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body positive

Having or intended to have the effect of encouraging a positive view of one's body that focuses on overall wellbeing and self-worth, as opposed to being self-critical or adhering to unhealthy trends or societal views of beauty. I try to be body positive, but it's hard when the media constantly bombards us with unrealistic images of female beauty. It's nice to see some body-positive advertising for once.
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proof positive

Proof that definitively confirms something; undeniable proof (of something). This document—signed by the defendant—is proof positive that he authorized the transfer of funds. If you're looking for proof positive, you're not going to find it. Some things just don't have a definite answer.
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think positive

To be optimistic, especially about a particular situation. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
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(I've) seen better.

a noncommittal and not very positive judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen better. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Bob: Seen better.
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think positive

Be optimistic, concentrate on the good rather than the bad, as in It's true you were fired but think positive-now you can look for a job you really like . This expression comes from the psychological doctrine of positive thinking, which gained currency with Norman Vincent Peale's popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). [Second half of 1900s]
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proof ˈpositive

definite or convincing proof: It’s proof positive of her belief in the company that she’s investing her own money in it.
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think ˈpositive

think in a confident way about what you can do: If you don’t think positive, you won’t win. ▶ ˌpositive ˈthinking noun: He believes in the power of positive thinking.
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think positive

Concentrate on the bright side, on what is constructive and good; ignore the negative aspect. This exhortation comes from Norman Vincent Peale’s inspirational best-seller, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). Although the idea had been developed by numerous psychologists of the early twentieth century, the term itself became current after the publication of Dr. Peale’s book.
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A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was performed to determine if use of school connectedness strategies differed based on perceived benefits and barriers to positively connecting students to school.
It was expected that religious comfort would positively predict a preference for positively-oriented Christian information and negatively predict a preference for negatively-oriented information because these preferences may affirm this experience.
The first hypothesis predicted that students' motives to communicate with their instructors (i.e., relational, functional, participatory, and sycophantic) would be related positively to perceived instructor credibility (i.e., competence, character, and caring).
"This has been viewed positively by the full stewards committee.
When choosing between options with uncertain outcomes, both groups chose the risky option more often in response to negatively framed dilemmas compared with the positively framed.
Persons claims that an independent audit committee contributes positively to ethical financial reporting and effective oversight of ethics programs.
The Israeli Football Association has responded positively to holiday greetings sent from Iran, according to a report in the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT on Monday.
In all five sites, respondents who had never talked about HIV/AIDS were more likely than others to believe that people living with HIV should be ashamed and isolated (odds ratios, 1.5-2.3); having no knowledge of antiretroviral medications was positively associated with such negative attitudes in all sites except Soweto (1.5-3.3), and never having been tested for HIV was positively associated with negative attitudes in Thailand (1.7).
Amazon.com has revealed the bestselling, most positively reviewed, most-wished-for and favorite gift products as determined by its customers in 2008.
Coroner Sir Michael Wright said the innocent Brazilian was shot at London's Stockwell Tube station although no surveillance officer positively identified him as a terrorist.
Larry Audas, president and general manager at KTHV-TV, Channel 11, said the station will no longer air "Positively Arkansas." Audas said the program's host and executive producer, Sheryl Lackey, did a great job developing the show.
this enhanced version has an internal sensor that gives operators a visual means of identifying that the mechanism is positively locked or unlocked.
The experimental cooling device, fabricated on top of a mock computer chip, works by generating ions using negatively charged cathodes and a positively charged anode positioned above the cathodes.
More so than oversized pictures or quilts, postcard-sized quilted keepsakes lend to display and use and POSITIVELY POSTCARDS: QUILTED KEEPSAKES TO SAVE OR SEND offers a range of 4x6 'mini-greetings' which can be done in an evening.
Results: Concentrations of n-3 fatty acids were positively associated with total BMD and spine BMD at 22 years of age.