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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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851 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
647 159
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
582 168
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
515 322
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

5
463 201
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
444 319
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Facebook Social Network

7
513 192
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
165 22
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
408 202
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
LEGO Toy

10
389 172
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
442 164
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
300 255
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
283 176
Heinz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Heinz Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

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254 248
HBO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
HBO Cable television

Books That Changed Your Life

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324 185
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

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254 221
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
276 200
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

18
259 191
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

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197 136
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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185 324
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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282 219
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

The Best Science Podcasts

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242 181
Subway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

23
159 140
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

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99 80
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

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46 50
TED is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

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193 186
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

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158 147
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

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240 259
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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36 61
NPR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

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152 192
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Mattel Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

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62 91
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

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40 42
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Trader Joe's Retail

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198 139
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

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87 159
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

35
122 135
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

Amazing Early Photos of the World's Most Iconic Companies

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119 191
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

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48 36
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

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

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183 158
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

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131 248
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

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103 201
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

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39 47
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

The Best Global Brands

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32 29
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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21 51
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

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27 28
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

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17 52
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

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35 47
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

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19 37
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

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69 161
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

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19 49
Airbnb, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better