Fix your #whitespace problem with the #newgoogleplus

install a small extension for #chrome called #stylish , follow the link to the edit and add the fix.

link to #stylish : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe

not sure who created edit, but very handy - many thanks +William Gunn
How Google+ is supposed to look. #newgoogleplus

Go here: http://userstyles.org/styles/63956/google-new-layout-width-fix and edit the userstyle where I've bolded it:
.ncGWdc {
width: 100% !important;
}

.ncGWdc .lzqA1d, .ncGWdc .Te, .ncGWdc .iH {
width: 90% !important;
}

Those values are originally set at 75% and 90%, editing as I have done makes the post area push the trending topics underneath the chat/hangout list, so it's effectively invisible. Some things are still a little janky, but not as janky as wasting a vertical third of a page on a widescreen monitor.
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