Cut bacon in half when you open the package. You can fry in a skillet, bake in a conventional oven or cook in the microwave. It will not curl!
A little salt in a skillet will keep grease from splattering. Don't overdo the salt!
Cook in the microwave on a plate covered with paper towels. You can put several layers of bacon and towels to cook enough for several servings. Cover with a paper plate. It is best to set the time long enough to cook the entire batch. I have noticed if I keep nuking it one minute at a time, it will be too chewy. The time depends on the size of your microwave oven. You will get a feel for it over time. We still like bacon fried in a skillet best.
Keep end pieces and too thin/thick pieces in a bag in your freezer. I use them on top of my meat loaf, in green beans and topping my baked beans.
Happy Bacon cooking and eating!