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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
753 73
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

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2
563 135
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
497 144
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
458 274
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

5
404 166
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
403 262
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Facebook Social Network

7
450 165
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
367 161
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
LEGO Toy

9
382 133
Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nintendo Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

10
85 7
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

11
336 146
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
272 211
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
227 205
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
HBO Cable television

14
243 143
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

15
280 150
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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16
233 153
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Kellogg's Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

17
218 189
Costco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

18
170 103
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

19
242 169
Target is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

20
247 189
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

21
135 103
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

22
209 153
Subway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

23
154 282
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

24
65 46
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
134 115
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

26
21 23
TED is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

27
165 161
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

28
132 166
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

29
209 227
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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30
13 34
NPR is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

31
36 63
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

32
176 122
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

33
108 162
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

34
19 23
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Trader Joe's Retail

35
100 112
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

36
65 131
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

37
29 18
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
95 174
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

39
18 18
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

40
157 141
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Campbell Soup Company Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

41
114 222
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

42
8 27
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

43
7 8
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

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44
17 25
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

45
7 28
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

46
12 10
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

47
21 25
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
10 8
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

49
60 134
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
9 23
Virgin America is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better