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floatingPlaying catch-up? Here are the week’s five must-read Well+Good stories you may have missed.

1. Here’s what happened when I tried floating in a tank
When meditating and taking a luxurious bath combine…

2. The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere
Fitness star Zuzka Light shares one of her speedy, sweaty workouts for the days that you just can’t squeeze in a spin class.

3. Obama just officially banned microbeads in personal care products
Plastic in face wash and toothpaste is just so 2015.

4. 5 common mistakes you’re probably making on the treadmill
Think treadmills are boring and ineffective? Think again. A few small changes will make a huge difference for your indoor runs.

5. Why you should focus on intentions instead of resolutions this year (and how to do it)
Out with resolutions, in with intentions. Chandresh Bhardwaj shares his tips on being your best, most present self in 2016.