Barf, hurl, vomit or puke — it’s called throwing up, but it really brings me down. Even if you have a friend who swears she will always be there to hold your hair back, sooner or later we all barf on ourselves. It happens to everyone, particularly after a night of too little food and too much whiskey.

Consider this guide an experienced expert’s list of best practices. (I’ve puked badly so you won’t have to.) And remember: to barf is human, to pass out in ones own bed afterward is divine.