Hi, I'm Catherine Price

I’m a science journalist, speaker, coach, consultant, and author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone (Ten Speed Press, 2018) and Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food (Penguin Press, 2015). As a freelance journalist, my work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Parade, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Self, Medium, Health Magazine, and Outside, among others.

I’m passionate about using my background as a science journalist to help people question their assumptions, make positive changes in their lives, and see mundane things (e.g. phones, vitamins) in a smarter and more philosophical light. The more fun I can have while doing so, the better.


After the publication of How to Break Up With Your Phone I heard from thousands of people around the world who confirmed my belief that by changing our relationships with our phones, we can change our lives.


This feedback thrilled me—and it also made me want to keep going. I created Screen/Life Balance to further my mission of creating evidence-backed resources to help us design lives in which we control our technology, rather than the other way around—with the ultimate goal of increasing our happiness, productivity, creativity, health and wellbeing.  


I’m delighted that you’ve found the site, and hope that you’ll join our movement. The first step?  Sign up for our newsletter to receive resources, suggestions, challenges, announcements and more.


We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve people’s Screen/Life Balance, and are always amazed by how many people are having trouble with the same things. If there is a specific Screen/Life Balance issue that you’re struggling with, let us know: tell us about your challenge, and we’ll try to create a resource that can help. 


For more about me, my books and my general journalistic work, please visit my personal website here. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram where I (or my team) sometimes post things!


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The #FunSquad

I'm writing a book about fun. (Yes, during a pandemic. Challenge accepted.) As part of my research, I'm recruiting a "FunSquad" — a group of volunteers who want to gain a better understanding of what fun means to them, and add more fun to their lives.