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16 of the world's top companies are hiring for these remote jobs

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16 of the world's top companies are hiring for these remote jobs

Originally posted on FlexJobs.

Many job seekers begin their search by evaluating companies first. Being a trustworthy company can bring top-tier talent knocking at the door of businesses, and working for such a company can make employees feel connected and enthused about the company's mission.

Forbes recently surveyed people about the companies on the 2018 Global 2000 list, which is a yearly ranking of 2,000 companies based on sales, profit, assets, and market value, to determine which are the best regarded. Companies were evaluated on topics such as trustworthiness, social conduct, performance of the company's product or service and the company as an employer."

We took Forbes' list to find the companies hiring for the most remote jobs.

1. Amazon

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. The company sells tablets, furniture, household items, apparel, electronics, music, movies and a vast selection of other products. Amazon maintains a work-from-home program designed to cater to international candidates eager and qualified to work remotely.

2. Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive provides a range of oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition products. It is one of the world's most recognized brands, with Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Murphy, Hills and Ajax among some of its brands.

3. Dell

Dell is a privately owned global computer technology company established in 1984. It is most known for its software, personal computers, printers, cameras, MP3 players, and HDTVs. The company has long supported flexible work and has even come together with FlexJobs to promote remote work opportunities.

4. Hilton

Founded in 1919, Hilton is a global hotel management company. It has a portfolio of 14 of the best-performing brands in its industry. Of its flexible work offerings, Hilton said: "The more flexible we make the work environment, the more we can provide our team members with what they need to manage their lives while feeling trusted and valued."

5. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a well-known household brand that provides health and wellness products. It operates 250 companies in more than 60 countries around the world. The company employs more than 120,000 employees and hires for a variety of remote jobs.

6. Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz is a food producer, with several different food brands, including Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Cadbury, OREO, Trident, Philadelphia, and Nabisco. The company has partnerships with Feeding America and Stop Hunger Now, having provided billions of servings of food to people in need.

7. LG Electronics

LG Electronics is a consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances brand with global sales of more than $55 billion. It employs more than 80,000 people and fosters a workplace environment that encourages creativity, performance and career growth.

8. Marriott

Marriott is a hotel and lodging company with roots that can be traced back to 1927. Its revenues exceed $14 billion and a few of the brands that fall under the Marriott name include Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

9. Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is an international healthcare company and a preeminent leader in diabetes care. It seeks to be an impetus for comprehensive change in diabetes care, education and public policy.

10. Pfizer

As a leading biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer develops and manufactures high-quality therapies for people and animals following strict safety standards. Its products include a broad range of medicines, vaccines, nutritional supplements and consumer healthcare products.

11. Philips

Founded in 1891, Philips is one of the world's largest electronics companies and a leading provider of acute care, home healthcare, oral healthcare, lighting applications, contemporary art, watches and jewelry, photographs and energy-efficient lighting solutions for global markets.

12. Samsung Electronic

Samsung is an electronic company that's been in business for more than 70 years. It is comprised of numerous affiliate businesses, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung C&T and Samsung Engineering.

13. Siemens

Siemens is an industrial electrical engineering and electronics corporation. Products developed and manufactured by Siemens include industrial controls, energy efficient building solutions, wind turbines, medical imagining technology, train and subway solutions, equity investments and home appliances.

14. Sony

Sony is an entertainment and technology product company with more than 1,000 consolidated subsidiaries. Business units managed by Sony include video games, network services, electronics, music services, motion pictures, medical business and financial services.

15. Walt Disney Company

Founded in 1923, the Walt Disney Company focuses on four business sectors: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. The company employs a staff of 175,000 people worldwide and is the world's largest media and entertainment corporation.

16. Zurich Financial Services Group

Zurich provides multi-line insurance products for customers around the world. The company serves clients in more than 170 countries, and employs 60,000 associates.

Originally posted on FlexJobs.

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These are the best bath time products you can get for under $20

These budget-friendly products really make a splash.

With babies and toddlers, bath time is about so much more than washing off: It's an opportunity for fun, sensory play and sweet bonding moments—with the added benefit of a cuddly, clean baby afterward.

Because bathing your baby is part business, part playtime, you're going to want products that can help with both of those activities. After countless bath times, here are the products that our editors think really make a splash. (Better yet, each item is less than $20!)

Comforts Bath Wash & Shampoo

Comforts Baby Wash & Shampoo

Made with oat extract, this bath wash and shampoo combo is designed to leave delicate skin cleansed and nourished. You and your baby will both appreciate the tear-free formula—so you can really focus on the bath time fun.

Munckin Soft Spot Bath Mat

Munchkin slip mat

When your little one is splish-splashing in the bath, help keep them from also sliding around with a soft, anti-slip bath mat. With strong suction cups to keep it in place and extra cushion to make bath time even more comfortable for your little one, this is an essential in our books.

Comforts Baby Lotion

Comforts baby lotion

For most of us, the bath time ritual continues when your baby is out of the tub when you want to moisturize their freshly cleaned skin. We look for lotions that are hypoallergenic, nourishing and designed to protect their skin.

The First Years Stack Up Cups

First year stack cups

When it comes to bath toys, nothing beats the classic set of stackable cups: Sort them by size, practice pouring water, pile them high—your little one will have fun with these every single bath time.

Comforts Baby Oil

Comforts baby oil

For dry skin that needs a little extra TLC, our team loves Comforts' fast-absorbing baby oil aloe vera and vitamin E. Pro tip: When applied right after drying off your baby, the absorption is even more effective.

KidCo Bath Toy Organizer

KidCo Bath Organizer

Between bathing supplies, wash rags, toys and more, the tub sure can get crowded in a hurry. We like that this organizer gives your little one space to play and bathe while still keeping everything you need within reach.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

SONTAKEY  I Am Enough Bracelet

May this Oath Bracelet be your reminder that you are perfect just the way you are. That you are enough for your children, you are enough for your friends & family, you are enough for everything that you do. You are enough, mama <3

$35

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14 Toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

$40

Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

$120

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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