6 Single-Serving Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Make in the Microwave

These clever ways to cook food in the microwave are quick and easy, from comforting mac 'n' cheese to crisp apple chips.

Are you using your microwave to its full advantage? We've got six delicious foods you probably didn't know you could make quick and easy in the microwave, like chicken pot pie and a coffee shop-worthy latte!



Mac 'n Cheese

Ditch the stovetop! Cook your pasta right in the microwave with a little water. Drain when it's done and then dd in some milk, cheese and butter. Zap it again for a few minutes and you have a perfectly portioned meal.


Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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