10 Plant-Based Oils You Should Cook With

You probably have a stash of olive oil in your pantry, but what about sunflower oil? Or safflower oil? Here we take a look at 10 plant-based oils that will give your meals a dose of flavor.

10 Plant-Based Oils You Should Cook With

You probably have a stash of olive oil in your pantry, but what about sunflower oil? Or safflower oil? Here we take a look at 10 plant-based oils that will give your meals a dose of flavor.

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Olive Oil

Yes, we probably all have a bottle of fruity, grassy-tasting olive oil stashed in our pantries, and that’s because it’s high in good-for-you monounsaturated fats. The extra-virgin variety has a low smoke point (325° F), so save it for drizzling on bread or over fresh salads. Extra light olive oil is more refined than extra-virgin, which gives it a higher smoke point of just over 450° F, making it perfect for sautéing veggies.

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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