The other day I counted six puzzles, four number games, and three eye charts in my LinkedIn home-page feed...and that was in one hour.

Is that really how you want to spend your time on LinkedIn? For most of us, I think not.

So, here is a quick fix to stop the madness.

If you are consistently receiving status updates from someone who is wasting your precious time or whose updates just don't apply to your business or interests, simply scroll over to the top right and click the usually hidden Hide button. After doing this, you will no longer get updates from that connection.

You have not removed the connection from your network, just his/her ability to post to your home feed. Should you want to completely remove the person as a connection, go to his/her profile, click the down arrow next to the gray Endorse button, and then click Remove Connection.

I'm sorry to say that at this point you are unable to completely turn off all the sponsored updates that companies have paid good money to have you take a look at.

Another step you may want to take in an effort to clean up your home page is to revisit the other types of updates that are set to go into your home-page feed.

Go to your Privacy & Settings on the top right (it pops up when you scroll over your picture). Then in the Account tab, select Customize the updates you see on your home page. Uncheck the updates you really don't care about missing.

If you take these two steps, you'll be able to spend time on the LinkedIn information that is most important to you.