To cut easily: freeze for thirty minutes.
To reduce shrinkage: Run bacon under cold water before frying, This can reduce shrinkage and curling by up to 50%.
To separate slices: Before you open a package of bacon, roll it. This will help separate the slices for easy removal.
To fry ahead of time: Cook and drain, then wrap in wax paper. Freeze them in a plastic zippered bag or other freezer container. Reheat briefly in a skillet.