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The Editors: Is modern life killing us?

30 July 2013 Last updated at 02:23 BST

Is the pace of life - juggling childcare, a commute, work, technology and exercise - affecting individuals' happiness in the UK?

Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest we are actually working on average an hour or two less than we did in 1971 but it does not feel that way, as the internet and email mean we are never off-duty.

Reeta Chakrabarti is given tips on how to slow down and asks whether any lessons can be learned from people in Denmark, where people work shorter hours and pay less for childcare.

The Editors features the BBC's on-air specialists asking questions that reveal deeper truths about their areas of expertise. Watch it on BBC1 on Monday 29 July at 23:10 BST or catch it later on the BBC iPlayer or on BBC World News.

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