When asked how many confidants they have, 25% of Americans reported zero. Moreover, the amount of close friendships people have has dropped since 1985. Andrew Horn, CEO and co-founder of Tribute, calls this the connection crisis: "This dearth of relationships is not just making us sad, it’s literally making us sick," he says. Having weak ties to others is as harmful as alcoholism and twice as harmful as obesity. Social skills should be taught in school, because they’re fundamental to our success and, more importantly, our happiness.