See the original post's comments and the individual images for even more CSS tricks and suggestions.
Not satisfied with the new column widths? Beef them up with some CSS
If you are also moved over to the new G+ layout, you might have some difficulties adjusting to the new layout.
While the idea of using multiple columns to fight #whitespace  (or #greyspace  as they are calling it now) while retaining legibility by restricting the widths of the text boxes is nice, I feel that the new layout could've made the boxes a bit beefier.

Since most browsers nowadays support userstyles or extensions that add support for them, I decided that  instead of just complaining about it, I would write a couple of CSS rules that solved the problem for me.

See the photos for the individual CSS rules and their example results, or visit to read the CSS or install with Stylish.

UPDATE: If you are also tired of the 'inner' scrollbars in the notifications box, then add this rule:
.CLSMk {
    max-height: inherit;

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