The 5 Friends Every Chick Needs

3. Your Own Personal Martha Stewart

She knows everything from how to get candle wax off your cat's ear to what color shoes to wear with a celadon silk suit. Need a recipe for champagne punch? She'll fax over five of them and would make the champagne if she needed to. Roof leaking? She's there with some shingles and tar that she happened to have in the workshop. She has every tool, every recipe and every magazine article cross-referenced and indexed, and she's as resourceful as the FBI, the CIA and Interpol combined. She is irreplaceable.

Want to be just like her? Learn to be a diva in your own Home & Garden, and the kitchen, too.

4. Your Sister-in-a-Suit

She knows how much your salary is and was instrumental in getting it there by counseling you before your last big performance review. You share investment tips, career strategies and the secrets of crafting the world's perfect resume. What to wear to that interview? She's the one you turn to. Powerhouse, confidante and the Wall Street Journal in comfortable pumps -- she's a source of professional inspiration and awfully fun to have drinks with after work, to boot.

Find career advice for yourself or a friend here.

5. Wild Woman

You've always been curious about male strip clubs but never had the nerve to ask any of your usual friends to go to one. Bingo -- wild woman is your ticket; she's probably done something crazy such as work in one in the past. Nothing will shock her, and the word judgment (for better or worse) is not in her vocabulary. You can tell her anything. No matter how serious or benign, she takes it in stride on her way to the next adventure. When you're with her, hang on tight and never use your real name.

Want to know more about her inner-strength -- and your own? Untap your Goddess Power!

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From "It's a Chick Thing" Copyright (c) 2000, by Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Mile Terry, published by Conari Press. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.

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