Talking points: Princeton mom, San Francisco elf, Pepsi's makeover

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Local,Talking Points,Kate Jacobson

Susan Patton, a Princeton University alumna and mother to two male Princeton students, wrote a letter to the Daily Princetonian to express what college ladies should really be on: finding a husband. In a letter to the school's paper -- which is addressed to "the daughters I never had" -- she tells young Princeton women that college is prime time to bag a husband, and once you get out into the real world, non-Ivy League dudes don't make the cut. "For most of you, the cornerstone of your future and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man you marry," she writes. "And you will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you." Since penning her letter, it's gone viral on the Internet.

What magical creature is frolicking around San Francisco?

Allegedly an elf. A neighborhood blog in San Francisco posted a picture of a mysterious wooden door at the bottom of a tree that magically appeared overnight near Golden Gate Park. The post has the Internet abuzz with some interesting theories as to who built it and who (or what) might be behind it. On Twitter, people have speculated it could be anything from fairies to crafty, architectually-advanced squirrels.

Who got a makeover?

The question is more like what got a makeover. Pepsi announced that, for the first time since 1996, the drink will come in a redesigned bottle. Instead of the old tubular design, the new bottle features a top-heavy bottle top with a slender, "grippable" bottle bottom. The soda maker is calling the new bottle a "milestone" for the company, and said the new design reflects the brand's attributes and youthful spirit. The new design will start rolling out in 16-ounce and 20-ounce bottles starting in April.

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