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White House Black Market

Lands' End

Jones New York

Lane Bryant


Eileen Fisher

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<![CDATA[The Best Motorcycle Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-motorcycle-brands/werner-brandes
This list of motorcycle brands includes the most reliable models available, including those made by Kawasaki, Ducati, Honda, and more. Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can have impressive fuel savings. If you're thinking about getting a motor bike, it is important to pick out one of the most reliable brands on the road. Many motorcycle companies may claim to make superior bikes, but it's important to do your research. The amount of gear a bike comes with, bags, accessories, breaks, break pads, and tires all come in to play when considering what is the best motorcycle to buy.

A lot of people buy motorcycles, like Harley Davidsons, for their cool looks. Some of the best motorcycles out there are also the nicest looking bikes and manufacturers do a good job of combining looks with top quality materials. Riders who dream of wearing leather and cruising down the highway on their motorcycle may choose the raddest looking motorcycles. Fans of Harleys are also getting a great bike. Consumer reports found that owners of Harleys and BMW motorcycles were the most satisfied with their bikes. They are also one of the most popular motorcycle brands– and for good reason! Check out this list of good motorcycle companies and vote on your favorites!

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




Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Honda Motor Company, Ltd


Suzuki Motor Corporation

Yamaha Motor Company



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<![CDATA[Fun Jobs That Pay Well]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fun-jobs-that-pay-well/american-jobs
Americans spend much of their adult life at work – usually they spend more time at work than with family or friends. If quality of life is important to you, it may be a good idea to find a career that is actually fun for you most of the time. No job will be fun every day, but if you generally like what you do for work then "you will never work a day in your life" (according to an old saying). Since different people have different ideas of "fun," the careers on this list are diverse. Some people think that the best jobs in the world are those that require a lot of office time, while others prefer high-paying flexible jobs. What are fun careers to have that also pay well?

Some of the top-paying gigs on this list are easy jobs that pay well, such as a medical test subject or a professional video game player. To get these jobs, generally, you just need to know how to find them and get lucky. Other jobs on this list take years of education and specialty training – such as an astronaut or a master sommelier – but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 


Professional Athlete
Varies greatly; can be anywhere from $40,000 a year to well over $1 million annually
Annual salary: $90,000
Wardrobe Stylist
Anywhere from $1,000 a week to $10,000 a week
Personal Shopper
Average annual salary: $40,000
Mystery Shopper
Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour
Ferrari Driving Instructor
Annual salary: $120,000
Video Game Player
Annual salary: $50,000
Voice-Over Artist
Average annual salary: $80,000
Interior Designer
Annual salary: $45,000
Romance Novelist
Annual salary: $48,000

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one of the largest in the world. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out this list of the Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.


Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger King


Dairy Queen


Pizza Hut

Red Robin



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<![CDATA[Essential Brands for Avid Readers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/brands-for-readers/casey-cavanagh
If you are an avid reader, there are a number of brands, websites, and companies you should check out. Whether you are looking for a new place to download e-books for free, need new literary-themed artwork in your home, or just want to explore and engage with communities just as obsessed with reading as you are, the business and sites on this list of bookworm brands has your newest book related obsession just waiting to be discovered.

Database driven communities like GoodReads, Shelfari, and Booktagger help you engage with other readers and book lovers to catalog and share your books, while also discovering great new reads. Other companies like Powell's Books and Book Riot offer book subscription services, for those book fans who want new reads (and fun book related accessories and treats) delivered right to their doors! Still other brands are nailing it when it comes to e-readers (Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook) and audio books (Audible).

Whether you're looking for a book light, book journal, or even just some great bookshelves to proudly display your home library, the brands on this list are essential reading for bookworms and avid readers. 

Audible Inc.
The best source for audiobooks.
Have books delivered to your door on the cheap and get yourself a Kindle!
The Literary Gift Company
Website for affordable products for writers and bookworms, from books, homewares, stationary, mugs, and posters.
Furniture company that sells unique tables, chairs, and bookshelves for avid book collectors.
A place to read and share book reviews and start virtual book clubs.
The best resource for independent bookstore lovers.
Subscription service that offers unlimited book rentals for just $9.95 a month.
Everyone needs a book journal!
Offers thousands of free audiobooks and out-of-print selections.
Open Library
Website with over 1 million free and downloadable e-books.

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<![CDATA[Essential Brands for Writers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/brands-for-writers/casey-cavanagh
If you are a writer, it doesn't matter what "kind" you are; chances are from time to time you struggle with writer's block, lack of inspiration and trying to harness adequate levels of motivation. It's simply part of the process. However surrounding yourself with the right tools and resources can make writing easier and your schedule more productive. The top brands for writers are ranked here, by writers, authors, and creatives just like you!

Whether you write fiction, personal essays, nonfiction, or hard news, there are an abundance of brands, companies, and websites out there for writers out there to both help and encourage you in your efforts. From organization tools to computer software programs that help you keep your story straight, and even some practical notebook brands, these are the companies making and providing the tools every writer needs.

What are your must-haves for the writing process? Vote up the best brands for writers and authors below, or add the resources you find most helpful if they aren't already listed, then get back to writing, you procrastinator!

The go to dictionary publisher writers swear by.
Write to Done
Your one stop source for the best information on writers and the writing process.
Creative Writing Prompts
Help inspire new work and get your brain thinking in new ways.
Daily Writing Tips
Everyone can improve - and these daily grammar, punctuation, and general writing tips will help.
Final Draft
The ultimate screenplay writing software, used by aspiring writers and Oscar winners alike.
Write a novel in one month? Sure you can!
This site gives one-word prompts to help spark your imagination and get you writing.
An online writing community for feedback and connection with other writers.
Trendy notebooks so you'll always be ready when inspiration strikes.
Website and app for people to read and upload any type of work of literature.

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<![CDATA[Essential Brands for Yogis]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/brands-for-yogis/casey-cavanagh
If you're a dedicated yogi, chances are you take more into consideration when purchasing items than just how comfortable items are. Although sporting yoga pants has become a staple in nearly all women's wardrobes, dedicated yogis know that wearing spandex pants and occasionally attending Bikram is not enough to make you a yogi. Real yogis and yoga aficionados are no stranger to these top yoga brands.

Being a true yogi is a lifestyle! If you really love yoga, you probably already love the yoga clothing companies and good yoga mat makers on this list. But which are the best yoga brands, essential for any yogi's daily life? Yogis take pride in the best quality yoga apparel, the eco-friendly materials they are made from, and all the other brands that offer top-notch, totally zen, yoga services and related products, from mats to pants, and even tea.

Perfect your yoga poses in style! This list of companies and businesses that offer yoga products, clothing, and services ranks all the greatest yoga brands, so you can live this eco-friendly lifestyle without breaking the bank.

Fitness lifestyle brand that also sells home goods, instructional videos, and yoga mats.
Athleta Inc
The Gap owned company offers yoga wear as well as swimwear that is comfortable and affordable.
Company for children's yoga - everything from mats and bags to DVDs and books.
Yoga instructor Jamie Janna has over 350 stores worldwide, including luxury and men's lines.
Monthly subscription to receive sample products that are perfect for the yogi lifestyle.
Organic, all natural tanning oils and moisturizers. 
Affordable and practical yoga bags.
Swim wear, accessories, and fitness clothing for men and women, made hemp and organic cotton.
Cozy Orange
Affordable tops, bottoms, and accessories for yoga, including maternity wear.
Lily Lotus
Casual yoga attire, gifts, and paper goods.

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<![CDATA[The Best Brands for Your Hippie Lifestyle]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hippie-brands/ericascheidt

The hippie movement, born out of the 1960s as a cultural revolution against The Man, has gone through many incarnations. Though free love and tuning in and dropping out may have fallen out of popularity, the modern day hippie is still alive and well. While many argue that the hippie subculture died after the Summer of Love of 1969, the green and organic revolution has easily taken its earth-loving place and these modern hippies need to shop somewhere! These hippie brands are absolute essentials if you're looking to take up the subculture and lifestyle of a hippie today.

Though most '60s hippies and bohemians would cringe at the idea of brands, we think it's safe to say that the modern hippie has brand loyalty to many eco-friendly, organic, and cradle-to-cradle companies that strive to make the world a better place (some brands on this list are even saving the environment!).

Whether it's supporting Toms Shoes with their dedication to giving shoes to a child in need, or Seventh Generation whose purpose is to make your home a cleaner and greener place, the amount of eco-conscious brands ensures a better future for us all. Then there are hippie clothing brands like Free People, Anthropologie, and Patagonia, that will help you nail the boho look in the blink of a poncho or new pair of hippie pants.

If you choose to shop local and organic, buy 100% recycled products, or think that Burning Man sounds like a rollicking good time, we think it's safe to say that you might be a hippie. We've compiled a list of must have brands that all modern day hippies should be using. What brands do you think hippies love the most?

Give peace a chance and vote for the best brands for hippies below. Don't see the brands that scream peace, love, and happiness to you? Add them below to enlighten your fellow hippie chicks and dudes.


Newman's Own
Not only was Paul Newman 100% hottie, his company donates 100% of their after tax profits to charities.
The one stop shop for outdoor adventures.
Whole Foods Market
Pricey? Yes, but their organic selection is worth it.
Patagonia, Inc.
AKA Patagucci, Patagonia dedicates a portion of their profits to environmental groups.
Tom's of Maine
Most of Tom's products are vegan so you can feel fresh while saving the animals! 
Dr. Bronner's
These organic and fair trade soaps have over 18 uses.
Synergy Kombucha
Kombucha is supposedly a cure all for many ailments.
Preserve Products
Made entirely from recycled plastic, these kitchen and bath products are also adorable.
Toms Shoes
Every pair of adorable shoes sold is a pair of shoes given to an impoverished child.
Burning Man
A seven day party in the desert? Count us in.

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<![CDATA[The Best Movie Streaming Services]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movie-streaming-services/surag
Taking the entire family to the movies now costs about an arm and a leg. There are many movie streaming services for those who want to save a little money or watch movies from the comfort of their own homes. Vote for which movie streaming service you think is the best and let us know why in the Comments section.







Hulu Plus

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Xbox Video


Google Play

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<![CDATA[Brands That All College Freshmen Should Know About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/must-haves-for-college-freshmen/ericascheidt

College. A mythical land where the Natty Ice flows, underwear runs are mandatory, and the party rages all day, every day. All right, maybe not exactly. More like: College. A very real, very stressful, very fun, very life-changing time, where you learn an immense amount about yourself as you navigate the waters of adulthood. While college can bring the best of times, it can also be a stressful and confusing time for most; that's why it's important to be as prepared as humanly possible! This list ranks the essential brands all college freshman should be aware of and use extensively.

University life and higher education will definitely throw you some curveballs throughout your four years, but it's best to start your higher learning off on the right path, beginning with your freshman year. Whether it's making your dorm space more livable (and trust us when we say, dorm living sucks) by snapping up the most affordable and adorable room essentials, keeping track of your stress and health through fun and easy to use apps, or flashing your student I.D. to get some insanely awesome discounts, these must have brands will make the college transition as smooth as possible. Unless you were foolish enough to sign up for an 8 am lecture. You're on your own there.

So strap on your beer goggles, tie up your toga, and prepare yourself for some sleepless nights. These must have college brands will help you make sure that those magical four years are the best!


Buying textbooks from the campus bookstore is a ripoff. Use Amazon instead!
Costco = God's gift/sample paradise
Get yourself a mattress topper (and a Magnarp lamp!) from Ikea.
Why not watch every season of Breaking Bad before tackling that term paper?
It's important to keep in touch with the ones you love from home. Make time to Skype with friends or family!
Trader Joe's
Two Buck Chuck sold next to tasty and affordable food? Trader Joe's has a loyal college following for a reason. 
The majority of your time in college, you will be broke. Save money on fun activities and restaurants with Groupon. 
Trojan Condoms
Safe is sexy, kids!
Rate My Professor
Use Rate My Professor to check out reviews from past students. 
Planning on hitting an off campus party? Use Lyft to stay safe while keeping it cheap!

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