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Her advice column, Ask Jenny, will run every Sunday, though McCarthy actually made her debut as a local sage in September, when the Sunday Splash launched. "How can I feel more confident when I'm naked?" wondered Alexandra B., who is from Naperville. "If fantastic ideas were accepted as legitimate advice," McCarthy advised, Alexandra B. might consider going back in time to when she was 20 years old. Well, if wishes were horses, etc. The second suggestion was that Alexandra B. should lose weight. Ask Jenny will continue to address "subjects girlfriends talk about," for instance, "love, sex, parenting, friendship, fitness and more."
That's just her day job, though. McCarthy also helms an organization, Generation Rescue, that advances the tinfoil-hat claims that autism is caused by childhood vaccination—or, as the Sun-Times phrased it earlier this year, "promotes options for autism treatment."