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How to Act Like Barack Obama

Never mind politics—from the way we wear our suits to the way we relate to our wives, somehow American men are acting a little more like 44

1. THE iGESTURE

The Move: Obama presents Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with Her Majesty's favorite Broadway show tunes.

The Message: When you're playing on someone else's social, cultural, or generational turf, never hide your identity. Use that outsider status to your advantage, and win points with a personal gesture. You'll get extra credit for assuming the recipient will be hip to that gesture, no matter how foreign it may seem—it's flattering.

Photograph by John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images
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