Update, May 24, 2013: Since this post was published, I've found a much faster way to get rid of What's Hot posts from your Home stream. Once logged in to Google+, choose What's Hot from the left-hand slide-out menu. The top right-hand card on the page will say "What's hot and recommended." Click the Settings cog, and then uncheck "Show posts in Home stream."
That's all you need to do. But below is the original content of this story.
Users of Google+ probably noticed a new section on their news stream … Read more