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What are objects that have made your life better?

Do they work without an iOS / macos device though?

1Mark Xu1yyes - they work great with my pixel3a.
What are objects that have made your life better?

I've used custom ROMs before, but it's easy enough to hide whatever app you can't remove. Google news for one can be removed and I have from my pixel for attention reasons. The app timers functionality is super useful for any applications you don't want to use more than a few mins a day too.

A non-mystical explanation of insight meditation and the three characteristics of existence: introduction and preamble

If you want a non-mystical theory-of-everything for meditation, you can't do much better than Shinzen Young. His article, "What is mindfulness" is a good start and I highly recommend his book "The science of enlightenment"(science being metaphorical here). He had multiple free PDFs of meditation practice manuals on his site and many YouTube videos as well.

While at deeper levels, meditative experiences enter the ineffable territory quickly, Shinzen has done an excellent job defining terms precisely and breaking down things into relatively simple terms. He writes as an engineer/scientist would and in my opinion, brings a much needed clarity to the theory and practice of meditation.