Even the military is on the mindfulness and meditation bandwagon. Is this a good thing? Here's what the study found: The study found that mindfulness training, which teaches people how\nto stay alert and in the moment without becoming emotional (giving them\na kind of "mental armor"), improved the moods of U.S. Marines preparing\nfor deployment to Iraq. Practicing mindfulness also improved a type of\nmemory that enables people to complete complex mental tasks. You can read the full article at LiveScience.