Gucci and The RealReal are teaming to sell used luxury fashion

a person carrying a suitcase: A male model decked out in Gucci sits casually on a swing

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A male model decked out in Gucci sits casually on a swing

In the latest sign luxury companies can’t ignore the booming secondhand market, Gucci and luxury consignment site The RealReal today announced a new partnership.

Through the end of the year, The RealReal will have a dedicated portal on its site for Gucci products. Some of the more than 2,000 items will be consigned by The RealReal’s customers, but Gucci is supplying products as well. They are items the label primarily used for occasions such as photoshoots and were never previously sold, according to The RealReal’s head of communications, Erin Santy.

The companies are pitching the deal as a sustainability effort. Watchdogs have called for fashion to embrace a circular model, where clothing gets reused rather than discarded, to address the industry’s damaging environmental impact. A healthy resale market is vital to this aim. The

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Sophia Chang Talks Teaming With Pamela Adlon, RZA, Jim Jarmusch And More For ‘Unlock Her Potential’ Mentorship For Women Of Color

Sophia Chang is known for managing some of the biggest names in R&B and hip hop such as Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, the rap group A Tribe Called Quest as well as members of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan including RZA, GZA and the late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard. She talks about her experience in her memoir The Baddest BItch in the Room, which she is currently being developed into a scripted series at FX. Now, as a woman of color who has been in a leadership position, Chang is paying it forward with her new mentorship program Unlock Her Potential.

The mentorship program launched in September to bolster women of color so that they can “break up the boys club” and ascend to C-suite, directing and other leadership positions. Under the program, mentees will be paired with a mentor and will have the opportunity to connect with them one-on-one for

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Innovative model improves Army human-agent teaming

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At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland, College Park, researchers developed what is known as the Autoregressive Linear Mixture, or ALM, a novel model for analyzing time-series data, or how things change over time.

For the Army, this comes in to play to assess the cognitive states of Soldiers to allow an intelligent adaptive system to balance the workload of the crew when completing challenging critical missions.

Employing recent advancements in optimization for nonconvex problems, the researchers adapted a proximal gradient algorithm and validated the proposed model and algorithm on an open-source electroencephalography, or EEG, dataset.

This work, recently featured in IEEE Xplore, innovates

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