Last Friday Harding Stowe, the owner of Brooklyn Kava, stopped by the Gizmodo offices to offer us a sample of kava tea—a tea so potently relaxing people have been said to have driven off roads after drinking it.
Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour wine tour, and you want to get your money’s worth? Or maybe you’re hitting your bachelor pal’s BBQ, and the action starts at noon. Or, maybe, what the hell, you just want to go all out on a hot summer day. This afternoon bender is probably not a good idea. But here are some tips to make sure you stay awake—and, you know, survive.