business leaders who served in the military have a tremendous knowledge in leadership and motivation. Many CEOs of major companies spent time in the armed forces, with a number seeing combat in the Vietnam War, and some even being wounded. Along the way, they learned a great deal about how to motivate people under you, logistics, efficiency, and managing expectations.

These lessons would come in handy when they transitioned to the business world. These leaders turned major companies around, oversaw mergers and new products, weathered uncertain economic times, and made profits for shareholders - all while managing employees with the skills they learned in the military.

As the current generation of Vietnam veteran CEOs retires, the corporate world is left with a vacuum that won't be filled for decades, until Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans take high-ranking business leadership positions. Here are some of the most prominent current and recently retired CEOs who also served in the military.

Fortune 500 CEOs Who Served in the Military,

Robert A. McDonald
Retired Procter & Gamble Chairman and CEO Robert McDonald wanted to enlist in the Army so much that he wrote his Congressman to ask for a special exemption - at 11 years old. He eventually graduated, serving in the elite 82nd Airborne Division, and retiring as a Captain. He served in the Obama cabinet as Secretary for Veterans Affairs.

Daniel Akerson
The former chairman and CEO of General Motors, Daniel Akerson spent five years in the Navy, serving on a destroyer from 1970 through 1975. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Naval Academy Foundation.

Frederick W. Smith
FedEx founder, chairman, president, and CEO Fred Smith served in the Marines from 1966 through 1970. He served as a ground control officer, flying in helicopter missions and coordinating ground and air action. He flew over 200 combat missions, was wounded twice, and won a Silver Star and Bronze Star.

James Mulva
Recently-retired ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva went to college on the ROTC program, and served in the Navy in the late '60s and early '70s. After leaving the Navy in 1973, he went to work at Phillips, where he stayed for his entire career - retiring with a $260 million parachute.

Lowell C. McAdam
Before working his way up the ladder to become Chairman and CEO of Verizon, Lowell McAdam spent seven years in the Navy. Most of that time was serving in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, building bases, installations - and sets for the film Top Gun.

Robert J. Stevens
Retired Lockheed Chairman, President, and CEO, Stevens enlisted in the Marines at age 18. He has since received a number of awards from various branches of the military, including the Globe and Anchor Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Circle of Honor Award, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Semper Fidelis Award.

Sumner Redstone
While media kingpin Sumner Redstone's accomplishments in the business world are well-known (Chairman of National Amusements, majority owner of CBS, Paramount, BET, Viacom, etc.) his service in the military isn't. After graduating from Harvard in 1944, Redstone was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army, and served with an intelligence unit, analyzing decoded Japanese transmissions.

Robert J. Myers
Casey's General Store CEO Robert Myers served in the Army for 22 years starting in 1968, and was stationed everywhere from Vietnam to West Germany. After retiring, he took a managerial position at the Midwestern chain Casey's, where he worked his way up to CEO.

Alex Gorsky
Johnson and Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky served in the Army for six years as an officer in a variety of positions, including a stint in the elite Rangers. He retired as a captain, obtaining the coveted Ranger and Airborne tabs.

Alan B. Miller
The founder and CEO of Universal Health Services, Miller joined the ROTC in college, and served in the Army, working his way up to the rank of Captain in the 77th Infantry Division. He's seen as one of the most influental people in healthcare technology.


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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:16:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/ceos-who-served-in-the-military/mike-rothschild
<![CDATA[The Best Hard Drive Manufacturers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-hard-drive-manufacturers/computer-hardware
A list of top hard drive manufacturers. You might recognize some of these manufacturers as also some of the best laptop brands, but don't be confused.These are the best companies in hard drive manufacturing. If you're looking to purchase a hard drive then these are the companies and brands you should be looking at. As easy as buying a prebuilt computer can be, there is a definite satisfaction that comes with building your own PC. Beyond the obvious monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers that sit on your desk.

The computer itself requires a CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, sound card, network card, power supply, hard disk drive, power supply, and a case to put it all in. Some motherboards may also have those separate expansion cards already integrated. If you're careful, you may even be able to build your own custom machine for less money that it would cost for a pre-built model.

When you upgrade your hardware, you can also sell the individual components to help offset your costs. This hard drive manufacturers list will get you started on researching hard drive companies. If you know anything about the subject, vote on the top HDD manufacturers and leave a note in the comment section. Good luck!

What are the top hard drive manufacturers? Take a look at this list and you'll be able to make an informed decision.
The Best Hard Drive Manufacturers,

Hitachi

Kingston Technology

SanDisk

Sony Computer Entertainment

Toshiba

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INC

A-Data Technology Co. Ltd.

HP

Transcend

Seagate


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Thu, 08 Sep 2011 08:00:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-hard-drive-manufacturers/computer-hardware
<![CDATA[The Best Ice Cream Parlors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ice-cream-parlors/the-working-man
This ice cream shop names list includes the best and most popular ice cream parlors. This list includes parlors that sell traditional hard-packed ice cream, as well as those that sell soft-serve, gelato, and even frozen yogurt. A well run ice cream parlor can often even go further by offering milkshakes, ice cream sodas, ice cream shakes, sundaes, and various other frozen treats. Depending on the climate, many parlors close down during snowy winter months. In the United States, ice cream parlors surged in popularity at the beginning of the 1920's as many bars and pubs switched to selling ice cream after alcohol was outlawed.

So what are the best ice cream parlors? What should be at the top of this ice cream franchise list? Well that depends on what of ice cream you like. If you like soft-serve or sandwiches, then your taste will be a lot different from someone who enjoys frozen yogurt or gelato. Regardless, these ice cream brands are serving up excellent sweet treats in their parlors for ice cream lovers of all ages to enjoy.
The Best Ice Cream Parlors,

Baskin-Robbins

Ben & Jerry's

Cold Stone Creamery

Dairy Queen

Dippin' Dots

Friendly's

Häagen-Dazs

TCBY

To Pagoto

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Skokie


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Tue, 09 Aug 2011 10:13:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ice-cream-parlors/the-working-man
<![CDATA[The Best Salad Dressing Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-salad-dressing-brands/werner-brandes
The best salad dressing brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, healthy, and tastiest brands for every day and occasional use. Different cultures use different types of sauce for salad. In Western culture, there are three kinds of basic salad dressing: vinaigrette, creamy (or mayonaise-based) dressing and cooked dressings. What is the most popular salad dressing in the U.S.? Ranch is first, followed by Ceasar and vinaigrette. Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods and Newman's Own make the best Ranch dressing so they top this list of best dressings.

There are also a variety of low-cal and fat-free dressings that are available for people looking for that. Marzetti and Girard's make great low calorie options (lite dressing). So what are the best salad dressing companies? This list is ranked in order of customer preference so you can use this list to find the most popular.
The Best Salad Dressing Brands,

Kraft Foods

Newman's Own

Brianna's

Wish-Bone

Ken's Steakhouse

Hidden Valley

Good Seasons

Litehouse

Marzetti

Marie's Creamy Ranch


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Tue, 07 May 2013 17:52:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-salad-dressing-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[Forbes Fictional 15 Richest Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/forbes-fictional-15-richest-characters/worlds-richest-people-lists
Forbes list of the wealthiest fictional characters. From comic books to films, these are the richest characters of fiction. Make your own list of rich fictional characters by hitting the Make Your Version button. http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/18/forbes-fictional-rich-oped-books-cx_fictional1508_sort.html

Forbes Fictional 15 Richest Characters,

Batman

Ebenezer Scrooge

Gordon Gekko

Iron Man

Jabba the Hutt

Scrooge McDuck

Thurston Howell, III

Ozymandias

Uncle Sam

Richie Rich


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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:23:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/forbes-fictional-15-richest-characters/worlds-richest-people-lists
<![CDATA[2011 Smartest People in Tech]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/2011-smartest-people-in-tech/business-and-company-info
The tech community is full of smart people. This is a list of the top brains out there according to Fortune Magazine.
2011 Smartest People in Tech,

Andrew Jassy
Director, SVP, webservices, Amazon
Don Mattrick
President, Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft
Reid Hoffman
Executive Chairman, Linkedin
Susan Wojcicki
Senior Vice President, Advertising, Google
John Herington
Founder and CEO, Lookout
Daniel Ek
CEO/Co-Founder, Spotify
Jack Dorsey
CEO, Square
Kevin Chou
CEO, Kabam
Fared Adib
VP, product development, Sprint Nextel
Marc Lore & Vinit Bharara
Founders, Quidsi

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Sat, 17 Sep 2011 02:47:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/2011-smartest-people-in-tech/business-and-company-info
<![CDATA[Richest Charities in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/richest-charities-in-the-world/worlds-richest-people-lists
A list of the richest non-profit charitable foundations in the world, ranked by the size of their endowment. Charitable foundations are an organization established to fund other charitable organizations or provide funds for their own charitable endeavors. In the United States, we have private foundations and public charities. Private foundations are generally funded by corporations and individuals, where as public charities are funded by money gathered from the general public.

Originally many of these foundations were simply tax shelters, however, legislation over the last half century has been established to curtail this practice. The charitable foundations on this list are all, of course, the real thing.

What are the richest charities in the world? There are some pretty big hitters on this list so you're very likely to be quite impressed by the names of charities and the roster of who runs them.
Richest Charities in the World,

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Size of Endowment: $36.7 billion
Li Ka Shing Foundation
Size of Endowment: $10.1 billion
Stichting INGKA Foundation
Size of Endowment: $36 billion
Wellcome Trust
Size of Endowment: $22.90 billion
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Size of Endowment: $10.0 billion
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
Size of Endowment: $10.0 billion
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Size of Endowment: $14.8 billion
Ford Foundation
Size of Endowment: $13.8 billion
The Church Commissioners for England
Size of Endowment: $10.5 billion
J. Paul Getty Trust
Size of Endowment: $10.1 billion

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Wed, 04 May 2011 04:58:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/richest-charities-in-the-world/worlds-richest-people-lists
<![CDATA[The Best US Companies for Freelance Jobs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-us-companies-for-freelance-jobs/ready-to-startup
A list of American companies that offer freelance, flexible or telecommuting jobs of all kinds. In the modern economy, more and more companies are attempting to hold on to employees by offering more freedom in terms of work hours and environment (often in place of raising salaries or providing additional perks.)

Particularly as technological innovations allow for more workforce and employment options, these companies will allow employees to work more flexible hours, or out of their own home. This can provide much-needed relief for employees concerned about parenting or caregiving responsibilities, and also allows for greater stress relief and improved work-life balance.

A variety of different kinds of freelancing and flexible work is available. Freelance writing and editing and freelance sales are perhaps most common, but fields ranging from technology to medicine to engineering have numerous opportunities posted for flexible work around the Web. This list collects together the highest-ranked and best-reviewed companies offering flexible or freelance work.
The Best US Companies for Freelance Jobs,

Aetna
Headquarters: Hartford, CT
Affiliated Computer Services
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
American Express
Headquarters: El Paso, Texas
Bank of America Corporation
Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
Bayer
Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apple
Headquarters: Cupertino, California
Cars.com
Headquarters: Washington, DC
AppleOne
Headquarters: Montery Park, California
Cars.com
Headquarters: Washington, DC
CCCi
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

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Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:58:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-us-companies-for-freelance-jobs/ready-to-startup
<![CDATA[The Best Jobs for College Students]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jobs-for-college-students/kristin-wong
List of the best jobs for college students looking to make some money while balancing a full courseload. These part-time jobs for college kids include many off-campus that would also be suitable jobs for high school students. However, on-campus jobs may be more desirable, both because they are more flexible and because they look great on resumes. This list has been ranked by students who have learned how to make money in college and who know the best places to work for college kids. Vote for the positions you think are best to move them to the top of the list.


The Best Jobs for College Students,

Career-Oriented Intern

Bartender

Receptionist

Athletics Assistant

Teacher's Assistant (TA)

Research Assistant

Theater / Event Worker

Tutor

Library Worker

Campus Tour Guide


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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:37:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jobs-for-college-students/kristin-wong
<![CDATA[The Best Make Up Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-make-up-brands/ranker-shopping
You’re a woman with expensive taste on an inexpensive budget; if you’re the type who thrives on getting the biggest bang for your buck but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your cosmetics there are a number of makeup companies that offer top-selling cosmetics for an affordable price. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best make up brands?” you’re definitely not alone! This list discusses top-selling cosmetics.The right makeup can make you feel like a million bucks; the wrong cosmetic can make you feel self-conscious all day! Since hundreds of consumers probably can’t be wrong, this list will help you find your true makeup match. The most well-known cosmetic brands are: Cover Girl, Maybelline, Rimmel, Revlon, L’Oreal, Neutrogena and Garnier. For those who do not wish to compromise on the standard that more money equals a better product, companies like Dior, Estee Lauder and Physician’s Formula might cost slightly more than typical makeup’s, but their trustworthy reputation has only increased their popularity over the last couple of decades. For the money-conscious spender, several cosmetics companies will deliver high-quality products without breaking the bank: Elf and Laurel Cosmetics are some of the least expensive on our list. And for the natural, talc-free consumer, nothing beats Burt’s Bees!
The Best Make Up Brands,

Chanel

Christian Dior S.A.

Estée Lauder Companies

Lancôme

MAC Cosmetics

Maybelline

Urban Decay

NARS Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics

L'Oreal


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:31:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-make-up-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Swimwear Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-swimwear-brands/werner-brandes
List of swimwear brands that include the most reliable types of swimsuits, trunks, speedos and bikinis available. The list of swim suit companies contains a diverse range of manufacturers--people look for a range of features in swimsuits. Many women look for the best-fitting swimsuits that are flattering, sexy, comfortable, and fashionable. Athletes may want high-performance swimsuits that are aerodynamic and slick. Men may want fashionable men's swim trunks with a pocket or without; speedo style or longer trunk style. This list includes all major swimwear manufacturers including Rip Curl, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Adidas, and more.

So what are the best bathing suit brands? Users looking for a new swimsuit will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on use, durability, value, and style. The items on this list of popular swimsuit brands are ranked in order of customer preference.
The Best Swimwear Brands,

Victoria's Secret

Roxy

Speedo

Beachbunny Swimwear

TYR Swimsuits

Jennafer Ashley Swimwear

L Space

Melissa Odabash

Onda De Mar

Seafolly


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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:51:17 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-swimwear-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Cheap Glasses Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-glasses-brands/werner-brandes
Glasses are an important accessory (possibly the most important), but that doesn't mean they should cost an arm and a leg. You might need your inexpensive eyewear for reading glasses, or maybe you just want to find some empty frames for your current prescription. This cheap glasses manufacturer list showcases many great cheap glasses brands available that are both fashionable and affordable.

A great place to start is Jalapenos - they're one of the most popular cheap glasses brands. This company's products are found in the retail stores of many glasses providers. Elle also makes great inexpensive eyeglasses frames, as does Lucky Brand. Other companies that appear on this great cheap glasses brands list include Hot Optics, Fatheadz, and V Optique. If you're interested in high end fashion brands, these eyewear manufacturers also offer affordable versions of glasses: Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, B. Lang, and Aristar.

Which good cheap glasses brand do you think is the best? Vote up your favorite brands and please add any we may have missed.
The Best Cheap Glasses Brands,

Costco

KennethCole.com

Gant USA

Target Optical

Hot Optix

Dea Eyewear

SWG Eyewear

B. Lang

Warby Parker

Zenni


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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:34:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-glasses-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Baby Products That Are Totally Worth It]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baby-products/anabel-conner
You've read all the books. You've practiced your "hee-hee-hoo" breathing. You are all ready for this kid to come. But which baby products should you have on hand before your bundle of joy makes its grand debut? 
 
It's easy to get sucked into buying more than you could ever possibly need for your baby. Instead of spending money on things you'll never use, get only the best of the best that'll be worth every penny you spend. Are organic baby products best? Better yet, how does one know which new baby products are worth the splurge? With baby comes more "stuff" than most could ever dream necessary, but we've compiled a list of new moms' top picks so you can vote up the ultimate must-have baby gear!

The Best Baby Products That Are Totally Worth It,

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
Though pumpin' and freestylin' sounds like something a DJ does, using a hands-free breast pump is probably loads more challenging. The Madela gets high marks for being super portable – you can easily throw it in your purse and go. It may be a bit expensive, but it is durable and will go the distance if you plan on having a large family. Holla!
Boppy Nursing Pillow
Feeling like the hunchback of Notre Dame's sister? Most likely you do if you're breastfeeding and don't have a Boppy Nursing Pillow! During your baby's first few months, you'll spend a full third of your life feeding him and hunching over all that time does a real number on your back. It's best to be comfortable, and this cushy horseshoe-shaped pillow provides ergonomically correct support. As a bonus, later on, it'll serve well as a prop for tummy time.
Safety 1st Fever Light 1 Second Ear Thermometer
Waking up in the middle of the night to a bawling baby is no fun and a trip to the ER is even less so. This digital ear thermometer beats all others, hands down, at providing super swift, accurate results in not-so-perfect of circumstances, such as dealing with dim lighting, squirmy kids, and bleary, tired eyes.
WubbaNub Pacifiers
Know what's cuter than a WubbaNub Pacifier? Nothing... except for YOUR BABY with a WubbaNub Pacifier IN HER MOUTH. And asleep. They're all cuter sleeping, right?
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles
If you're looking for the best baby bottle money can buy, you're in luck, because Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottles are inexpensive. They're also super-duper eco-friendly, BPA-free, and frequent favorites amongst moms who switch between both breast and bottle feeding.
Gripe Water
Gripe Water is a ginger-based concoction and a miracle worker for gassy babes. No mama of a colicky infant (and who wishes to retain her sanity!) should be without it.
Milkmakers Lactation Cookies
Every woman's dream is to binge on cookies with absolute freedom from guilt, therefore, Milkmakers Lactation Cookies are a dream come true. These tasty cookies will increase your milk supply, so you're being a totally fab mother just by eating them. You and your boobs will be hooked.
Adjustable Back Seat Mirror
When your eyes are on the road and your baby is in back of you, nothing will alleviate the stress of the unknown like the Munchkin Adjustable Back Seat Mirror. It makes it easier for you to frequently check out what a totally adorbz kid you made, and it's great entertainment for him, since babies love seeing themselves in the mirror. No more worries! Unless, that is, you catch him reenacting De Niro's "You Talkin' To Me" scene from Taxi Driver back there.
Sophie Giraffe
Sophie la Giraffe has been around for 50 years for good reasons: she's cute, durable, eco-friendly, and teething babies find her delightful to gum on. She's also simple and, with no moving parts, easy to clean... which is awesome because she'll most likely be covered in drool. A lot.
Bulb Syringe
It might only cost a buck and some petty change, but when used coupled with a saline solution like Little Noses Saline, a bulb syringe is a priceless item to a snotty baby. 

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:31:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-baby-products/anabel-conner
<![CDATA[The Best Olive Oil Brands for Cooking]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-olive-oil-brands/werner-brandes
Olive oil has made a serious comeback over the past decade. It's almost (almost) given butter the boot, since it's a healthier, sexier ingredient to be using in the kitchen. Olive oil is delicious in many recipes, but the best olive oil brands also make a product that's great for dipping bread. The top olive oil brands range in price, but there's a good olive oil company for every budget. Read through this list of the best olive oil brands on the market to get some ideas for your next purchase!

There's a different kind of allure when it comes to olive oil; it's the bougie version of vegetable oil and the vegan equivalent to butter. It's made all over the world (how very cultural of you, olive oil) in countries like Italy, France, Spain and even the United States. As you've started to glean, olive oil is the "it" girl of the oil aisle.

Several grocery stores offer their own brands of olive oil for their costumers. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Walmart (Great Value) all made this list of the top olive oil brands, because their consumers love what they're putting out. Kirkland Signature, Costco's in-house brand, also makes a tasty and affordable olive oil.

Who makes the best EVOO? Vote up the best olive oil companies to the top of this list and join the conversation in the comments section!
The Best Olive Oil Brands for Cooking,

Barilla Group

Trader Joe's

Pompeian, Inc.

California Olive Ranch

Nuñez de Prado

Mantova

Iliada Kalamata

Bragg

Bariani

Special Selection


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<![CDATA[The Best School Supply Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/school-supplies/werner-brandes

It's that time of year again! Time to stock up on school supplies & school accessories and head back to school. That hellishly depressing (or glorious, depending on whether or not you own any small children) period when the youngest, most naïve humans in our society are rounded up and forced brutishly into exile inside huge prison-like edifices where they are forced, for hours upon hours each day, to learn math.

On the brighter side of things, this is usually a pretty good time to go drop some cash on a swaggy new backpack and some art supplies, which you (or your children) will then use to painstakingly cling to sanity during the coming months of darkness. But what are the most popular brands of school supplies? Which school supplies are the best? Look at all the different types of adhesives! That backpack has kittens on it!


The Best School Supply Brands,

Elmer's Products

JanSport

Sharpie

Mead

Five Star

Crayola LLC

Paper Mate

Expo

Bic

Scotch


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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:02:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/school-supplies/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Jigsaw Puzzle Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jigsaw-puzzle-brands/ranker-shopping
We can all remember those magical Christmas moments where we sat around a warm fire, sipped on hot chocolate, snacked on holiday snacks and tried to tackle one of those enormous Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzles as a family. Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is one of those rare activities that doesn’t require too much thinking, so talking and relaxing is easier to do, and your hands will still be able to create something. Many people even make it a practice to create a yearly puzzle, then glue the pieces together to form a wall hanging.If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best jigsaw puzzle brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! Since putting together a jigsaw puzzle actually exercises your brain and stimulates your artistic creativity, it has become an American favorite for decades! It’s even the perfect gift for a toddler to learn to use their hands and hand-eye coordination.This list discusses the top brands of jigsaw puzzle companies, and includes: Hasbro, Justice League, The Walt Disney Company, LEGO, The New York Puzzle Company, Zynga, Fisher Price, Pressman Toy Company, Marvel and Sanrio. If you’ve ever purchased one of these brands please vote for your favorite today!
The Best Jigsaw Puzzle Brands,

LEGO

Pressman Toy Corporation

Ravensburger

The Walt Disney Company

Zynga

Buffalo Games

Springbok

White Mountain Puzzles

Educa

Cobble Hill


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:12:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jigsaw-puzzle-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Mexican Department Stores]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-mexican-department-stores/department-stores
A List of Mexican Department Stores. These are the best department stores with a location open in Mexico. These retail establishments sell a wide range of products and goods. Some specialize in specific types of merchandise, such as clothing, while others can offer a wide variety of goods. The first department stores began forming during the 1800's. Today, they are often part of a retail chain. Department stores also range greatly in the quality of their goods, from expensive name-brand clothes, to discount stores where everyone can find something affordable. Suffice to say, one of the retailers on this list will be the right store for you.

What are some of the Mexican department stores? Take a look at this list to find out what are the best of the batch.
The Best Mexican Department Stores,

El Palacio de Hierro

Liverpool

Fábricas de Francia

Sanborns

Sears Roebuck de México


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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:56:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-mexican-department-stores/department-stores
<![CDATA[The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-family-restaurant-chains-in-america/desertrat89
This is a list of the best kid-friendly restaurant chains in America. If you don't have kids, you don't understand the trauma that parents endure taking their children to eat out. It was thus that the family restaurant was born. Over the years, a lot of family restaurants have popped up across the country and have become standard American restaurants that can be seen all over the world. You'll see breakfast restaurants such as IHOP on this list as well as Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, and Denny's.

Just because a restaurant is a chain, that doesn't mean it necessarily specializes in distinctly American cuisine. Other popular restaurants include the Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. While many of these restaurants may not overlap in their menus, the one thing all have in common is that they are considered the best family restaurant chains in America. 

Vote for your personal faves, and add any you see missing. Keep in mind these are national chains, not local haunts, so add your restaurants accordingly, keep in mind, only family style. 

Check out more lists like Best American Restuarants for Kid's Birthdays and The Best Restaurant Chains to Stop at During a Road Trip.
The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America,

Applebee’s International, Inc.

Chili's

Cracker Barrel

Denny's

Fuddruckers

IHOP

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Red Robin

T.G.I. Friday's


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Sun, 09 Oct 2011 10:28:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-family-restaurant-chains-in-america/desertrat89
<![CDATA[Stay Stylish This Season with These Affordable Shoe Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-shoe-brands/werner-brandes
A wise editor at Ranker once said: "Shoes are great; cheap shoes are better." Especially the shoes that come from high end manufacturers for a good price. So we created this list of all the best affordable shoes out there! From Converse to Crocs, it's important to keep your feet and your toes happy. If you can keep your bank account happy, too, you've uncracked the secret code to a happy life. Well, maybe not, but give it a shot by reading our shoe suggestions below. 

Cheap shoes come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Some of the best cheap shoe brands focus on athletic footwear, while others create more fashionable shoes. There are several great inexpensive shoe companies available for all styles, and the beauty of these brands is that you can easily find them online or in a local shopping center near you. 

Since hitting the scene in 1966, Vans has been a popular cheap shoe brand. These street wear styles are especially popular among the skater scene. Converse All-Stars (AKA Chuck Taylors) are also a favorite shoe with a low price point. Chucks have been in style since the 1920s. In recent years, Crocs have emerged as one of the top cheap shoe brands for men, women and children. Keds, Skechers, and Simply Vera are all examples of companies that appear on this list of the best cheap shoe brands.

What is your favorite inexpensive shoe brand? Is your shoe style more Lords of Dogtown or do you tend to take after the beloved cast of Pretty in Pink? On this stylish shoe list, you'll find a little something for every taste at an affordable price and convenient location. Vote up your favorite brands and add any you don't see here! 
Stay Stylish This Season with These Affordable Shoe Brands,

Converse

Crocs

Keds

Skechers

Vans

Sonoma

TOMS

MUDD

Scarpetta

Tek Gear


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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:29:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cheap-shoe-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Italian Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-italian-brands/ranker-shopping
Italy is home to some of the most beautiful places in the world. The first things that come to our mind when we think about this amazing country is its spacious country side landscapes, the ocean scenes of Positano, Italian food and amazing wine, iconic architectural pieces such as the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast and prominent religious structures such as the Vatican. Famous movie scenes also flood our mind, like scenes of beautiful Tuscany from “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “Eat, Pray, Love.” If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best Italian brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! Who hasn’t heard of world renowned designers like Prada, Gucci, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana? We’ve all heard of luxury cars like Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati. This list discusses famous Italian brands, including: Diesel, Fendi, Diadora, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Max Mara, Martini and Rossi, Bulgari, Nordica, Ducati, Jacuzzi, Tic Tac, Barilla, Inalca and Nutella. If you’ve ever experienced any of these companies yourself and would like to share your opinions with the rest of the world please share your opinions and vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Italian Brands,

Ducati

Ferrari S.p.A.

Gucci

Martini & Rossi

Maserati

Pirelli

Prada

S. Pellegrino

Ferrero

Nutella


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:36:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-italian-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Sake Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sake-brands/ranker-shopping
If you’re an alcohol enthusiast, here are a few bottles to add to your collection! If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best sake brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! This list includes only the top of the line, more expensive brands of sake for the sophisticated pallet, including: Kubota, Ryozeki, Tateyama, Hakutaka, Hakubotan and Suminoe. Sake is a liquor of Japanese origin that is primarily made from fermented rice. Top Shelf sake includes only the best ones available; the term “top shelf” was derived from the fact that grocery and liquor stores only put these more expensive, higher-quality liquors on the top of the shelf in order to prevent people from stealing them. Middle and bottom-line products are usually not placed on the top. Because of its supreme quality, liquor in this category typically costs a lot more than traditional liquors; it’s usually not intended for every day drinking. Most of the time people only pull bottles like these out for special occasions. Just remember that you truly get what you pay for! Alcohol in this category usually doesn’t have that “bite” that most others have; the ingredients are higher-quality, and the aging process can be different as well.
The Best Sake Brands,

Kubota

Hakutaka

Ryozeki

Takashimizu

Hakubotan

Suminoe

Umenishiki

Dewazakura

Tateyama

Fukumasamune


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:10:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sake-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Healthy Snack Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-healthy-snack-brands/ranker-shopping
We all love to snack, but hate the guilty feelings afterwards. There’s nothing better than the feeling of eating a healthy snack, however, because there’s no remorse after, and you can feel good about the choice you just made. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best healthy snack brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place!There’s literally a healthy snack alternative to anything you could possible crave, whether it’s sweet, salty, crunchy or smooth. Healthy snacks won’t add to your waist line like sugary, fatty, unhealthy snacks will. Many times they can also be even good for you to eat! Sometimes it’s not about going on a diet or spending hours in the gym working out that can make the difference in losing weight; simply changing your eating habits can make a drastic difference in your overall health.This list discusses the top brands of healthy snacks, including: Ritz, Newman’s Own, Dole, Medifast, Trader Joe’s, Snyder’s of Hanover, Ryvita, Sesmark, Tillamook, Laughing Cow, Wild Ride, Kitchen Table Bakers, Nature’s Path, Perky Jerky, Worthington and Trail’s Best. If you have ever tried one of these brands yourself, please vote for the best today!
The Best Healthy Snack Brands,

Dole Food Company

Medifast

Newman's Own

Snyder's of Hanover

Trader Joe's

Sun-Maid

Nature's Path

Perky Jerky

Sesmark

Laughing Cow


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:11:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-healthy-snack-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Guitar Stores In America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-guitar-stores-in-america/ranker-shopping
Although shopping for a new guitar is supposed to be fun and exciting, that isn't always the case. Often times you can't find the specific model you're looking for, the price will be too high, or the employees of the retailer will be downright unhelpful. For that reason we've listed some of the best guitar stores in America, along with online retailers that don't actually have physical locations. This list includes guitar stores in large states in popular music cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as other cities around the country, including Lansing, Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago. If we're missing one of the top guitar stores in your state, please help us make the list better by adding it below! The purpose of this poll is to help guitar players, both new and experienced, find the best locations to purchase guitars, bass guitars, amps, cases, and any other guitar accessory needed to make their life easier. 
The Best Guitar Stores In America,

Guitar Center
Nationwide- www.guitarcenter.com
Musicians Friend
Online only- www.musiciansfriends.com
Elderly Instruments
Lansing, Michigan- www.elderly.com
Sam Ash
Nationwide- www.samash.com
Truetone Music
Santa Monica, CA- www.truetonemusic.com
Music 123
Online only- www.music123.com
The Trading Musician
Seattle, WA- www.tradingmusician.com
Real Guitars
San Francisco, CA- www.realguitars.com
The Guitar Works Ltd.
Chicago, IL- www.guitarworksltd.com
Dream Guitars
Online only- www.dreamguitars.com

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:09:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-guitar-stores-in-america/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Dog Food for Weight Loss]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dog-food-for-weight-loss/pet-project
The best dog food for overweight dogs is a list of all the best dog food for weight loss for your dog or puppy. We all want to make sure we get the best dog food for weight loss for our four legged friends, and this list of the top dog food for overweight dogs is here to help you decide which dog food is best for overweight dogs. Whether this is your first time providing for an overweight dog and you're looking for dog advice from pet owners, or you're just shopping around to see what brands are best for weight loss, this is the place to be.

We all want the food that's best for our overweight dogs, but no one dog is the same as the next when it comes to the food overweight dogs like best and the dog food that's best for weight loss. If you have a overweight dog with a sensitive stomach, have an issue with a fussy eater, have a dog who needs to lose weight, have an overweight dog with dietary restrictions, or a overweight dog with allergies, this is the list to look to when deciding what the top dog food for weight loss might be.

What is the best dog food for overweight dogs? What if the greatest pet food for weight loss? What is the top pet food for overweight dogs? What is the best dog food available for overweight dogs? What types of dog foods are best for a overweight dog? These are the questions being addressed in this list of the greatest dog foods for overweight dogs, and it will hopefully help you decide which type of dog food is best for weight loss. If you don't see the your favorite overweight dog food brand on this list, make sure to add it so that other pet owners can find their new top overweight dog food brand with your help.


The Best Dog Food for Weight Loss,

Iams

Royal Canin

The Blue Buffalo Company

Wellness

Canidae Pet Food

Castor & Pollux

Pro Plan

Halo

Nutro

Evangers


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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:32:42 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dog-food-for-weight-loss/pet-project
<![CDATA[Fortune's Best Companies to Work for 2009]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fortune_s-best-companies-to-work-for-2009-top-100-employers/web-infoguy
Fortune's list of the top 100 companies to work for in 2009. List of Fortune's best corporate jobs in 2009 are ordered by rank and can be copied or reordered to make your very own list of top employers to work for in 2009. You're lucky if you're on their company employee list.
Fortune's Best Companies to Work for 2009,

Boston Consulting Group

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Edward Jones Investments

Genentech

Goldman Sachs

Google

NetApp

Wegmans

Nugget Market

Methodist Hospital System


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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 15:53:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fortune_s-best-companies-to-work-for-2009-top-100-employers/web-infoguy
<![CDATA[The Best Bathroom Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bathroom-brands/ranker-shopping
When making the decision to begin a daunting home remodel, consider investing in a bathroom renovation. Studies taken by real estate experts have shown that the two most important rooms within your home to remodel are the kitchen and the bathroom; investing your hard earned cash into either one of these rooms will often give you an eighty percent return on your investment! While remodeling a bathroom might be an expensive project to tackle, it will be well worth it in the end when your home is more valuable than it was to start with.If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best bathroom brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! This list of most popular bathroom brands include only the best in the industry – they are the ones who have invested decades perfecting their products, and have left a trail of happy customers behind.This list discusses best selling bathroom brands, including: Delta, Moen, Kohler, American Standard, Ideal Standard, Lennox International, Vitra, Toto, Duravit, Goulds Pumps, Bossini, Grohe and Imperial. If you have ever tried one of these brands and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for the best one today!
The Best Bathroom Brands,

Duravit

Hansa

Kohler Company

Vitra

Toto Ltd.

Grohe

Laufen Bathrooms

Hudson Reed

Pulis Professional Plumbing
Pulis Professional Plumbing are experts in bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, gas fitting, block drains, leak detection and more commercial plumbing repair and Maintenance
Roca


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:14:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bathroom-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Ouzo Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ouzo-brands/bottoms-up
This beverage isn't just for big, fat, Greek weddings anymore! Ouzo has been a popular beverage in Greece since the 19th century, and has grown to be a favorite drink all over the world. Its anise flavor makes it an ideal spirit to drink without the use of any mixers. Though most ouzo is made overseas, there are several good ouzo brands available in the United States.

What are some of the companies that appear on this best ouzo brands list? Metaxa brand ouzo is one of the most popular ouzo companies. This classic spirit contains 15 Mediterranean spices and generally sells for about $20 per 750ml bottle. Pilavas is another good ouzo brand.

Ouzo No. 12 is an 80 proof ouzo that is also a favorite among people in the U.S, England, and beyond. Other companies that appear on this top ouzo brands list include Boutari Ouzo, Ouzo Plomari, and Ouzo 7.

Do you have a favorite ouzo brand? Vote up the best, most reliable ouzo brands below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
The Best Ouzo Brands,

Ouzo No 12

Metaxa Ouzo

Ouzo Plomari

Boutari Ouzo

Psychis & Sons Ouzo 'Rempiko'

Barbayannis Aphrodite Ouzo

Thrakis Ouzo Thrace 7

Pilavas


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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:12:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ouzo-brands/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Best Jewelry Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jewelry-brands/ranker-shopping
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially when they’re opening up a jewelry box containing one of these world renowned brands! If you’re planning the perfect engagement proposal, a ten year anniversary present or a Valentine’s Day surprise she’ll never forget, this list contains all of the most famous jewelry brands in the world who specialize in the diamond industry. If a diamond is truly forever, it is well worth the investment to purchase one she will actually want to look at forever!If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best jewelry brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! A gift from one of these top fifty luxury jewelry designers will be sure to leave a lasting impression! There are many sizes, styles and features available when selecting your next diamond jewelry, and these brands have been known and trusted for decades as being the absolute best in the industry.This list discusses the best brands of diamonds, including: Cartier, Tiffany and Co., De Beers, Blue Nile, Piaget, David Yurman, Chopard, Zales, Van Cleef and Christie’s, Pearlmans and James Avery. If you’ve ever tried one of these brands please share your opinion with the rest of the world and vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Jewelry Brands,

Bulgari

Cartier

Christie's

Tiffany & Co.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Chopard

Harry Winston

Boucheron

Angara

Mikimoto


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:37:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jewelry-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Bicycle Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bicycle-brands/werner-brandes
List of bicycle brands that include the most reliable models available. Bicycle brands include those from major manufacturers of bikes including Trek, Kona, Specialized Bicycle Components and more. The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright bicycle (also called a pushbike, pedal bike or cycle) has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. But many details have been improved and the bikes that are produced now are some of the best bicycles out there. This list of popular bicycle brands includes all types of bike manufacturers including road, cruiser, hybrid and mountain bikes.

This list answers the question, 'What are the best bicycle brands?' Users looking for a new bicycle will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on function and features.
The Best Bicycle Brands,

Cannondale Bicycle Corporation

Cervélo

Giant Bicycles

GT Bicycles

Specialized Bicycle Components

Trek Bicycle Corporation

SCOTT Sports

Bianchi Bicycles

Fuji

Merida Industry Co., Ltd


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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:27:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bicycle-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best French Perfume Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-french-perfume-brands/ranker-shopping
There’s nothing quite like the smell of fragrance, especially a French brand of perfume. If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the absolute best French perfume brands for men and women?” you have definitely come to the right place!France is known for making the world’s best perfumes and colognes; specifically, Parisian fragrances are crafted with supreme excellence in the perfume trade. With decades of studies in fragrance making and testing, France has taken the lead in the entire arena of the world-wide perfume market. In addition to the country being known for this area of expertise, French brands have become increasingly popular over the years. Their top-notch reputation has given them the edge on the fashion industry at large.This list discussed the top houses of perfume in France, or French brands of perfumes and colognes. It includes the following popular brands: Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Chanel, Christian Dior, Armani, Lacoste, the Hugo Boss French line for men, Saint Laurent Paris, Hermes, Chole, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Nina Riccs, Viktor & Rolf, Lancome, Gres and Jean Paul Guisset. These brands are the best-selling lines in France, and have become recognized worldwide for their sophisticated scents. Vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best French Perfume Brands,

Chanel

Christian Dior S.A.

Dolce & Gabbana

Givenchy

Gucci

Lancôme

Hermès

Chloé

Yves Saint Laurent

Guerlain


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:52:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-french-perfume-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Diamond Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-diamond-brands/ranker-shopping
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially when she's opening up a jewelry box containing one of these world renowned top diamond brands! If you’re planning the perfect engagement proposal, a ten year anniversary present or a Valentine’s Day surprise she’ll never forget, this list contains all of the most famous jewelry brands in the world who specialize in the diamond industry. If a diamond is truly forever, it is well worth the investment to purchase one she will actually want to look at forever!

If you’ve ever wondered about the best diamond brands available, then you have definitely come to the right place! A gift from one of these top fifty luxury jewelry designers will be sure to leave a lasting impression! There are many sizes, styles and features available when selecting your next diamond jewelry, and these best diamond ring brands have been known and trusted for decades as being the absolute highest quality in the industry.

Not just the top 10 diamond brands, this list discusses all the best brands of diamonds and top diamond companies, including: Cartier, Tiffany and Co., De Beers, Blue Nile, Piaget, David Yurman, Chopard, Zales, Van Cleef and Arpels, Pearlmans and Marco Bicego. If you’ve ever tried one of these brands please share your opinion with the rest of the world and vote for your favorite brand today!
The Best Diamond Brands,

Cartier

De Beers

Tiffany & Co.

Chopard

Harry Winston

Hearts on Fire

Forevermark

Graff

Kay

Kisna


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:35:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-diamond-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Pocket Knife Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pocket-knife-brands/ranker-shopping
Everyone loves the convenience of a pocket knife. How many times have you been in an unusual bind and hated that you didn’t bring your trusty pocket knife with you? A pocket knife is an incredibly versatile little tool to have around; it’s one of those things in life where you probably don’t need it often, but when you do need it it’s great that it’s there for you!If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best pocket knife brands available?” before then you have definitely come to the right place! The top brands of pocket knives are known for their durability, stylish attributes, weight, size and most importantly, their warranty information. Take Buck Knives, for instance: if you purchase one of their products, register it and the blade ever breaks or chips off on you, they will replace the entire knife for free! Lifetime warranties are a definite bonus when purchasing a knife!This list includes only the top brands of knives, including: Smith and Wesson, Victorinox, Beretta, SOG Specialty Knives, Gerber Legendary Blades, Spyderco, Leatherman, Stanley and Columbia River Knife and Tool. If you’ve ever purchased one of these brands and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the world, please vote for your favorite one today!
The Best Pocket Knife Brands,

Benchmade

Beretta

Smith & Wesson

Spyderco

Swiss Army knife

Victorinox

Opinel

Buck Knives

Case

Boker


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:15:34 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pocket-knife-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Sandal Brands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sandal-brands/ranker-shopping
Ahhhhh. Imagine the feeling of the warm sun on your feet. There’s nothing more attractive--or comfortable--than a brand new pair of sandals. The smell of stretched leather as you open up the box and gaze at the beautiful quality of your new pair of shoes is irreplaceable. In fact, shoes are one of the few items of clothing that look good on literally everyone! If you're wondering, "What's the best brand of sandals?" you've definitely come to the right place!  

This list includes the top, name-brand sandals for all ages, including: Nike, Adidas, Rockport, ASICS, Dockers, The Timberland Company, and UGG. The list also includes popular, more generation-trendy shoes such as Converse, Crocs and Sketchers. When searching for those perfect-fitting sandals, always remember that the higher the price, the better the quality. Shoes that are more expensive often last the longest, and durability is one of the main qualities that shoppers want to invest their money in. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style either; oftentimes, a great shoe can be found that has both the look and the comfort that you want. Remember, there's never any reason to buy a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable! You'll end up with sore feet, and an even more painful, empty wallet.   

Do you have a favorite pair of sandals? Tell us about them in the comments below! Be sure to vote for your favorite brand, and add any brands that we may have forgotten. 

The Best Sandal Brands of All Time,

American Eagle Outfitters

Birkenstock

ECCO

Rainbow Sandals

Sperry Corporation

Timberland

Reef

KennethCole.com

Teva

Dsquared2


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:02:08 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sandal-brands/ranker-shopping
<![CDATA[The Best Scanner Manufacturers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-scanner-manufacturers/computer-hardware
A list of top scanner manufacturers. These are the best companies in their field. If you're looking to purchase a scanner then these are the companies and brands you should be looking at. As easy as buying a prebuilt computer can be, there is a definite satisfaction that comes with building your own PC. Beyond the obvious monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers that sit on your desk. The computer itself requires a CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, sound card, network card, power supply, hard disk drive, power supply, and a case to put it all in.

Some motherboards may also have those separate expansion cards already integrated. If you're careful, you may even be able to build your own custom machine for less money that it would cost for a pre-built model. When you upgrade your hardware, you can also sell the individual components to help offset your costs. Good luck!

What are the best scanner manufacturers? This list will provide that answer.
The Best Scanner Manufacturers,

Canon Inc.

Eastman Kodak

Hewlett-Packard

Lexmark

Panasonic Corporation

Ricoh

Xerox

Umax

KeyScan

Seiko Epson


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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:56:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-scanner-manufacturers/computer-hardware
<![CDATA[The Best Japanese Department Stores]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-japanese-department-stores/department-stores
A List of Japanese Department Stores. These are the best department stores with a location open in Japan. These retail establishments sell a wide range of products and goods. Some specialize in specific types of merchandise, such as clothing, while others can offer a wide variety of goods. The first department stores began forming during the 1800's. Today, they are often part of a retail chain. Department stores also range greatly in the quality of their goods, from expensive name-brand clothes, to discount stores where everyone can find something affordable. Suffice to say, one of the retailers on this list will be the right store for you.
The Best Japanese Department Stores,

Daimaru

Isetan

Kintetsu Department Store

Marui

Mitsukoshi

Seibu Department Stores

Sogo

Takashimaya

Hankyu Department Store

Tokyu Department Store


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Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:31:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-japanese-department-stores/department-stores
<![CDATA[The Best SSD Manufacturers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ssd-manufacturers/computer-hardware
A List of Top SSD Manufacturers. These are the best companies in their field as voted on by users. If you're looking to purchase a SSD then these are the companies and brands you should be looking at. A lot of the brands in this list make SSD's for some of the best laptop brands in the world, so make sure you choose wisely. As easy as buying a prebuilt computer can be, there is a definite satisfaction that comes with building your?own PC. Beyond the obvious monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers that sit on your desk. The computer itself requires a CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, sound card, network card, power supply, hard disk drive, power supply, and a case to put it all in. Some motherboards may also have those separate expansion cards already integrated. If you're careful, you may even be able to build your own custom machine for less money that it would cost for a pre-built model. When you upgrade your hardware, you can also sell the individual components to help offset your costs. Good luck!
The Best SSD Manufacturers,

Corsair Components

G.Skill

Intel

Kingston Technology

SanDisk

Seagate Technology

Toshiba

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INC

Samsung

Crucial


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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:04:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ssd-manufacturers/computer-hardware
<![CDATA[The Best Conditioner Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/conditioner-brands/werner-brandes
The best conditioner brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, safe, and effective brands for every day and occasional use. This list answers the question, ‘What are the best conditioner brands?’ The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all the major conditioner brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy. Top conditioner brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing shoppers to select the best options for themselves and their family and to select the highest quality conditioner brands for the family or for individuals.

Purchasing the conditioner brand that is the best fit for the consumer is key. It’s a matter of customer satisfaction: conditioners that are too scented or not moist enough can lead to poor results for the user- not to mention brand dissatisfaction not used correctly- and we all want the best product for the money, even if it’s something as small as the right choice of conditioner brands. Over time, conditioners wear out, so it’s important to find a long-lasting brand that is also a consumer favorite brand, a sure sign of a quality product.

Prices for brands may vary, depending on the materials used and the durability of the products, but the makers of the top conditioner brands have what’s best for consumers in mind. Makers of conditioner often tailor make their products to be the best for home use (as well as some of the best travel conditioner brands), and this best-rated brands for the home list will let you know which of these quality conditioner brands really rate high for customer satisfaction.

Many individuals have a favorite brand of conditioner and this list includes all of the most well-known, recognizable, safe conditioner brands available on the market today. Each claims to offer the most trusted conditioners on the market, but this is what real users recommend, based on voting for the top conditioner brands available today. It’s good to keep in mind that the best value conditioner brands for one person might be the worst conditioner brand for another, and that thoroughly considering conditioner consumer feedback is crucial for your shopping satisfaction.
The Best Conditioner Brands,

Garnier

John Paul Mitchell Systems

L'Oréal

Redken

Matrix

Bumble and bumble

Sexy Hair

John Frieda

Bed Head

Aussie


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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:39:06 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/conditioner-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[9 Companies with Surprising Ties to Nazi Germany]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/surprising-companies-that-had-ties-to-the-nazis/chris-abraham
Nazi Germany represents one of the most deplorable times in the history of humanity, but did you know that several major companies that are still thriving today had ties with the Nazi movement? If you drive a Jetta, own a Kodak camera, or even take Bayer to alleviate headaches, you're unknowingly using a product that had ties to the Third Reich. Some of these companies associated with Nazi Germany may be obvious, but many of them will likely surprise you – a few of these even have direct ties to Adolf Hitler himself.   
9 Companies with Surprising Ties to Nazi Germany,

Bayer
It prevents heart attacks, cures headaches, and... helps assist genocide? Well, not exactly, but Bayer's parent company, IG Farben, had strong ties with Nazi Germany, specifically the Holocaust. The company employed many Jewish slaves at numerous factories, but that's not the worse part. Farben was responsible for producing mass quantities of Zyklon B, an agent used to lethally gas millions of Jews and other "undesirables." In the mid '90s, Bayer even publicly apologized for IG Farben's involvement with the Holocaust – I guess 50 years late is better than nothing.

BMW
It turns out that BMWs aren't just the official cars of trust fund children – they were also loved by the Nazi regime! It can all be traced back to Günther Quandt, a German Nazi industrialist who founded the massive conglomerate that included BMW. His industrial empire was kept running by more than 50,000 slave laborers, and Quandt was also known to forcibly shut down businesses that had Jewish owners.

Quandt was given the title of "
Wehrwirtschaftsführer" by Adolf Hitler, which roughly meant "Leader of the Armament Economy." Quandt's ties with the Nazi party were so deep that after his second wife divorced him in 1929, she ended up marrying Joseph Gobbels. The best man at the wedding? None other than the Furher himself. I wonder if Hitler caught the flowers...

Hugo Boss
Modern day Hugo Boss suits are the go-to uniforms for corporate douchebags, but unfortunately, those aren't the only uniforms that the company is known for making. During World War II, Boss manufactured the all black uniforms for the SS, the police-like faction of the Nazi Party. After all, how could the Nazis commit crimes against humanity if they weren't looking fresh to death?

Hugo Boss started in 1924 and was only in business for a few years before declaring bankruptcy, until 1931 when he was given a second chance by creditors. Boss joined the Nazi party and was presented with numerous opportunities to manufacture their uniforms, eventually turning the company into a massive success. Boss was also known to be a great admirer of Hitler, going as far as hanging a picture of himself and the Fuhrer in his apartment. Still want to wear that overpriced cologne? 
IBM Global Services
One of the largest firms in the United States, IBM employees around 500,000 people worldwide and has been around since 1911. However, what many people don't know about the company is that they were instrumental in the success of the Nazis during World War II.

IBM manufactured custom computers for the Nazis that essentially functioned as punch card machines, enabling the Third Reich to keep tabs on the number of Jews being shipped in and out of concentration camps. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, IBM even increased their output of the machines, knowing that the number of Jews being sent to camps would dramatically increase.   
Puma SE
Sibling rivalry is almost as old as time itself, and Nazi brothers Rudolph and Adi Dassler are a testament to that. The shoemaking brothers had both joined the Nazi party when Hitler rose to power, and subsequently butted heads more often than Bebop and Rocksteady. After Rudolph was captured by the Allied Forces and accused of being a member of the SS, he was sure that his brother Adi was the one who had sold him out. Rudolph eventually split away from him and his brother's shoemaking business, forming a brand new company called Puma. Adi of course went on to create the brand ADIDAS, which you now you know doesn't stand for all day I dream about soccer.
Random House
Just like Bayer, Random House isn't 100% at fault with their Nazi connection. Bertelsmann A.G, the parent company of Random House, was known for working with the Nazis and even publishing Hitler propaganda. One of the books they helped print? Sterilization and Euthanasia: A Contribution to Applied Christian Ethics. Not exactly The Cat in the Hat, is it, Random House? 
Siemens
Siemens AG, a massive global conglomerate that manufactures just about everything, is no stranger to controversy. Back during World War II, the company had thousands of Jewish slaves working in their factories, many of which would build things during the day and be put to death before the sun went down.

Although that is horrendously evil, one of their more recent faux pas came when they tried to trademark the word "Zyclon" for their new line of products, some of which included (get this) gas stoves. Zyclon, of course, was the name of the poison gas that killed so many Jews during the Holocaust. Who on Earth thought that was a good idea?
Volkswagen
To Deadheads and hippies who grew up in the 60s, the Volkswagen Beetle represented peace, love, and tranquility. But did you know that the Beetle was actually the brainchild of Adolf Hitler himself? The Führer had the desire to create a car for the common man, since owning a vehicle in early 1930s Germany was something only the wealthy could afford. 

In fact, the word "Volks" translates to "people" in German, thus making the Volkswagen "the people's car." Hitler's desire to create an affordable car for the common man was deemed impossible if done by the private industry, leading him to team with Ferdinand Porsche to create what we now call the Beetle. So n
ext time you see a cheery, 19-year-old college girl cruising in her VW, just smile knowing that she's unknowingly driving a product conceived by one of the most evil men to ever live.
Kodak
When you imagine a Kodak moment, you don't exactly think of strong Nazi ties and Jewish slaves. Like other companies on this list, Kodak was notorious for using Jewish slave laborers that were plucked from concentration camps. Additionally, Wilhelm Keppler, a chief economic adviser to Hitler, had deep ties with Kodak. In fact, he even warned Kodak and a few other American companies that they would "benefit" from firing all of their Jewish employees.    


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<![CDATA[The Most Expensive Luxury Watch Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/expensive-watch-brands-v1/werner-brandes
Fancy wristwatches have become more than just a status symbol; for many people, watches are an art and a collectible hobby. Whether you're interested in watch manufacturers to show off your bling, or because you think they're a beautiful and delicate piece of machinery, you'll have to have the big bucks to take home any of the watches listed below. On this list of the best expensive watch brands, you'll see watch brands with prices ranging from $1,000.00-$620,000.00 (yes, we're talking triple figures, here).

To some, it may seem crazy to spend more money on a watch than a small home in California. But expensive watches have been a favorite accessory among wealthy people all over the world for decades. Some of the top high-end watch companies focus on creating designer watches for men, while others develop luxury watches for women. Other great expensive watch brands make watches for everyone.

Perhaps the most well known luxury watch brand is Rolex. This great expensive watch company was founded back in 1905 and it is currently based in Switzerland. Another good watch company that appears on this list of the best expensive watch brands is Tag Heuer. Celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz have endorsed the brand. Several famous fashion houses like Gucci and Burberry also make high end watches. Other top expensive watch companies include Chopard, Cartier and Hublot.

Do you have a favorite expensive watch company? Give the best brands a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section!
The Most Expensive Luxury Watch Brands,

Audemars Piguet

Cartier

Girard-Perregaux

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Omega SA

Patek Philippe & Co.

Rolex

Vacheron Constantin

Chopard

Van Cleef & Arpels


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