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

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

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

So take a look at this list of beloved brands and vote up the ones YOU love the most! Has IKEA made your apartment a much more inviting home? Has Netflix disrupted the way you watch TV or movies? Did LEGO, Mattel, and Nintendo improve your childhood? Have you benefitted from Planned Parenthood's services in a pinch or when you were between healthcare plans? Let the world know by voting up the brands that have changed your life for the better!
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1
837 90
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
639 158
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Netflix Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media

3
575 164
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

4
508 317
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

5
455 199
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

6
440 312
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Facebook Social Network

7
505 189
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
155 21
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

9
404 199
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
LEGO Toy

10
384 171
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Sony Corporation Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

11
439 162
Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nintendo Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

12
299 249
eBay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
eBay Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

13
251 244
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
HBO Cable television

14
279 175
Heinz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Heinz Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

15
320 181
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

16
250 217
Costco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

17
272 197
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

18
256 187
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Kellogg's Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

19
193 133
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

20
181 321
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

21
277 218
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

Companies That Have The Best Branding

22
240 179
Subway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

23
155 139
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

24
95 77
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AddWilson added Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

25
44 48
TED is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

26
189 186
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

27
153 147
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

28
152 190
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Mattel Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

List of Companies That Hire Felons

29
34 59
NPR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

30
235 257
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

31
60 89
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

32
39 40
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Trader Joe's Retail

33
195 139
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

34
85 156
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

35
120 133
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

The Most Popular Cars for Women

36
119 187
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

37
47 34
General Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added General Mills Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

38
37 35
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

39
178 158
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Campbell Soup Company Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

40
130 246
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

41
38 45
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

42
102 200
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

How Does MoviePass Plan To Make Money?

43
21 49
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

44
30 28
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

45
26 26
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

46
17 50
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

47
33 45
Xerox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Xerox Document management system, Manufacturing, IT service management

48
16 36
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

49
68 160
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

50
19 46
Airbnb, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better