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